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[H. R. 3422, 85th Cong., 1st. sess.) A BILL To amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 so as to provide a 25 per centum

increase in widows' annuities . Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 5 (a) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is amended (1) by striking out “equal to such employee's basic amount" and inserting in lieu thereof “equal to 125 per centum of such employee's basic amount in the case of a widow and equal to such employee's basic amount in the case of a widower”, and (2) by striking out “the widow's or widower's annuity shall be increased by such greater amount" and inserting in lieu thereof “the annuity shall be increased to 125 per centum of such greater amount in the case of a widow and increased to such greater amount in the case of a widower."

SEC. 2. Section 5 (b) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is amended (1) by striking out “equal to the employee's basic amount" and inserting in lieu thereof "equal to 125 per centum of the employee's basic amount”, and (2) by striking out "increased to such greater amount" and inserting in lieu thereof "increased to 125 per centum of such basic amount."

Sec. 3. Section 3 (e) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is amended by inserting before the period at the end thereof a colon and the following: “Provided further, That any widow's annuity to which the preceding proviso applies shall be further increased to 125 per centum of the amount of such annuity as determined under such proviso."

SEC. 4. The amendments made by this Act shall apply only with respect to annuities accruing under the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 for months after the month in which this Act is enacted. All recertifications required by reason of such amendments shall be made by the Railroad Retirement Board without application therefor.

[H, R. 3545, 85th Cong., 1st sess. ]

A BILL To amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 to provide full annuities for all

individuals who have completed thirty years of service at age sixty and reduced annuities for individuals who have completed thirty years of service at age fifty-five, and to increase the maximum annuity payable to an individual with thirty years of service

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 2 (a) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is amended by striking out paragraphs 2 and 3, and by inserting in lieu thereof the following:

“2. Individuals who will have attained the age of sixty and will have completed thirty years of service.

"3. Individuals who will have attained the age of fifty-five and will have completed thirty years of service, but the annuity of such an individual shall be reduced by one one-hundred-and-eightieth for each calendar month that he or she is under age sixty when the annuity begins to accrue.”

Sec. 2. Section 3 (a) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: “Notwithstanding the preceding sentence or any other provision of this Act, the annuity of an individual who has completed thirty years of service shall in no case be less than one-half of the average monthly compensation paid to such individual as an employee during the five calendar years (whether or not consecutive) with respect to which the aggregate compensation so paid to him was higher than the aggregate compensation so paid to him with respect to any other five calendar years."

SEC. 3. The amendments made by this Act shall be effective only with respect to annuities accruing for months after the month in which this Act is enacted. All recertifications required by reason of such amendments shall be made by the Railroad Retirement Board without application therefor.

[H. R. 3756, 85th Cong., 1st sess. ] A BILL To amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 to permit an annuitant to receive

his annuity even though he renders compensated service for the outside employer by whom he was last employed before his annuity began to accrue

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) the first paragraph of section 2 (a) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

"SEC. 2. (a) The following-described individuals, if they shall have been employees on or after the enactment date, and shall have completed ten years of service, shall, subject to the conditions set forth in subsections (b), (c), and (d), be eligible for annuities after they shall have ceased to render compensated service to an employed as defined in section 1 (a) :".

(b) Section 2 (b) of such Act, as amended, is amended by striking out "and of the person by whom he was last employed”.

(c) Section 2 (d) of such Act, as amended, is amended by striking out “or to the last person by whom he was employed prior to the date on which the annuity began to accrue".

SEC. 2. The amendments made by this Act shall be effective with respect to annuities accruing during calendar months after the month in which this Act is enacted.

[H. R. 3855, 85th Cong., 1st sess. ] A BILL To amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 to provide a 10 per centum increase

in the annuities and pensions payable to railroad employees and their survivors

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) section 3 (a) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is amended by striking out “3.04”, “2.28", and "1.52" and inserting in lieu thereof "2.35", "2.51”, and “1.67", respectively.

(b) Section 3 (c) of such Act is amended by striking out "$4.55" and "$75.90" and inserting in lieu thereof “$5.00" and "$83.50”, respectively.

SEC. 2. Section 5 (h) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is amended by striking out “$33”, “$176”, and “$15.40" wherever they appear and inserting in lieu thereof “$36.30, “193.60”, and “$16.95”, respectively.

Sec. 3. Section 5 (1) (10) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is amended by striking out “44", "11”, “$15.40”, “$36.66”, “$27.50”, and “$14.66" wherever they appear and inserting in lieu thereof "49", "12", "$16.95”, “$40.33”, “$30.25", and “$16.13”, respectively.

Sec. 4. All pensions under section 6 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, all joint and survivor annuities and survivor annuities deriving from joint and survivor annuities under that Act heretofore awarded, and all annuities under the Railroad Retirement Act of 1935, are increased by 10 per centum.

