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Page PACKERS AND STOCKYARDS Act, 1921

316

32, 33, 40, 41, 274, 360 PARCEL Post Acts ----

382 RAILROAD RETIREMENT ACT OF 1937.

415 RAILROAD RETIREMENT Tax Act RAILROAD UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

417 RAILWAY LABOR ACT.--

412 RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE Pay.

383 RULES OF CONSTRUCTION ....

301 SAFETY APPLIANCE Acts.... St. Louis MUNICIPAL BRIDGE Act.

14 STANDARD TIME Act.

361 SUNDRY Civil APPROPRIATIONS Act.....

277 TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS (PUERTO Rico)

425 TRANSPORTATION OF EXPLOSIVES.

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ERRATA

(Corrections may be tipped in at pages noted below.)

THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT

Revised to October 1, 1958

Page 53, at the end of section 13(4) add:

Such rates, fares, charges, classifications, regulations,
and practices shall be observed while in effect by the
carriers parties to such proceeding affected thereby, the
law of any State or the decision or order of any State
authority to the contrary notwithstanding.

Page 173, the parenthetical phrase in section 221(c) should read:

(including any motor carrier operating within the United States in the course of engaging in transportation between places in a foreign country or between a place in one foreign country and a place in another foreign country)

THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT
Being the Act to Regulate Commerce as Amended

Parts I, II, III, IV, and V

[The original act to regulate commerce was enacted Feb. 4, 1887. Amendments and additions thereto are indicated in the date line of each section. The Motor Carrier Act, Aug. 9, 1935, cited in the date line of many sections in part I, made one amendment to part I, i, e., it changed the words “this Act" wherever they appeared to "this part.” 49 Stat. 543.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SHORT TITLE [September 18, 1940.] [49 U.S.C.$$ 27, 301, 901, and 54 Stat. 899. 1001, notes.] This Act may be cited as the Interstate Commerce Act.

Citation.

54 Stat. 899. Policy stated.

-inherent advantages.

NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION POLICY [September 18, 1940.] [49 U. S. C., preceding $$ 1, 54 Stat. 899. 301, 901, and 1001.] It is hereby declared to be the national transportation policy of the Congress to provide for fair and impartial regulation of all modes of transportation subject to the provisions of this Act, so administered as to recognize and preserve the inherent advantages of each; to promote safe, adequate, eco- ; nomical, and efficient service and foster sound economic conditions in transportation and among the several carriers; to encourage the establishment and maintenance of reasonable charges for transportation services, with. etc., charges. out unjust discriminations, undue preferences or advantages, or unfair or destructive competitive practices; to cooperate with the several States and the duly author- with States.

-cooperation ized officials thereof; and to encourage fair wages and equitable working conditions ;—all to the end of develop- como ing, coordinating, and preserving a national transportation system by water, highway, and rail, as well as other means, adequate to meet the needs of the commerce of the United States, of the Postal Service, and of the national defense. All of the provisions of this Act shall be

-reasonable,

--working conditions.

coordination.

Page PACKERS AND STOCKYARDS Act, 1921.

316 PANAMA CANAL ACT..

32, 33, 40, 41, 274, 360 PARCEL POST ACTS...

382 RAILROAD RETIREMENT ACT OF 1937.

415 RAILROAD RETIREMENT Tax Act...

368 RAILROAD UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT -

417 RAILWAY LABOR ACT.---

412 RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE PAY.

383 RULES OF CONSTRUCTION

301 SAFETY APPLIANCE Acts.

389 St. Louis MUNICIPAL BRIDGE Act.

14 STANDARD TIME Act..-

361 SUNDRY CIVIL APPROPRIATIONS Act.

277 TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS (PUERTO Rico).

425 TRANSPORTATION OF EXPLOSIVES

364

ERRATA

(Corrections may be tipped in at pages noted below.)

THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT

Revised to October 1, 1958

Page 53, at the end of section 13(4) add:

Such rates, fares, charges, classifications, regulations,
and practices shall be observed while in effect by the
carriers parties to such proceeding affected thereby, the
law of any State or the decision or order of any State
authority to the contrary notwithstanding.

Page 173, the parenthetical phrase in section 221(c) should read:

(including any motor carrier operating within the United States in the course of engaging in transportation between places in a foreign country or between a place in one foreign country and a place in another foreign country)

THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT
Being the Act to Regulate Commerce as Amended

Parts I, II, III, IV, and V

[The original act to regulate commerce was enacted Feb. 4, 1887. Amendments and additions thereto are indicated in the date line of each section. The Motor Carrier Act, Aug. 9, 1935, cited in the date line of many sections in part I, made one amendment to part I, 1. e., it changed the words "this Act” wherever they appeared to "this part.” 49 Stat. 543.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SHORT TITLE

[September 18, 1940.] [49 U.S.C.$$ 27, 301, 901, and 54 stat. 899.

Citation. 1001, notes.] This Act may be cited as the Interstate Commerce Act.

NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION POLICY

[September 18, 1940.] [49 U. S. C., preceding &$ 1,54 Stat. 899.

Policy stated. 301, 901, and 1001.] It is hereby declared to be the national transportation policy of the Congress to provide for fair and impartial regulation of all modes of transportation subject to the provisions of this Act, so administered as to recognize and preserve the inherent advantages of each; to promote safe, adequate, eco- advantages. nomical, and efficient service and foster sound economic conditions in transportation and among the several carriers; to encourage the establishment and maintenance of reasonable charges for transportation services, with. etc., charges.

- , out unjust discriminations, undue preferences or advantages, or unfair or destructive competitive practices; to cooperate with the several States and the duly author- with states. ized officials thereof; and to encourage fair wages and equitable working conditions ;-all to the end of develop-working ing, coordinating, and preserving a national transportation system by water, highway, and rail, as well as other coordination. means, adequate to meet the needs of the commerce of the United States, of the Postal Service, and of the national defense. All of the provisions of this Act shall be

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Administration administered and enforced with a view to carrying out to carry out policy

the above declaration of policy.

NOTE.—The Transportation Act of 1958, by $ 15a (3), infra, provides for competitive ratemaking between carriers of different modes of transportation.

The following constitutes the first paragraph of section 500 of the Transportation Act, 1920, approved February 28, 1920, infra :

“Sec. 500. [U. 8. Code, 49 U. 8. C. § 142.] It is hereby declared Policy to to be the policy of Congress to promote, encourage, and develop develop water transportation water transportation, service, and facilities in connection with declared 41 Stat. 499

the commerce of the United States, and to foster and preserve in full vigor both rail and water transportation."

Compare also the declaration of policy as to export rates on agricultural products, $3 (1a), and the Hoch-Smith Resolution, $ 55, infra.

See also the declaration of policy with respect to assuring the sound financial condition of rail carriers and avoiding interruption of employment, preamble to $ 20b.

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