The prohibitions in this chapter shall be limited to individuals who are at least 40 years of age.
In the case of any personnel action affecting employees or applicants for employment which is subject to the provisions of sectionof this title, the prohibitions established in section of this title shall be limited to individuals who are at least 40 years of age.
29 U.S.C. § 631
AMENDMENTS1989-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101-239 struck out "(except the provisions of sectionof this title)" after "in this chapter". 1986-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99-592, §2(c)(1), which directed that "but less than seventy years of age" be struck out was executed by striking out "but less than 70 years of age" after "40 years of age" as the probable intent of Congress.Pub. L. 99-272 inserted "(except the provisions of section of this title)" after "this chapter".Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 99-592, §2(c)(2), which directed that "but not seventy years of age," be struck out was executed by striking out "but not 70 years of age," after "65 years of age" as the probable intent of Congress.Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 99-592, §6(a), (b), temporarily added subsec. (d) which read as follows: "Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit compulsory retirement of any employee who has attained 70 years of age, and who is serving under a contract of unlimited tenure (or similar arrangement providing for unlimited tenure) at an institution of higher education (as defined by section of title 20)." See Effective and Termination Dates of 1986 Amendments note below.1984-Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 98-459 substituted "$44,000" for "$27,000".1978- Pub. L. 95-256, §3(a), designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), substituted "40 years of age but less than 70 years of age" for "forty years of age but less than sixty-five years of age", added subsecs. (b) and (c), and temporarily added subsec. (d). See Effective and Termination Dates of 1978 Amendment note below.
STATUTORY NOTES AND RELATED SUBSIDIARIES
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1989 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 101-239 applicable to items and services furnished after Dec. 19, 1989, see section 6202(b)(5) of Pub. L. 101-239 set out as a note under sectionof Title 26, Internal Revenue Code.
EFFECTIVE AND TERMINATION DATES OF 1986 AMENDMENTSAmendment by Pub. L. 99-592 effective Jan. 1, 1987, with certain exceptions, see section 7(a) of Pub. L. 99-592 set out as a note under sectionof this title.Pub. L. 99-592, §6(b), Oct. 31, 1986, 100 Stat. 3344, provided that: "The amendment made by subsection (a) of this section [amending this section] is repealed December 31, 1993."Amendment by Pub. L. 99-272 effective May 1, 1986, see section 9201(d)(2) of Pub. L. 99-272 set out as an Effective Date of 1986 Amendment note under section of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1984 AMENDMENTPub. L. 98-459, title VIII, §802(c)(2), Oct. 9, 1984, 98 Stat. 1792, provided that: "The amendment made by paragraph (1) of this subsection [amending this section] shall not apply with respect to any individual who retires, or is compelled to retire, before the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 9, 1984]."
EFFECTIVE AND TERMINATION DATES OF 1978 AMENDMENTPub. L. 95-256, §3(b), Apr. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 190, provided that:"(1) Sections 12(a), 12(c), and 12(d) of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended by subsection (a) of this section [subsecs. (a), (c), and (d) of this section] shall take effect on January 1, 1979."(2) Section 12(b) of such Act, as amended by subsection (a) of this section [subsec. (b) of this section], shall take effect on September 30, 1978."(3) Section 12(d) of such Act, as amended by subsection (a) of this section [enacting subsec. (d) of this section], is repealed on July 1, 1982."
TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS"Equal Employment Opportunity Commission" substituted for "Secretary", meaning Secretary of Labor, in subsec. (c)(2) pursuant to Reorg. Plan No. 1 of 1978, §2, 43 F.R. 19807, 92 Stat. 3781, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, which transferred all functions vested by this section in Secretary of Labor to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, effective Jan. 1, 1979, as provided by section 1-101 of Ex. Ord. No. 12106, Dec. 28, 1978, 44 F.R. 1053.