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[88 STAT. 1610]
[88 STAT. 1610]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1975


Waiver of dis qualification.

jionappiicabii. 28 USC 455 "°*®'

PUBLIC LAW 93-513-DEC. 6, 1974

[88 STAT.

" (4) 'financial interest' means ownership of a legal or equitable interest, however small, or a relationship as director, adviser, or other active participant in the affairs of a party, except that: " (i) Ownership in a mutual or common investment fund that holds securities is not a 'financial interest' in such securities unless the judge participates in the management of the fund; "(ii) An office in an educational, religious, charitable, fraternal, or civic organization is not a 'financial interest' in securities held by the organization; " (iii) The proprietary interest of a policyholder in a mutual insurance company, of a depositor in a mutual savings association, or a similar proprietary interest, is a 'financial interest' in the organization only if the outcome of the proceeding could substantially affect the value of the interest; "(iv) Ownership of government securities is a 'financial interest' in the issuer only if the outcome of the proceeding could substantially affect the value of the securities. "(e) No justice, judge, magistrate, or referee in bankruptcy shall accept from the parties to the proceeding a waiver of any ground for disqualification enumerated in subsection (b). Where the ground for disqualification arises only under subsection (a), waiver may be accepted provided it is preceded by a full disclosure on the record of the basis for disqualification." SEC. 2. Item 455 in the analysis of chapter 21 of such title 28 is amended to read as follows: "Disqualification of justice, judge, magistrate, or referee in bankruptcy.". g^,^ 3 rpj^-g ^^^ gj^^jj ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^.^^j ^f ^^^ proceedlug commenced prior to the date of this Act, nor to appellate review of any proceeding which was fully submitted to the reviewing court prior to the date of this Act. Approved December 5, 1974. Public Law 93-513

December 6, 1974



[s. J. Res. 248] Assuring compensation for damages caused by nuclear incidents involving the nuclear reactor of a United States warship.

42 USC 2210.

Whereas it is vital to the national security to facilitate the ready acceptability of United States nuclear powered warships into friendly foreign ports and harbors; and Whereas the advent of nuclear reactors has led to various efforts throughout the world to develop an appropriate legal regime for compensating those who sustain damages in the event there should be an incident involving the operation of nuclear reactors; and Whereas the United States has been exercising leadership in developing legislative measures designed to assure prompt and equitable compensation in the event a nuclear incident should arise out of the operation of a nuclear reactor by the United States as is evidenced in particular by section 170 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended; and