50 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2011 Edition
Title 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
TITLE 50 - APPENDIX-WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
SELECTIVE DRAFT ACT OF 1917
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SELECTIVE DRAFT ACT OF 1917

ACT MAY 18, 1917, CH. 15, 40 STAT. 76

§§201 to 211. Omitted

Codification

Sections 201 to 211 were omitted pursuant to section 4 of act June 15, 1917, set out as an Effect of Termination of World War I note under sections 213, 214 of this Appendix.

Section 201, act May 18, 1917, ch. 15, §1, 40 Stat. 76, related to emergency increase in the Army, draft of National Guard and additional forces, volunteer divisions, and to the organization of the Army.

Section 202, acts May 18, 1917, ch. 15, §2, 40 Stat. 77; July 9, 1918, ch. 143, subch. XII, 40 Stat. 885; Aug. 31, 1918, ch. 166, §1, 40 Stat. 955; Oct. 14, 1940, ch. 876, §504, 54 Stat. 1172, related to manner of attaining increased forces, eligibility for the draft, quotas, period of service, and the government of the forces raised.

Section 203, act May 18, 1917, ch. 15, §3, 40 Stat. 78, related to bounties to induce enlistments, substitutes, and payments to escape service.

Section 204, acts May 18, 1917, ch. 15, §4, 40 Stat. 78; Aug. 31, 1918, ch. 166, §2, 40 Stat. 955, related to exemptions from the draft and to draft and appeal boards, and was repealed by Pub. L. 89–554, §8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 643.

Section 205, acts May 18, 1917, ch. 15, §5, 40 Stat. 80; Aug. 31, 1918, ch. 166, §3, 40 Stat. 955, related to registration, the persons required to register, and to penalties for failure to register.

Section 206, act May 18, 1917, ch. 15, §6, 40 Stat. 80, related to utilization of departments and officers, etc., use of franks, and offenses and punishments, and was repealed by Pub. L. 89–554, §8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 643.

Section 207, acts May 18, 1917, ch. 15, §7, 40 Stat. 81; July 9, 1918, ch. 143, subch. XIII, 40 Stat. 885, related to voluntary enlistments and to geographical groupings of enlisted or drafted men.

Section 208, acts May 18, 1917, ch. 15, §8, 40 Stat. 81; Apr. 20, 1918, ch. 61, 40 Stat. 534, related to temporary appointment of general officers and to vacancies in the Regular Army.

Section 209, act May 18, 1917, ch. 15, §9, 40 Stat. 82, related to periods of appointments and discharges for cause.

Section 210, act May 18, 1917, ch. 15, §10, 40 Stat. 82, related to pay, allowances, and pensions.

Section 211, act May 18, 1917, ch. 15, §11, 40 Stat. 82, related to suspension of restrictions on detail, detachment and employment of personnel.

§212. Repealed. Aug. 27, 1935, ch. 740, title II, §203, 49 Stat. 878

Section, act May 18, 1917, ch. 15, §12, 40 Stat. 82, related to regulation and prohibition of alcoholic liquors by the President.

§§213, 214. Omitted

Codification

Sections 213 and 214 were omitted pursuant to section 4 of act June 15, 1917, set out as an Effect of Termination of World War I note below.

Section 213, acts May 18, 1917, ch. 15, §13, 40 Stat. 83; July 9, 1918, ch. 143, subch. XIV, 40 Stat. 885, related to prohibition of prostitution. See section 1384 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

Section 214, act May 18, 1917, ch. 15, §14, 40 Stat. 83, related to suspension of conflicting laws.

Effect of Termination of World War I

Act June 15, 1917, ch. 29, §4, 40 Stat. 217, provided in part that compulsory military service under sections 201 to 214 of this Appendix should cease four months after proclamation of peace by the President.

Duration of Service

Act June 15, 1917, ch. 29, §4, 40 Stat. 217, provided in part that draftees and enlistees should serve for the duration of the war.

Supplemental Provisions Relating to General Officers

Act Oct. 6, 1917, ch. 105, §3, 40 Stat. 410, provided that section 208 of this Appendix should be construed to authorize the President to appoint the Chief of Staff and the commander of United States forces in France as generals, the commander of an army corps as lieutenant general, and their rate of pay and allowances.

Extension of Sections 212 and 213 of This Appendix to the Navy

Act Oct. 6, 1917, ch. 92, 40 Stat. 393, extended the provisions of sections 212 and 213 of this Appendix to include the Navy.

Calling of Certain Deferred Classes for Service

Act May 16, 1918, ch. 76, 40 Stat. 554, authorized the President to call for immediate military service persons who were placed in deferred classes.

Registration of Persons Attaining Age of 21 Since June 5, 1917

Act May 20, 1918, ch. 79, 40 Stat. 557, authorized the President to proclaim a registration date for persons who attained the age of 21 since June 5, 1917, and authorized further proclamations from time to time as necessary.

Power of President To Increase Drafted Army

Act July 9, 1918, ch. 143, subch. XXI, 40 Stat. 894, authorized the President to draft the maximum number of men necessary for prosecution of the war.

Services for Which Draftee Liable

Act Aug. 31, 1918, ch. 166, §4, 40 Stat. 955, provided for allotment of draftees to Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.

Repeal of Restrictions on Enlistments; Period of Enlistments; Service With Reserves; Pay of Enlisted Men

Act Feb. 28, 1919, ch. 79, 40 Stat. 1211, provided for repeal of so much of sections 207 and 214 of this Appendix as imposed restrictions on enlistments in Regular Army, the period of such enlistments, did not require service with the reserves, rate of pay, and discharge after one year's service to those who enlisted for three years, in discretion of Secretary of the Army.

Status of Deserters; Prosecution of Draft Violators

Act Mar. 8, 1922, ch. 101, 42 Stat. 421, provided for extension of time within which deserters and draft violators could be prosecuted.

Proc. No. 2068. Pardon of Persons Convicted of Violating Section 205

Proc. No. 2068, Dec. 23, 1933, 48 Stat. 1725, granted full pardon to all persons who had theretofore been convicted of a violation of or of a conspiracy to violate section 205 of this Appendix, and who had complied with their sentences.