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Pub. Law 746

be paid to an employee for days of unemployment within a benefit year shall in no case exceed the employee's compensation in the base 68 Stat. 1041, year; the total amount of benefits which may be paid to an employee 68 Stat, 1042. for days of sickness, other than days of sickness in a maternity period, within a benefit year shall in no case exceed the employee's compensation in the base year; and the total amount of benefits which may be paid to an employee for days of sickness in a maternity period shall in no case exceed the employee's compensation in the base year on the basis of which the employee was determined to be qualified for benefits in such maternity period.”

Sec. 305. Subsection (a) of section 8 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act is hereby amended by inserting after the date 45 USC 356, “June 30, 1939" the following: ", and before July 1, 1954, and is not in excess of $350 for any calendar month paid by him to any employee for services rendered to him after June 30, 1954”; by inserting after the figure "300" where it first appears in the proviso of the subsection the following: “for any month before July 1, 1954, and to not more than $350 for any month after June 30, 1954,"; and by inserting after the figure "300" where it appears the second time in the proviso the following: "if such month is before July 1, 1954, or less than $350 if such month is after June 30, 1954".

Sec. 306. Subsection (b) of section 8 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act is amended by inserting after the date “June 30, 1939”, the following: ", and before July 1, 1954, and as is not in excess of $350 paid to him for services rendered as an employee representative in any calendar month after June 30, 1954”.

PART IV_EFFECTIVE DATES

Sec. 401. The amendments made by this Act shall be effective July 1, 1954, except as otherwise provided.

Sec. 402. The provisions of sections 1, 205, and 301 of this Act shall be effective with respect to compensation paid on and after April 1, 1954.

Sec. 403. The provisions of sections 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, and 15 of this Act shall be effective as of the first day of the first calendar month following the month in which this Act is enacted.

SEC. 404. The annuity awarded under paragraph 4 or 5 of section 2 (a) of the Railroad Retirement Act to any person who has been Ante, p. 1038. deemed to have recovered from his disability, pursuant to the provisions of the last paragraph of section 2 (a) as in effect prior to the enactment of this Act, shall be reinstated to begin the first day of the first calendar month following the month in which this Act is enacted and deemed, for purposes of section 2 (d) only, never to Ante, p. 1038. have ceased : Provided, That such proof is made of the continuance of such disability as is required in accordance with the provisions of such paragraph which are not amended by this Act. .

SEC. 405. The provisions of section 6 of this Act amending subsection (c) of section 3 of the Railroad Retirement Act, by adding a Ante, p. 1038. sentence at the end of the subsection, shall be effective as of November 1, 1951: Provided, however, That no increase in any annuity heretofore awarded shall be granted pursuant to the amendments made by such section except upon application therefor by the person to whom the annuity was awarded.

Pub. Law 746 All 68 Stat. 1042.

SEC. 406. The provisions of section 10 of this Act shall be effective with respect to annuities accruing and annuities awarded on and after the first day after the enactment of this Act.

Sec. 407. The amendments to the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 made by section 206 shall become effective as if enacted as a part of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

Approved August 31, 1954.

Public Law 383 - 84th Congress
Chapter 869 - 1st Session

H. R. 4744
AN ACT

To amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, and the Railroad

Unemployment Insurance Act.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, effective with Railroad retirerespect to annuities accruing in months following the month of enact- ment and unment hereof, section 2 (e) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as employment inamended, is amended by striking out “than $40" and inserting in lieu

surance, thereof the following: “, with respect to any month, than an amount 45 usc 22851e).

165 Stat. 683. equal to the maximum amount which could be paid to anyone, with 169 Stat. 215. respect to such month, as a wife's insurance benefit under section 202 69 Stat. 716. (b) of the Social Security Act as amended from time to time”.

Sec. 2. Effective with respect to annuities accruing in months following the month of enactment hereof, section 5 (g) (2) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is amended by striking out the 65 Stat. 686. second sentence thereof.

45 USC 228 e (g) Sec. 3. Effective as of January 1, 1955, section 5 (1) (9) of the Rail- (2). road Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is amended by striking out 65 Stat. 689. the language between “(ii)” and “(B)” and inserting in lieu thereof 45 USC 228 e the following: “if such compensation for any calendar year before (1)(9). 1955 is less than $3,600 or for any calendar year after 1954 is less than $4,200 and the average monthly remuneration computed on compensation alone is less than $350 and the employee has earned in such calendar year 'wages' as defined in paragraph (6) hereof, such wages, in an amount not to exceed the difference between the compensation for such year and $3,600 for years before 1955 and $4,200 for years after 1954, by”.

