§ 41 Incorporation of institution
§ 42 Board of Regents; members
§ 43 Appointment of regents; terms of office; vacancies
§ 44 Organization of board; expenses; gratuitous services
§ 45 Special meetings of members
§ 46 Duties of Secretary
§ 46a Employment of aliens by Secretary
§ 47 Acting Secretary
§ 48 Salary and removal of Secretary and assistants
§ 50 Reception and arrangement of specimens and objects of art
§ 50a Gellatly art collection; estimates of sums needed for preservation and maintenance
§ 51 Library
§ 52 Evidence of title to site and buildings
§ 53 Protection of property
§ 53a Authorization of appropriations
§ 54 Appropriation of interest
§ 55 Acceptance of other sums
§ 56 Disposal of unappropriated money
§ 57 Disbursements
§ 59 Collections of National Ocean Survey, United States Geological Survey, and others deposited in National Museum
§ 60 Army articles furnished to National Museum
§ 65a Director of the National Museum
§ 67 Right of repeal
§ 69 Anthropological researches; cooperation of Institution with States, educational institutions, or scientific organizations
§ 70 Authorization of appropriations; cooperative work

Terms Used In U.S. Code > Title 20 > Chapter 3 > Subchapter I

  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • association: when used in reference to a corporation, shall be deemed to embrace the words "successors and assigns of such company or association" in like manner as if these last-named words, or words of similar import, were expressed. See 1 USC 5
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • individual: shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development. See 1 USC 8
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • oath: includes affirmation, and "sworn" includes affirmed. See 1 USC 1
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • officer: includes any person authorized by law to perform the duties of the office. See 1 USC 1
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Public debt: Cumulative amounts borrowed by the Treasury Department or the Federal Financing Bank from the public or from another fund or account. The public debt does not include agency debt (amounts borrowed by other agencies of the Federal Government). The total public debt is subject to a statutory limit.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • writing: includes printing and typewriting and reproductions of visual symbols by photographing, multigraphing, mimeographing, manifolding, or otherwise. See 1 USC 1