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FISHERMAN'S COLLECTIVE MARKETING ACT 155
SECTION 1. That persons engaged in the fishing industry, as fishermen, catching, collecting, or cultivating aquatic products, or as planters of aquatic products on public or private beds, may act together in associations, corporate or otherwise, with or without capital stock, in collectively catching, producing, preparing for market, processing, handling, and marketing in interstate and foreign commerce, such products of said persons so engaged.
Such associations may have marketing agencies in common, and such associations and their members may make the necessary contracts and agreements to effect such purposes : Provided, however, That such associations are operated for the mutual benefit of the members thereof * * *
SEC. 2. That if the Secretary of the Interior 156 shall have reason to believe that any such association monopolizes or restrains trade in interstate or foreign commerce to such an extent that the price of any aquatic product is unduly enhanced by reason thereof, he shall serve upon such association a complaint stating his charge in that respect
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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION ACT 157
SEC. 40. EXISTING COOPERATIVE GROUPS.—Any group incorporated under another law of the District of Columbia and operating on a cooperative basis or any unincorporated group operating on such a basis in the District of Columbia may elect by a vote of two-thirds of the members voting to secure the benefits of and be bound by this Act, and shall thereupon amend such of its articles and bylaws as are not in conformity with this Act. A certified copy of the amended articles shall be filed and recorded with the recorder of deeds and a fee of $5 shall be paid.
Sec. 41. FOREIGN CORPORATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS.—A foreign corporation or association operating on a cooperative basis and complying with the applicable laws of the State wherein it is organized shall be entitled to do business in the District of Columbia as a foreign cooperative corporation or association.
SEC. 42. LEGALITY DECLARED; NOT IN RESTRAINT OF TRADE.NO association, or method or act thereof which complies with this Act, shall be deemed a conspiracy or combination in restraint of trade or an illegal monopoly, or an attempt to lessen competition or fix prices arbitrarily.
SEC. 43. Laws Not APPLICABLE.--No law of the District of Columbia conflicting or inconsistent with any part of this Act shall, to the extent of the conflict or inconsistency, be construed as applicable to associations formed hereunder; nor shall any law of the District of Columbia inappropriate to the purposes of such associations be so construed; nor shall any of the provisions of section 574 through 797,
155 48 Stat. 1213; 15 U.S.C. 521, 522 : Public Law 464, 73d Cong. (1934).
156 Functions transferred from Secretary of Commerce to Secretary of the Interior by 1939 Reorganization Plan No. II, 4 F.R. 2731, 53 Stat. 1431.
157 54 Stat. 490 ; 29 D.C. Code (1940 ed.) 840 ff.; Public, No. 642, 76th Cong. (1940).
both inclusive, of the Act entitled “An Act to establish a Code of Law for the District of Columbia,” approved March 3, 1901, be construed as applicable to associations formed hereunder, except as expressly stated in this Act.
SEC. 44. TAXATION.- Associations formed hereunder, and foreign corporations and associations admitted under section 41 to do business in the District of Columbia and entitled to the benefits of section 37, shall pay an annual license fee of $10.
Sec. 45. SEPARABILITY; CONSTITUTIONALITY. If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any person or circumstance shall be held unconstitutional or otherwise invalid for any reason, the validity of the remainder of this Act and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
Sec. 46. The Congress reserves the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act, or any charter or certificate of incorporation made thereunder.
Sec. 47. SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the “District of Columbia Cooperative Association Act."
SHIP MORTGAGE ACT, 1920 158
(1) The term “association” means any association, exchange, pool, combination, or other arrangement for concerted action; and
(2) The term “marine insurance companies” means any persons, companies, or associations, authorized to write marine insurance or reinsurance under the laws of the United States or of a State, Territory, District, or possession thereof.
(b) Nothing contained in the "antitrust laws” as designated in section 1 of the Act entitled “An Act to supplement existing laws against unlawful restraints and monopolies, and for other purposes”, approved October 15, 1914, shall be construced as declaring illegal an association entered into by marine insurance companies for the following purposes: To transact a marine insurance and reinsurance business in the United States and in foreign countries and to reinsure or otherwise apportion among its membership the risks undertaken by such association or any of the component members.
