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FOURTH DEFICIENCY ACT, FISCAL YEAR 1933

[48 Stat. 275]

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Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year

ending June 30, 1933, and prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1933, and June 30, 1984, and for other purposes

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For the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to encourage national industrial recovery, to foster fair competition, and to provide for the construction of certain useful public works, and for other purposes”, approved June 16, 1933, and also for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of the Act entitled “An Act for the relief of unemployment through the performance of useful public work, and for other purposes”, approved March 31, 1933, and for each and every object thereof, to be expended in the discretion and under the direction of the President, to be immediately available, and except as hereinafter provided to remain available until June 30, 1935, $3,300,000,000; of which not to exceed $50,000,000 shall be available to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and to remain available until expended, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the Act of Congress entitled "The Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933", approved May 18, 1933, including the acquisition of necessary land, the clearing of such land, relocation of highways, and the construction and/or purchase of transmission lines and other facilities, the construction of the Cove Creek Dam and power house and all other necessary works authorized by said Act, and for printing and binding, law books, books of reference, newspapers, periodicals, purchase, maintenance, and operation of passenger-carrying vehicles, rents in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, and all necessary salaries and expenses connected with the organization, operation, and investigations of the Tennessee Valley Authority, including reimbursements for any expenses prior to the enactment of this appropriation incurred at the direction of the President.

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Making an additional appropriation to carry out the purposes of the Federal Emergency

Relief Act of 1933, for continuation of the Civil Works program, and for other purposes

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SEC. 2. That paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of section 301 of title III of Public Law Numbered 802, Seventy-second Congress, approved July 21, 1932—the Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932—is amended by striking out the date “ July 1, 1933” where it appears in said paragraph and inserting in lieu thereof the date “ September 1, 1984."

Approved, February 15, 1934.

APPROPRIATION ACT OF MARCH 26, 1934

(48 Stat. 491, 499)

AN ACT

Making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture and for the Farm Credit

Administration for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1935, and for other purposes

TITLE 1-DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY SYSTEM

For carrying out the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes ", approved July 11, 1916 (39 Stat., pp. 355–359), and all Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, to be expended in accordance with the provisions of said Act, as amended, including not to exceed $176,400 for departmental personal services in the District of Co lumbia, $8,000,000, to be immediately available and to remain available until expended, which sum is a part of the sum of $125,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1933, by section 1 of the Act approved April 4, 1930 (46 Stat., p. 141): Provided, That none of the money herein appropriated shall be paid to any State on account of any project on which convict labor shall be employed, except this provision shall noi apply to convict labor performed by convicts on parole or probation : Provided further, That not to exceed $45,000 of the funds provided for carrying out the provisions of the Federal Highway Act of November 9, 1921 (U. S. C., title 23, secs. 21 and 23), shall be available for the purchase of motor-propelled passengercarrying vehicles necessary for carrying out the provisions of said Act, including the replacement of not to exceed one such vehicle for use in the administrative work of the Bureau of Public Roads in the District of Columbia : Provided further, That, during the fiscal year 1935, whenever performing authorized engineering or other services in connection with the survey, construction and maintenance, or improvement of roads for other Government agencies the charge for such services may include depreciation on engineering and roadbuilding equipment used, and the amounts received on account of such charges shall be credited to the appropriation concerned.

The appropriation of $2,000,000 for roads on unappropriated or unreserved public lands, nontaxable Indian lands, and so forth, contained in the Act entitled "An act to relieve destitution, to broaden the lending powers of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and to create employment by providing for and expediting a public-works program", approved July 21, 1932, is hereby continued available during the fiscal year 1935, and not to exceed $4,290 may be used for personal services in the District of Columbia.

Total, Bureau of Public Roads, $8,000,000.

FOREST ROADS AND TRAILS

For carrying out the provisions of section 23 of the Federal Highway Act approved November 9, 1921 (U. S. C., title 23, sec. 23), including not to exceed $10,521 for departmental personal services in the District of Columbia, $1,500,000, a part of the amount authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 1933 by the Act approved May 5, 1930: Providod, That this appropriation shall be available for the rental, purchase, or construction of buildings necessary for the storage of equipment and supplies used for road and trail construction and maintenance, but the total cost of any such building purchased or constructed under this authorization shall not exceed $2,500: Provided further, That during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1935, the expenditures on forest highways in Alaska from the amount herein appropriated or from similar appro priations heretofore made shall not exceed $350,000.

