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dential by them in a manner similar to that required of Federal officers and employees under the provisions of section 8d (2) hereof.
Definitions. (j) The term "interstate or foreign commerce” means commerce between any State, Territory, or possession, or the District of Columbia, and any place outside thereof; or between points within the same State, Territory, or possession, or the District of Columbia, but through any place outside thereof; or within any Territory or possession, or the District of Columbia. For the purpose of this Act (but in nowise limiting the foregoing definition) a marketing transaction in respect to an agricultural commodity or the product thereof shall be considered in interstate or foreign commerce if such commodity or product is part of that current of interstate or foreign commerce usual in the handling of the commodity or product whereby they, or either of them, are sent from one State to end their transit, after purchase, in another, including all cases where purchase or sale is either for shipment to another State or for the processing within the State and the shipment outside the State of the products so processed. Agricultural commodities or products thereof normally in such current of interstate or foreign commerce shall not be considered out of such current through resort being had to any means or device intended to remove transactions in respect thereto from the provisions of this Act. As used herein, the word “State" includes Territory, the District of Columbia, possession of the United States, and foreign nations. (May 12, 1933, Title I, sec. 10, 48 Stat. 37; June 16, 1933, Title VIII, sec. 86, 48 Stat. 273; May 9, 1934, sec. 1, 48 Stat. 675; Aug. 24, 1935, secs. (16-18, 49 Stat. 767; Aug. 26, 1935, 49 Stat. 801; June 22, 1936, sec. 601 (a), 49 Stat. 1739; June 3, 1937, secs. 1, 2 (g-i), 50 Stat. 248; 7 U. S. C., sec. 610.)
630–22. Appropriations; administrative expenses.—(i) Section 12 (a) and (c) (relating to appropriation and expense):
(a) There is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $100,000,000 to be available to the Secretary of Agriculture for administrative expenses under this title and for payments authorized to be made under section 8. Such sum shall remain available until expended.
To enable the Secretary of Agriculture to finance, under such terms and conditions as he may prescribe, surplus reductions with respect to the dairy- and beef-cattle industries, and to carry out any of the purposes described in subsections (a) and (b) of this section (12) and to support and balance the markets for the dairy and beef cattle industries, there is authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, thé sum of $200,000,000: Provided, That not more than 60 per centum of such amount shall be used for either of such industries.
(c) The administrative expenses provided for under this section shall include, among others, expenditures for personal services and rent in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, for law books and books of reference, for contract stenographic reporting services, and for printing and paper in addition to allotments under the existing law. The Secretary of Agriculture shall transfer to the Treasury Department, and is authorized to transfer to other agencies, out of funds available for administrative expenses under this title, such sums as are required to pay administrative expenses incurred and refunds made by such department or agencies in the administration of this title. (May 12, 1933, Title I, sec. 12, 48 Stat. 38; April 7, 1934, sec. 2, 48 Stat. 528; Aug. 24, 1935, secs. 3, 19, 49 Stat. 753, 768, June 3, 1937, secs. 1, 2 (j), 50 Stat. 246, 248; 7 U. S. C., sec. 612, 612 note.)
630–23. Separability of provisions.—(i) Section 14 (relating to sepa. rability): If any provision of this title is declared unconstitutional, or the applicability thereof to any person, circumstance, or commodity is held invalid the validity of the remainder of this title and the applicability thereof to other persons, circumstances, or commodities shall not be affected thereby. (May 12, 1933, Title I, sec, 14, 48 Stat. 39; June 3, 1937, sec. 1, 50 Stat. 246; 7 U.'S. C., sec. 614, 614 note.)
630-24. Limitation on imports; authority of President.-(k) Section 22 (relating to imports):
(a) Whenever the President has reason to believe that any one or more articles are being or are practically certain to be imported into the United States under such conditions and in sufficient quantities as to render or tend to render ineffective or materially interfere with any program or operation undertaken, or to reduce substantially the amount of any product processed in the United States from any commodity subject to and with respect to which any program is in operation, under this title, or the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, as amended, or section 32, Public Law Numbered 320, Seventy-fourth Congress, approved August 24, 1935, as amended, he shall cause an immediate investigation to be made by the United States Tariff Commission, which shall give precedence to investigations under this section to determine such facts. Such investigation shall be made after due notice and opportunity for hearing to interested parties and shall be conducted subject to such regulations as the President shall specify.
