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SUPPLEMENT III

TO THE

MILITARY LAWS

OF THE

UNITED STATES

EDITION OF 1929

CONTAINING LEGISLATION OF THE
71ST CONGRESS, 72D CONGRESS AND

PART OF THE 73D CONGRESS

(CUMULATIVE)

This supplement supersedes Supplement II, August 1, 1931

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

WASHINGTON, August 1, 1933. Supplement III to the Military Laws of the United States, 1929, containing additions and amendments made by the Seventy-first and Seventy-second Congresses, and part of the Seventy-third Congress, is published for the information and guidance of all concerned. There have been added also notes of court decisions and opinions of the Attorney General rendered since 1929, and certain provisions omitted from the original text. Certain provisions included in the original text but since determined to be no longer in effect have been eliminated. This supplement supersedes Supplement II, August 1, 1931.

So-called recurring provisions” are designated in the original text by the note "A similar provision has appeared in prior appropriation acts.” When no change is indicated, it is to be understood that such provisions are repeated in substantially the same form in the corresponding appropriation acts for subsequent years.

Sections designated by a small letter following the number are new. New matter added to or amending existing sections is so described in an explanatory note.

In the tables the terms "reference added” and “reference eliminated” used where the citation to an existing section is corrected, as indicated by note thereunder, but without any change in the text of the section; and also to make corrections in the tables which involve no change in either the text or citation of existing sections.

[A.G. 010.6 (8-1-31).]

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BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

DOUGLAS MACARTHUR,

General, Chief of Staff.

OFFICIAL:
JAMES F. McKINLEY,
Major General,

The Adjutant General.

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SECTION 1. The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.

SEC. 2. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.

SEC. 3. If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.

SEO. 4. The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them, and for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the Senate may choose a Vice President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them.

Sec. 5. Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the 15th day of October following the ratification of this article.

Sec. 6. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date of its submission.

This amendment was certified by the Secretary of State as valid to all intents and purposes as a part of the Constitution of the United States, on February 6, 1933.

ARTICLE XXI

SECTION 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

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