41 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2009 Edition
Title 41 - PUBLIC CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 51 - Short title
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§51. Short title

Sections 51 to 58 of this title may be cited as the “Anti-Kickback Act of 1986”.

(Mar. 8, 1946, ch. 80, §1, 60 Stat. 37; Pub. L. 86–695, Sept. 2, 1960, 74 Stat. 740; Pub. L. 99–634, §2(a), Nov. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 3523.)

Amendments

1986—Pub. L. 99–634 amended section generally, substituting short title provision for provisions relating to fees or kick-backs by subcontractors on negotiated contracts, recovery thereof by the United States, conclusive presumption that such payments by such subcontractors were included in the price of the subcontract or order and ultimately borne by the United States, and withholding by the prime contractor of such amounts from sums otherwise due a subcontractor.

1960—Pub. L. 86–695 inserted “negotiated” before “contract” and struck out “, on a cost-plus-a-fixed-fee or other cost reimbursable basis” after “whatsoever” in cl. (1), and substituted “setoff” for “set-off” and “contract” for “cost-plus-a-fixed-fee or cost reimbursable contract,” before “or by an action”.

Effective Date of 1986 Amendment

Section 3 of Pub. L. 99–634 provided that:

“(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the Anti-Kickback Act of 1986 (as set out in section 2(a)) [sections 51 to 58 of this title] shall take effect with respect to conduct described in section 3 of such Act [section 53 of this title] which occurs on or after the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 7, 1986].

“(b) Subsections (a) and (b) of section 7 of the Anti-Kickback Act of 1986 (as set out in section 2(a)) [section 57(a) and (b) of this title] shall take effect with respect to contract solicitations issued by an agency, department, or other establishment of the Federal Government on or after the date which is 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 7, 1986].”

Short Title of 1986 Amendment

Section 1 of Pub. L. 99–634 provided: “That this Act [enacting sections 55 to 58 of this title, amending this section and sections 52 to 54 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as a note above] may be cited as the ‘Anti-Kickback Enforcement Act of 1986’.”