HISTORICAL & REVISION NOTES (18 U.S.C. § 3282)
on section 746(g) of title 8, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Aliens and Nationality,
and on title
1940 ed., Sec. 582 (R.S. Sec. 1044; Apr. 13, 1876, ch. 56, 19 Stat. 32;
Nov. 17, 1921, ch. 124, Sec. 1, 42 Stat. 220; Dec. 27, 1927, ch. 6, 45
Stat. 51; Oct. 14, 1940, ch. 876, title I, subchap. III, Sec. 346(g), 54
Stat. 1167). Section 582 of title
18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., and section 746(g) of title 8, U.S.C., 1940
ed., Aliens and Nationality, were consolidated. "Except as otherwise
expressly provided by law" was inserted to avoid enumeration of
exceptive provisions. The proviso contained in the act of 1927 "That
nothing herein contained shall apply to any offense for which an
indictment has been heretofore found or an information instituted, or to
any proceedings under any such indictment or information," was omitted
as no longer necessary.
consolidation of these sections the 5-year period of limitation for
violations of the Nationality Code, provided for in said section 746(g)
of title 8, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Aliens and Nationality, is reduced to 3
years. There seemed no sound basis for considering 3 years adequate in
the case of heinous felonies and gross frauds against the United States
but inadequate for misuse of a passport or false statement to a
1954. Act Sept. 1, 1954, changed the limitation period from three years
to five years.
1954 Acts. Section 12(b) of act Sept.
1, 1954, formerly section 10(b), as renumbered by Pub. L. 87-299, Sec.
1, provided that: "The amendment made by subsection (a) (amending this
section) shall be effective with respect to offenses (1) committed on or
after September 1, 1954, or (2) committed prior to such date, if on such
date prosecution therefor is not barred by provisions of law in effect
prior to such date."
FUGITIVES FROM JUSTICE
Statutes of limitations as not extending to persons fleeing from
justice, see section 3290 of this title.
OFFENSES AGAINST INTERNAL SECURITY
Limitation period in connection with offenses against internal security,
see section 783 of Title 50, War and National Defense.
SECTIONS 792, 793, AND 794 OF THIS TITLE;
Limitation period in connection with sections 792, 793, and 794 of this
title, see note set out under section 792.
SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS
section is referred to in sections 1091, 3286 of this title.