Sec. 4. Effective as of the dates of their original enactment, section 12 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, and section 2 50 Stat. 316. (e) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, are each amended 45 USC 2281. by striking out “No” and inserting in lieu thereof "Notwithstanding is to aos any other law of the United States, or of any State, Territory, or the 25 District of Columbia, no”.

SEC. 5. Section 10 (b) 4 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as 50 Stat. 315. amended, is amended by inserting immediately after the first sentence 45 USC 228j (b). thereof the following sentence: “All positions to which such individuals are appointed, except one administrative assistant to each member of the Board, shall be in and under the competitive civil service and shall not be removed or excepted therefrom."

Sec. 6. The second paragraph of section 12 (1) of the Railroad Un-52 Stat. 1110. employment Insurance Act is amended by inserting immediately before 45 USC 362 (1). the first colon therein the following: “: Provided, That all positions to which such persons are appointed, except one administrative assistant to each member of the Board, shall be in and under the competitive civil service and shall not be removed or excepted therefrom”.

Approved August 12, 1955.

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Public Law 881 - 84th Congress
Chapter 837 - 2d Session

H. R. 7089
AN ACT

All 70 Stat, 857.
To provide benefits for the survivors of servicemen and veterans, and for other

purposes.

AMENDMENTS RELATING TO RAILROAD RETIREMENT

60 Stat. 729. SEC. 408. (a) Section 4 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is 45 USC 2280-1. amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsections:

“(p) (1) Military service rendered by an individual after December 1956 shall be creditable under this section only if the number of such individual's years of service is ten or more (including, in such years of service, military service which, but for this subsection, would be creditable under this section).

"(2) In any case where an individual has completed ten or more years of service and such years of service include any military service rendered after December 1956, the Board shall as promptly as is practicable (A) notify the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare that such military service is creditable under this section and (B) specify the period or periods of the military service rendered after December 1956 which is so creditable.

"(q) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section and section 2 (c) (2), military service rendered by an individual after December 1956 shall not be used in determining eligibility for, or computing the amount of, any annuity accruing under section 2 for any month if (1)

any benefits are payable for that month under title II of the Social 42 USC 401-421. Security Act on the basis of such individual's wages and self-employAnte, p. 869 ment income, (2) such military service was included in the computaet seg.

tion of such benefits, and (3) the inclusion of such service in the computation of such benefits resulted (for that month) in benefits not

otherwise payable or in an increase in the benefits otherwise payable. Ante, p. 858. "(r) The Secretary concerned (as defined in section 102 (9) of the

Servicemen's and Veterans' Survivor Benefits Act) shall maintain such records, and furnish the Board upon its request with such information, regarding the months of any individual's military service

and the remuneration paid therefor, as may be necessary to enable the 45 USC 228b.. Board to carry out its duties under this section and sections 2 and 5." 228e.

(b) (1) The first sentence of section 4 (n) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is amended

(A) by striking out “(i)” and “(ii)” and inserting in lieu thereof "(1)” and “(2)", respectively,

(B) by striking out "for military service after December 31, 1936" and inserting in lieu thereof "for military service after December 31, 1936, and prior to January 1, 1957" ; and

(C) by inserting before the period at the end thereof a comma and the following: "and (3) an amount found by the Board to be equal to (A) the amount of the total additional excise and income 143

Pub. Law 881

All 70 Stat. 877. taxes which would have been payable during the precediny fiscal year under chapter 22 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 with 68A Stat. 431. respect to the compensation, as defined in such chapter, of all 30 individuals entitled (without regard to subsection (p) (1) of this. 3233. section) to credit under this Act for military service after Decem-. ber 1956 if each of such individuals, in addition to compensation actually paid, had been paid such compensation in the amount of $160 in each calendar month in which he was in such military service during such preceding fiscal year and such taxes were measured by all such compensation without limitation as to amount paid to any individual in any one calendar month, less (B) the amount of the taxes which were paid with respect to such military service under sections 3101 and 3111 of the Internal 26 USC 3101,

3111. Revenue Code of 1954”. (2) Section 4 (n) of such Act is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: “In determining pursuant to section 5 (k) (2) for any fiscal year the total amount to be credited from the Railroad Retirement Account to the Old-Age and Survivor's Insurance Trust Fund, credit shall be given such Account for the amount of the taxes described in clause (3) (B) of the first sentence of this subsection.”

(c) Section 1 (9) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is amended 68 Stat. 1097. by striking out “as amended in 1954” and inserting in lieu thereof "as 45 USC 228a. amended in 1956".

Approved August 1, 1956

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