(b) If, on the basis of such investigation and report to him of findings and recommendations made in connection therewith, the President finds the existence of such facts, he shall by proclamation impose such fees on, or such limitations on the total quantities of, any article or articles which may be entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption as he finds and declares shown by such investigation to be necessary to prescribe in order that the entry of such article or articles will not render or tend to render ineffective or materially interfere with any program or operation undertaken, or will not reduce substantially the amount of any product processed in the United States from any commodity subject to and with respect to which any program is in operation, under this title or the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, as amended, or section 32, Public Law Numbered 320, Seventy-fourth Congress, approved August 24, 1935, as amended: Provided, That no limitation shall be imposed on the total quantity of any article which may be imported from any country which reduces such permissible total quantity to less than 50 per centum of the average annual quantity of such article which was imported from such country during the period from January 1, 1929, to December 31, 1933, both dates inclusive.
(c) The fees and import restrictions proclaimed by the President under this section and any revocation, suspension, or modification
thereof, shall become effective on such date as shall be specified in such proclamation, revocation, suspension, or modification, and such fees, which shall not be in excess of 50 per centum ad valorem, shall be treated for the purposes of all provisions of law relating to customs revenue as duties imposed by the Tariff Act of 1930.
(d) Any decision of the President as to facts under this section shall be final,
(e) After investigation, report, finding, and declaration in the manner provided in the case of a proclamation issued pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, any proclamation or provision of such proclamation may be suspended by the President whenever he finds that the circumstances requiring the proclamation or provision thereof no longer exists, or may be modified by the President whenever he finds that changed circumstances require such modification to carry out the purposes of this section. (May 12, 1933, Title I, sec. 22, as added Aug. 24, 1935, sec. 31, 49 Stat. 773; as amended Feb. 29, 1936, sec. 5, 49 Stat. 1152, June 3, 1937, sec. 1, 50 Stat. 246; as amended Jan. 25, 1940, 54 Stat. 17; 7 U. S. C., séc. 624.)
630_25. Provisions reenacted by section 1 of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act.—The following provisions, reenacted in section 1 of this act, are amended as follows:
Arbitration of disputes concerning milk; conduct of meetings; approval of award; exemption from antitrust laws. (a) The Secretary of Agriculture, or such officer or employee of the Department of Agriculture as may be designated by him, upon written application of any cooperative association, incorporated or otherwise, which is in good faith owned or controlled by producers or organizations thereof, of milk or its products, and which is bona fide engaged in collective processing or preparing for market or handling or marketing (in the current of interstate or foreign commerce, as defined by paragraph (i) of section 2 of this Act), milk or its products, may mediate and, with the consent of all parties, shall arbitrate if the Secretary has reason to believe that the declared policy of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, as amended, would be effectuated thereby, bona fide disputes, between such associations and the purchasers or handlers or processors or distributors of milk or its products, as to terms and conditions of the sale of milk or it products. The power to arbitrate under this section shall apply only to such subjects of the term or condition in dispute as could be regulated under the provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, as amended, relating to orders for milk and its products.
(b) Meetings held pursuant to this section shall be conducted subject to such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe.
(c) No award or agreement resulting from any such arbitration or mediation shall be effective unless and until approved by the Secretary of Agriculture, or such officer or employee of the Department of Agriculture as may be designated by him, and shall not be approved if it permits any unlawful trade practice or any unfair method of competi. tion.
(d) No meeting so held and no award or agreement so approved shall be deemed to be in violation of any of the antitrust laws of the United States. (June 3, 1937, sec. 3, 50 Stat. 248; 7 U. S. C., sec. 671.)
630–26. Agreements; licenses, regulations, etc., unaffected.-Nothing in this Act shall be construed as invalidating any marketing agreement, license, or order, or any regulation relating to, or any provision of, or any act of the Secretary of Agriculture in connection with, any such agreement, license, or order which has been executed, issued, approved, or done under the Agricultural Adjustment Act, or any amendment thereof, but such marketing agreements, licenses, orders, regulations, provisions, and acts are hereby expressly ratified, legalized, and confirmed. (June 3, 1937, sec. 4, 50 Stat. 249; 7 U. S. C., sec. 672.)
