13 U.S.C. § 8
Aug. 31, 1954, ch. 1158, 68 Stat. 1013; Pub. L. 85-207, §4, Aug. 28, 1957, 71 Stat. 481; Pub. L. 94-521, §6(a), Oct. 17, 1976, 90 Stat. 2460.
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTESBased on title 13, U.S.C., 1952 ed., §218, and section Secretary, meaning the Secretary of Commerce, were substituted for references to the Director of the Census, to conform with 1950 Reorganization Plan No. 5, §§1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263. See Revision Note to section of this title. For the same reason, a reference in section 218 of title 13, U.S.C., 1952 ed., to the Bureau of the Census was changed, in subsection (e) of this revised section to "Department of Commerce or any bureau or agency thereof".Changes were made in phraseology and arrangement.of title 42, U.S.C., 1952 ed., The Public Health and Welfare (June 18, 1929, ch. 28, §18, 46 Stat. 25; July 15, 1949, ch. 338, title VI, §607, 63 Stat. 441).Section consolidates section 218 of title 13, U.S.C., 1952 ed., with that part of subsection (b) of section of title 42, U.S.C., 1952 ed., which made such section 218 applicable to the censuses of housing. For remainder of such section of title 42 (which has been transferred in its entirety to this revised title), see Distribution Table.References to the
AMENDMENTS 1976- Pub. L. 94-521substituted "Authenticated transcripts or copies" for "Certified copies" in section catchline.Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94-521 substituted provision that the Secretary may furnish to any respondent, or the successor or authorized agent of such respondent, transcripts or copies of reports containing information furnished in connection with the surveys and census, upon payment of the necessary costs, for provision that authorized the Secretary, in his discretion, to furnish the Governors of States and Territories, courts of record, and individuals, data for genealogical and other proper purposes, from the population, agriculture, and housing schedules prepared under the authority of subchapter II of chapter 5 of this title, upon payment of the necessary costs, plus one dollar for supplying a certificate.Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 94-521 inserted provision subjecting the Secretary to the limitations contained in sections and of this title, when furnishing statistical materials under this section, substituted "copies of tabulations and other statistical materials" for "transcripts or copies of tables and other census records", inserted provision that materials furnished under this section may not disclose information reported by, or on behalf of, a particular respondent, and substituted a provision enumerating the public and private establishments and individuals, on behalf of whom, special statistical compilations may be conducted for provision that such compilations may be conducted on behalf of State or local officials, private concerns, or individuals.Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 94-521 struck out "the authority of" after "furnished under", substituted "any respondent or other person" for "the persons", and inserted "except in the prosecution of alleged violations of this title" after "relates,".1957-Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 85-207, §4(a), inserted sentence at end respecting engagement in joint statistical projects.Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 85-207, §4(b), required the deposit in a separate account of moneys received in payment for work or services, previously credited to an appropriation for collecting statistics, and permitted certain uses of such account.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1976 AMENDMENTAmendment by Pub. L. 94-521 effective Oct. 17, 1976, see section 17 of Pub. L. 94-521 set out as a note under sectionof this title.
- "Bureau" means the Bureau of the Census;
- "Secretary" means the Secretary of Commerce; and
- "respondent" includes a corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, proprietorship, society, joint stock company, individual, or other organization or entity which reported information, or on behalf of which information was reported, in response to a questionnaire, inquiry, or other request of the Bureau.