38 USC Sec. 901 01/05/2009
TITLE 38 - VETERANS' BENEFITS
PART I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 9 - SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ON PROPERTY UNDER THE
JURISDICTION OF THE DEPARTMENT
Sec. 901. Authority to prescribe rules for conduct and penalties
(a)(1) The Secretary shall prescribe regulations to provide for
the maintenance of law and order and the protection of persons and
property on Department property.
(2) In this chapter, the term "Department property" means land
and buildings that are under the jurisdiction of the Department and
are not under control of the Administrator of General Services.
(b) Regulations under subsection (a) shall include -
(1) rules for conduct on Department property; and
(2) the penalties, within the limits specified in subsection
(c), for violations of such rules.
(c) Whoever violates any rule prescribed by regulation under
subsection (b)(1) shall be fined in accordance with title 18 or
imprisoned not more than six months, or both. The Secretary may
prescribe by regulation a maximum fine less than that which would
otherwise apply under the preceding sentence or a maximum term of
imprisonment of a shorter period than that which would otherwise
apply under the preceding sentence, or both. Any such regulation
shall apply notwithstanding any provision of title 18 or any other
law to the contrary.
(d) The rules prescribed under subsection (a), together with the
penalties for violations of such rules, shall be posted
conspicuously on property to which they apply.
(e) The Secretary shall consult with the Attorney General before
prescribing regulations under this section.
(Added Pub. L. 102-83, Sec. 2(a), Aug. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 397.)
Prior section 901 was renumbered section 2301 of this title.
Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in
section 218(a) of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 102-83,