630–27. Taxes under Agricultural Adjustment Act; laws unaffected.No processing taxes or compensating taxes shall be levied or collected under the Agricultural Adjustment Act, as amended. Except as provided in the preceding sentence, nothing in this Act shall be construed as affecting provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, as amended, other than those enumerated in section 1. The provisions so enumerated shall apply in accordance with their terms (as amended by this Act) to the provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, this Act, and other provisions of law to which they have been heretofore made applicable. (June 3, 1937, sec. 5, 50 Stat. 249; 7 U. S. C., sec. 673, 673 note.)
630–28. Short title.—This Act may be cited as the “Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937." (June 3, 1937, sec. 6, 50 Stat. 249; 7 U. S. C., sec. 674, 674 note.)
RURAL ELECTRIFICATION 630_29. Rural Electrification Administration; Administrator; short title of law. That there is hereby created and established an agency of the United States to be known as the "Rural Electrification Administration", all of the powers of which shall be exercised by an Administrator, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for a term of ten years, and who shall receive a salary of $10,000 per year. This Act may be cited as the “Rural Electrification Act of 1936”. (May 20, 1936, sec. 1, 49 Stat. 1363; 7 U. S. C., sec. 901 and 901 note.)
630_30. Loans by Administrator; investigations and reports.—The Administrator is authorized and empowered to make loans in the several States and Territories of the United States for rural electrification and the furnishing of electric energy to persons in rural areas who are not receiving central station service, as hereinafter provided; to make, or cause to be made, studies, investigations, and reports concerning the condition and progress of the electrification of rural areas in the several States and Territories; and to publish and disseminate information with respect thereto. (May 20, 1936, sec. 2, 49 Stat. 1363; 7 U. S. C., sec. 902.)
630–31. Funds of Administrator; loans by Reconstruction Finance Corporation to Administrator.—(a) The Reconstruction Finance Corporation is hereby authorized and directed to make loans to the Administrator, upon his request approved by the President, not exceeding in aggregate amount $50,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1937, and $100,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1939, with interest at 3 per centum per annum upon the security of the obligations of borrowers from the Administrator appointed pursuant to the provisions of this Act or from the Administrator of the Rural Electrification Administration established by Executive Order Number 7037: Provided, That no such loan shall be in an amount exceeding 85 per centum of the principal amount outstanding of the obligations constituting the security therefor: And provided further, That such obligations incurred for the purpose of financing the construction and operation of generating plants, electric transmission and distribution lines, or systems shall be fully amortized over a period not to exceed twenty-five years, and that the maturity of such obligations incurred for the purpose of financing the wiring of premises and the acquisition and installation of electrical and plumbing appliances and equipment shall not exceed two-thirds of the assured life thereof and not more than five years. The administrator is hereby authorized to make all such endorsements, to execute all such instruments, and to do all such acts and things as shall be necessary to effect the valid transfer and assignment to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation of all such obligations.
Appropriations. (b) There is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1938, and for each of the eight years thereafter, the sum of $40,000,000 for the purposes of this Act as hereinafter provided.
Allotment of funds for loans in states. (c) Fifty per centum of the annual sums herein made available or appropriated for the purposes of this Act shall be allotted yearly by the Administrator for loans in the several States in the proportion which the number of their farms not then receiving central station electric service bears to the total number of farms of the United States not then receiving such service. The Administrator shall, within ninety days after the beginning of each fiscal year, determine for each State and for the United States the number of farms not then receiving such service.
Loans of unallotted funds. (d) The remaining 50 per centum of such annual sums shall be available for loans in the several States and in the Territories, without allotment as hereinabove provided, in such amounts for each State and Territory as, in the opinion of the Administrator, may be effectively employed for the purposes of this Act, and to carry out the provisions of section 7: Provided, however, That not more than 10 per centum of said unallotted annual sums may be employed in any one State, or in all of the Territories.
Unexpended funds; limitation on loans by Reconstruction Finance Corporation. (e) If any part of the annual sums made available for the purposes of this Act shall not be loaned or obligated during the fiscal year for which such sums are made available, such unexpended or unobligated sums shall be avaliable for loans by the Administrator in the following year or years without allotment: Provided, however, That not more than 10 per centum of said sums may be employed in any one State or in all of the Territories: And provided further, That no loans shall be made by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to the Administrator after June 30, 1939.
Disposition of payments on loans. (f) All moneys representing payments of principal and interest on loans made by the Administrator under this Act shall be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts, except that any such moneys representing payments of principal and interest on obligations constituting the security for loans made by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to the Administrator