Approved March 26, 1934.

THE HAYDEN-CARTWRIGHT ACTS,

[48 Stat. 993]

AN ACT

To increase employment by authorizing an appropriation to provide for emergency con:

struction of public highways and related projects, and to amend the Federal Aid Road Act, approved July 11, 1916, as amended and supplemented, and for other purposes

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of increasing employment by providing for emergency construction of public highways and other related projects there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $200,000,000, which shall be apportioned by the Secretary of Agriculture immediately upon the passage of this Act under the provisions of section 204 of the National Industrial Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933 (in addition to any sum heretofore allocated under such section), in making grants under said section to the several States to be expended by their highway departments pursuant to the provisions of such section, and to remain available until expended : Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture shall act upon projects submitted to him under his apportionment of this authorization, and his approval of any such project shall be deemed a contractual obligation of the Federal Government for the payment of its proportional contribution thereto: Provided further, That not less than 25 per centum of the apportionment to any State shall be applied to secondary or feeder roads, including farm to market roads, rural free delivery mail roads, and public-school bus routes, except that the Secretary of Agriculture, upon request and satisfactory showing from the highway department of any State, may fix a less percentage of the apportionment of such State for expenditure on secondary or feeder roads: And provided further, That any funds allocated under the provisions of section 204 (a) (2) of such Act shall also be available for the cost of any construction that will provide safer traffic facilities or definitely eliminate existing hazards to pedestrian or vehicular traffic.

ŞEC. 2. To further increase employment by providing for emergencyy construction of public highways and other related projects, there is hereby also authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $24,000,000 for allotment under the provisions of section 205 (a) of the National Industrial Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933 (in addition to any sums heretofore allotted under such section), to be expended for the survey, construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of highways, roads, trails, bridges, and related projects in national parks and monuments (including areas transferred to the National Park Service for administration by Executive order dated June 10, 1933), national forests, Indian reservations, and public lands, pursuant to the provisions of such section, and to remain available until expended.

SEC. 3. Not to exceed $10,000,000 of any money heretofore, herein, or hereafter appropriated for expenditure in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Highway Act shall be available for expenditure by the Secretary of Agriculture, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Highway Act, as an emergency relief fund, after receipt of an application therefor from the highway department of any State, in the repair or reconstruction of highways and bridges on the system of Federal-aid highways, which he finds, after inves. tigation, have been damaged or destroyed by floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, or landslides, and there is hereby authorized to be appropriated any sum or sums necessary to reimburse the funds so expended from time to time under the authority of this section.

SEC. 4. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes”, approved July 11, 1916, and all Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the following sums, to be expended according to the provisions of such Act as amended: The sum of $125,000,000 for the Ascal year ending June 30, 1936, and the sum of $125,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1937.

All sums authorized in this section and apportioned to the States shall be available for expenditure for one year after the close of the fiscal year for

which said sums, respectively, are authorized, and any sum remaining unexpended at the end of the period during which it is available for expenditure shall be reapportioned among the States as provided in section 21 of the Federal Highway Act.

Sec. 5. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of section 23 of the Federal Highway Act, approved November 9, 1921, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated for forest highways, roads, and trails, the following sums, to be available until expended in accordance with the provisions of said section 23: The sum of $10,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1936; the sum of $10,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1937.

SEC. 6. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of section 3 of the Federal Highway Act, approved November 9, 1921, as amended June 24, 1930 (46 Stat. 805), there is hereby authorized to be appropriated for the survey, construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of main roads through unappropriated or unreserved public lands, nontaxable Indian lands, or other Federal reservations other than the forest reservations, the sum of $2,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1936, and the sum of $2,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1937, to remain available until expended. : SEC. 7. For the construction, reconstruction, and improvement of roads and trails, inclusive of necessary bridges, in the national parks, monuments, and other areas administered by the National Park Service, including areas authorized to be established as national parks and monuments, and national park and monument approach roads authorized by the Act of January 31, 1931 (46 Stat. 1053), as amended, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $7,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1936, and the sum of $7,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1937.