MALONEY ACT 159 Sec. 15A. (a) Any association of brokers or dealers may be registered with the Commission as a national securities association pursuant to subsection (b), or as an affiliated securities association pursuant to subsection (d), under the terms and conditions hereinafter provided in this section, by filing with the Commission a registration statement in such form as the Commission may prescribe, setting forth the information, and accompanied by the documents, below specified:
158 41 Stat. 1000 ; 46 U.S.C. 885: Public Law 261, 66th Cong.
159 52 Stat. 1070'; 15 U.S.C. 780–3; Public Law 719, 75th Cong. (1938), adding sec. 15A to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. By 1950 Reorganization Plan No. 10, secs. 1 and 2, effective May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3175, 64 Stat. 1265, all executive and administrative functions of the Securities and Exchange Commission were, with certain exceptions, transferred to the Chairman thereof.
(1) Such data as to its organization, membership, and rules of procedure, and such other information as the Commission may by rules and regulations require as necessary or appropriate in the public interest or for the protection of investors; and
(2) Copies of its constitution, charter, or articles of incorporation or association, with all amendments thereto, and of its existing bylaws, and of any rules or instruments corresponding to the foregoing, whatever the name, hereinafter in this title collectively
referred to as the "rules of the association.” Such registration shall not be construed as a waiver by such association or any member thereof of any constitutional right or of any right to contest the validity of any rule or regulation of the Commission under this title.
(i) (1) The rules of a registered securities association may provide that no member thereof shall deal with any nonmember broker or dealer (as defined in paragraph (2) of this subsection) except at the same prices, for the same commissions or fees, and on the same terms and conditions as are by such member accorded to the general public.
(n) If any provision of this section is in conflict with any provision of any law of the United States in force on the date this section takes effect, the provision of this section shall prevail.
McCARRAN ACT 160
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Congress hereby declares that the continued regulation and taxation by the several States of the business of insurance is in the public interest, and that silence on the part of the Congress shall not be construed to impose any barrier to the regulation or taxation of such business by the several States.
SEC. 2. (a) The business of insurance, and every person engaged therein shall be subject to the laws of the several States which relate to the regulation or taxation of such business.
(b) No Act of Congress shall be construed to invalidate, impair, or superseded any law enacted by any State for the purpose of regulating the business of insurance, or which imposes a fee or tax upon such business, unless such Act specifically relates to the business of insurance: Provided, That after June 30, 1948, the Act of July 2, 1890, as amended, known as the Sherman Act, and the Act of October 15, 1914, as amended, known as the Clayton Act, and the Act of September 26, 1914, known as the Federal Trade Commission Act, as amended, shall be applicable to the business of insurance to the extent that such business is not regulated by State law.
Sec. 3. (a) Until June 30, 1948, the Act of July 2, 1890, as amended, known as the Sherman Act, and the Act of October 15, 1914, as amended, known as the Clayton Act, and the Act of September 26, 1914, known as the Federal Trade Commission Act, as amended, and
160 59 Stat. 33; 15 U.S.C. 1011 ff.; Public Law 15, 79th Cong. (1945), as amended, July 25, 1947, 61 Stat. 448; Public Law 238, 80th Cong.
the Act of June 19, 1936, known as the Robinson-Patman Antidiscrimination Act, shall not apply to the business of insurance or to acts in conduct thereof.
(b) Nothing contained in this Act shall render the said Sherman Act inapplicable to any agreement to boycott, coerce, or intimidate or act of boycott, coercion, or intimidation.
SEC. 4. Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed to affect in any manner the application to the business of insurance of the Act of July 5, 1935, as amended, known as the National Labor Relations Act, or the Act of June 25, 1938, as amended, known as the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, or the Act of June 5, 1920, known as the Merchant Marine Act, 1920.
SEC. 5. As used in this Act, the term "State” includes the several States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, 161 and the District of Columbia.