SEC. 5. The amendments made by the first three sections of this Act shall be effective only with respect to annuities (other than annuities to which section 4 applies) accruing for months after the month in which this Act is enacted. Section 4 of this Act shall be effective only with respect to pensions due in calendar months after the month following the month in which this Act is enacted, and with respect to annuities accruing for months after the month in which this Act is enacted. All recertifications required by reason of such amendments shall be made by the Railroad Retirement Board without application therefor.

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(H. R. 4187, 85th Cong., 1st sess.] A BILL To amend section 3 (e) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 to provide that

the minimum amount of the annuity payable to any individual thereunder will not be affected by the retirement of such individual (or any other individual) to social security benefits

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) section 3 (e) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is amended by striking out “, or the additional amount," and “or such additional amount”.

(b) Section 3 (e) of such Act is further amended by striking out "and quarters of coverage” and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "and his wages and selfemployment income actually credited under that Act were disregarded, and if quarters of coverage”.

SEC. 2. The amendments made by the first section of this Act shall be effective only with respect to annuities accruing under the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 for months after September 1955. All recertifications, payments, and refunds required by reason of such amendments shall be made by the Railroad Retirement Board without application therefor.

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[H. R. 4194, 85th Cong., 1st sess.] A BILL To amend the Railroad Retirement Act and the Social Security Act to eliminate

all restrictions upon the right of an individual to receive benefits simultaneously under both Acts or to receive more than one annuity under the Railroad Retirement Act

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 2 (e) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is amended by striking out “: And provided further" and all that follows and inserting in lieu thereof a period.

SEC. 2. Section 5 (g) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is repealed.
SEC. 3. Section 202 (1) of the Social Security Act is repealed.

SEC. 4. The amendments made by this Act shall apply only with respect to (1) annuities accruing under the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, and monthly benefits payable under section 202 of the Social Security Act, for months after the month in which this Act is enacted, and (2) lump-sum death payments under such section 202 in the case of deaths occurring after the month in which this Act is enacted.

[H. R. 4195, 85th Cong., 1st sess.)

A BILL To amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 to reduce from sixty to fifty the

age at which certain permanently disabled individuals become entitled to receive their annuities

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first sentence of paragraph 4 of section 2 (a) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is amended by striking out “sixty” and inserting in lieu thereof “fifty".

SEC. 2. The amendment made by the first section of this Act shall apply only with respect to annuities accruing for months after month in which this Act is enacted.

[H. R. 4353, 85th Cong., 1st sess.] A BILL To amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, the Railroad Retirement Tax

Act, and the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, so as to provide increases in benefits, and for other purposes

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

PART I-AMENDMENTS TO THE RAILROAD RETIREMENT, ACT OF 1937 SECTION 1. (a) Section 2 (a) 3 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is amended to read as follows:

“3. Individuals who will have attained the age of sixty and will have completed thirty years of service or, in the case of women, who will have attained the age of sixty-two and will have completed less than thirty years of service, but the annuity of such individual shall be reduced by one one-hundred-and-eightieth for each calendar month that he or she is under age sixty-five when the annuity begins to accrue.”

(b) Section 2 (d) of such Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: "If pursuant to the third sentence of this subsection an annuity was not paid to an individual with respect to one or more months in any calendar year, and it is subsequently established that the total amount of such individual's earnings during such year as determined in accordance with that sentence (but exclusive of earnings for services described in the first sentence of this subsection) did not exceed $1,200, the annuity with respect to such month or months, and any deduction imposed by reason of the failure to report earnings for such month or months under the fifth sentence of this subsection, shall then be payable. If the total amount of such individual's earnings during such year (exclusive of earnings for services described in the first sentence of this subsection) is in excess of $1,200, the number of months in such year with respect to which an annuity is not payable by reason of such third and fifth sentences shall not exceed one month for each $100 of such excess, treating the last $50 or more of such excess as $100; and if the amount of the annuity has changed during such year, any payments of annuity which become payable solely by reason of the limitation contained in this sentence shall be made first with respect to the month or month's for which the annuity is larger.”

(c) Section 2 (e) of such Act is amended by striking out “than an amount" and inserting in lieu thereof “than 110 per centum of an amount."

(d) Section 2 (g) of such Act is amended by inserting after “wife under age 65" the following: “(other than a wife who is receiving such annuity by reason of an election under subsection (h))"..

(e) Section 2 of such Act is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:

“(h) A spouse who would be entitled to an annuity under subsection (e) if she or he had attained the age of 65 may elect upon or after attaining the age of 62 to receive such annuity, but the annuity in any such case shall be reduced by one one-hundred-and-eightieth for each calendar month that the spouse is under age 65 when the annuity begins to accrue.”

