The Secretary of Agriculture may propagate bee-breeding stock and may release bee germ plasm to the public.
CODIFICATION This section was not enacted as part of act Aug. 31, 1922, which comprises this chapter. Provisions similar to this section were contained in the following prior Department of Agriculture Appropriation Acts: June 28, 1944, ch. 296, 58 Stat. 439. July 12, 1943, ch. 215, 57 Stat. 407.AMENDMENTS 1981—Pub. L. 97–98 inserted "and may release bee germ plasm to the public". 1951—Act Oct. 31, 1951, struck out provisions relating to sale of surplus bee-breeding stock, and the fixing of rates and disposition of proceeds in connection therewith.EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1981 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 97–98 effective on Dec. 22, 1981, see section 1801 of Pub. L. 97–98, set out as an Effective Date note under section 4301 of this title.
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