Sec. 6. If any provision of this Act, or the application of such provision to any person or circumstances, shall be held invalid, the remainder of the Act, and the application of such provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid, shall not be affected.
EXEMPTION OF NONPROFIT INSTITUTIONS FROM PRICE DISCRIMINATION
PROVISIONS That nothing in the Act approved June 19, 1936 (Public, Numbered 692, Seventy-fourth Congress, second session), known as the Robinson-Patman Antidiscrimination Act, shall apply to purchases of their supplies for their own use by schools, colleges, universities, public libraries, churches, hospitals, and charitable institutions not operated for profit.
SMALL BUSINESS ACT 163
Sec. 7. (a) (6) The Administrator is authorized to consult with representatives of small-business concerns with a view to encouraging the formation by such concerns of the corporation referred to in paragraph (5). No act or omission to act, if requested by the Administrator pursuant to this paragraph, and if found and approved by the Administration as contributing to the needs of small business, shall be construed to be within the prohibitions of the antitrust laws or the Federal Trade Commission Act of the United States. A copy of the statement of any such finding and approval intended to be within the coverage of this section, and any modification or withdrawal thereof, shall be furnished to the Attorney General and the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission when made, and it shall be published in the Federal Register. The authority granted in this paragraph shall be exercised only (A) by the Administrator, (B) upon the condition that the Administrator consult with the Attorney General and with the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, and (C) upon the condition that the Administrator obtain the approval of the Attorney
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161 Act of Aug. 1, 1956, sec. 4, 70 Stat. 908, amended section to include "Guam”. 162 52 Stat. 446 ; 15 U.S.C. 130; Public Law 550, 75th Cong. (1938). 183 72 Stat. 384 ; 15 U.S.C. 631 ff. ; Public Law 85–536 (1958). 164 72 Stat. 388 ; 15 U.S.C. 636 (a) (6).
General before exercising such authority. Upon withdrawal of any request or finding hereunder or upon withdrawal by the Attorney General of his approval granted under the preceding sentence, the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to any subsequent act or omission to act by reason of such finding or request.
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Sec. 9. (d)
(3) No act or omission to act pursuant to and within the scope of any joint program for research and development, under an agreement approved by the Administrator under this subsection, shall be construed to be within the prohibitions of the antitrust laws or the Federal Trade Commission Act. Upon publication in the Federal Register of the notice of withdrawal of his approval of the agreement granted under this subsection, either by the Administrator or by the Attorney General, the provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any subsequent act or omission to act by reason of such agreement or approval.
SEC. 11. (a) 166 The President is authorized to consult with representatives of small-business concerns with a view to encouraging the making by such persons with the approval of the President of voluntary agreements and programs to further the objectives of this Act.
(b) No act or omission to act pursuant to this Act which occurs while this Act is in effect, if requested by the President pursuant to a voluntary agreement or program approved under subsection (a) of this section and found by the President to be in the public interest as contributing to the national defense, shall be construed to be within the prohibitions of the antitrust laws or the Federal Trade Commission Act of the United States. A copy of each such request intended to be within the coverage of this section, and any modification or withdrawal thereof, shall be furnished to the Attorney General and the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission when made, and it shall be published in the Federal Register unless publication thereof would, in the opinion of the President, endanger the national security.
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ACT 167
[McGUIRE ACT] 1 Sec. 5. (a) (1) Unfair methods of competition in commerce, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in commerce, are hereby declared unlawful.
(2) Nothing contained in this Act or in any of the Antitrust Acts shall' render unlawful any contracts or agreements prescribing minimum or stipulated prices, or requiring a vendee to enter into contracts or agreements prescribing minimum or stipulated prices, for the resale of a commodity which bears, or the label or container of which bears, the trade-mark, brand, or name of the producer or distributor of such commodity and which is in free and open competition with commodities of the same general class produced or distributed by
165 72 Stat. 392 ; 15 U.S.C. 638 (d) (3). 186 72 Stat. 394 ; 15 U.S.C. 640 (a) and (b). 187 Supra, note 22. 188 Supra, note 32..