SEC. 8. For construction and improvement of Indian reservation roads under the provisions of the Act approved May 26, 1928 (45 Stat. 750), there is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $4,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1936, and the sum of $4,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1937.

SEO. 9. The term “highway" as defined in the Federal Highway Act, approved November 9, 1921, as amended and supplemented, shall for the period covered by this Act be deemed to include such main parkways as may be designated by the State and approved by the Secretary of Agriculture as part of the Federal-aid highway system.

SEO. 10. Section 19 of the Federal Highway Act, approved November 9, 1921, is hereby amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 19. That on or before the first Monday in January of each year the Secretary of Agriculture shall make a report to Congress, which shall include a detailed statement of the work done, the status of each project undertaken, the allocation of appropriations, an itemized statement of the expenditures and receipts during the preceding fiscal year under this Act, an itemized statement of the traveling and other expenses, including a list of employees, their duties, salaries, and traveling expenses, if any, and his recommendations, if any, for new legislation amending or supplementing this Act. The Secretary of Agriculture shall also make such special reports as Congress may request.

SEC. 11. With the approval of the Secretary of Agriculture, not to exceed 142 per centum of the amount apportioned for any year to any State under sections 1 and 4 of this Act may be used for surveys, plans, and engineering investigations of projects for future construction in such State, either on the Federal-aid highway system and extensions thereof or on secondary or feeder roads.

SEC. 12. Since it is unfair and unjust to tax motor-vehicle transportation unless the proceeds of such taxation are applied to the construction, improvement, or maintenance of highways, after June 30, 1935, Federal aid for highway construction shall be extended only to those States that use at least the amounts now provided by law for such purposes in each State from State motor vehicle registration fees, licenses, gasoline taxes, and other special taxes on motor-vehicle owners and operators of all kinds for the construction, improvement, and maintenance of highways and administrative expenses in connection therewith, including the retirement of bonds for the payment of which such revenues have been pledged, and for no other purposes, under such regulations as the Secretary of Agriculture shall promulgate from time to time: Provided, That in no case shall the provisions of this section operate to de.

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prive any State of more than one-third of the amount to which that State would be entitled under any apportionment hereafter made, for the fiscal year for which the apportionment is made.

SEC. 13. The limitations in the Federal Highway Act, approved November 9, 1921, as amended and supplemented, upon highway construction, reconstruction, and bridges within municipalities and upon payments per mile which may be made from Federal funds, shall hereafter not apply.

SEC. 14. No deductions shall hereafter be made on account of prior advances and/or loans to the States for the construction of roads under the requirements of the Federal Highway Act or on account of amounts paid under the provisions of title I of the Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932 for furnishing relief and work relief to needy and distressed people.

SEC. 15. To provide for the continuation of the cooperative reconnaissance surveys for a proposed inter-American highway as provided in Public Resolution Numbered 104, approved March 4, 1929 (45 Stat. 1697), and for making location surveys, plans, and estimates for such highway, the secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized to expend not more than $75,000 to pay all costs hereafter incurred for such work from any moneys available from the administrative funds provided under the Act of July 11, 1916 (U. S. C., title 23, sec. 21), as amended, or as otherwise provided.

SEC. 16. Acts or parts of Acts in any way inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed and this Act shall take effect on its passage.

Approved, June 18, 1934.

EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION ACT, FISCAL YEAR 1935

[48 Stat. 1032, 1042, 1057, 1058]

AN ACT

Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year

ending June 30, 1934, and prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental general and emergency appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1934, and June 30, 1935, and for other purposes

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1934, and prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental general and emergency appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1934, and June 30, 1935, and for other purposes, namely:

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

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For the construction of roads within the grounds of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation at Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia, fiscal year 1935, $30,000.

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Inter-American Highway: To meet such expenses as the President in his discretion may deem necessary to enable the United States to cooperate with the several Governments, members of the Pan American Union, in connection with the survey and construction of the proposed Inter-American Highway, $1,000,000, to remain available until expended. The expenditure of such sum shall be subject to the receipt of assurances satisfactory to the President from such governments of their cooperation in such survey and construction.

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