SEC. 2. (a) Section 3 (a) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is amended (1) by striking out “3.04”, “2.28", and "1.52" and inserting in lieu thereof “3.35”, *2.51”, and “1.67", respectively; and (2) by striking out "$200" and inserting in lieu thereof “$250”.

(b) Section 3 (c) of such Act is amended by inserting after “or in excess of $350 for any month after June 30, 1954," the following: "and before July 1, 1957, or in excess of $400 for any month after June 30, 1957.".

(c) Section 3 (e) of such Act is amended (1) by striking out “$4.55” and $75.90” and inserting in lieu thereof “$5.00” and “$83.50”, respectively; (2) by striking out “is less than the amount, or the additional amount” and inserting in lieu thereof "is less than 110 per centum of the amount, or 110 per centum of the additional amount"; (3) by inserting after "age sixty-five,” the following: “women entitled to spouse's annuities pursuant to elections made under subsection (h) of section 2 to be entitled to wife's insurance benefits determined under section 202 (q) of the Social Security Act,”; and (4) by striking out "such amount of such additional amount" and inserting in lieu thereof “110 per centum of such amount or 110 per centum of such additional amount”.

SEC. 3. (a) Section 5 (f) (1) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937 is amended (1) by striking out of the first sentence the following: “who will have died leaving no widow, widower, child, or parent who would on proper application therefor be entitled to receive an annuity under this section for the month in which such death occurred"; (2) by inserting in the first' sentence after “ten times the employee's basic amount" the following: ", but not to exceed a total of $750,"; and (3) by striking out the fourth sentence.

(b) Section 5 (f) (2) of such Act is amended by striking out “and 7 per centum of his or her compensation after December 31, 1946 (exclusive in both cases of compensation in excess of $300 for any month before July 1, 1954, and in the latter case in excess of $350 for any month after June 30, 1954),” and by inserting in lieu thereof the following: "plus 7 per centum of his or her compensation paid after December 31, 1946, and before January 1, 1957, plus 742 per centum of his or her compensation paid after December 31, 1956, and before January 1, 1958, plus 8 per centum of his or her compensation paid after December 31, 1957 (exclusive of compensation in excess of $300 for any month before July 1, 1954, and in excess of $350 for any month after June 30, 1954, and before July 1, 1957, and in excess of $400 for any month after June 30, 1957),.

(c) Section 5 (h) of such Act is amended by striking out “$33”, “$176”, and “$15.40” wherever they appear and inserting in lieu thereof “$36.30”, “$193.60”, and “$16.95”, respectively.

(d) Section 5 (i) (1) (ii) of such Act is amended by striking out "or in which month he engaged on seven or more different calendar days in noncovered remunerative activity outside the United States (as defined in section 203 (k) of the Social Security Act)” and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "or, having engaged in any activity outside the United States, would be charged under such section 203 (e) with any earnings derived from such activity if it had been an activity within the United States”.

(e) Clause (A) (i) of section 5 (1) (9) of such Act is amended by striking out the word "and" appearing after "July 1, 1954,” and by inserting after “June 30, 1954,” the following: "and before July 1, 1957, and any excess over $400 for any calendar month after June 30, 1957,".

(f) Clause (A) (ii) of section 5 (1) (19) of such Act is amended (1) by inserting “and before 1957" after “1954” where it first appears; (2) by inserting after “$4,200" where it first appears the following: ", or for the calendar year 1957 is less than $4,500, or for any calendar year after 1957 is less than $4,800,"; (3) by striking out “$350” and inserting in lieu thereof “$400"; and (4) by striking out "and $4,200 for the years after 1954, by” and inserting in lieu thereof the following: ", $4,200 for years after 1954 and before 1957, $4,500 for the year 1957, and $4,800 for years after 1957, by”.

(g) Section 5 (1) (10) of such Act is amended by striking out "44", "11", “$350”, “$15.40”, “$36.66", "$27.50”, and “$14.66" wherever they appear and inserting in lieu thereof "49", "12", "$400”, “$16.95", "$40.33”, “$30.25", and "$16.13”, respectively.

SEC. 4. All pensions under section 6 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, all joint and survivor annuities and survivor annuities deriving from joint and survivor annuities under that Act awarded before July 1, 1957, and all annuities under the Railroad Retirement Act of 1935, are increased by 10 per centum.

SEC. 5. (a) The amendments made by section 1 (other than subsection (b) thereof), by subsections (a) and (c) of section 2, and by subsections (c) and (d) of section 3 shall be effective only with respect to annuities (not including annuities to which section 4 applies) accruing for months after June 1957. The amendment made by subsection (b) of section 1 shall be effective with respect to annuities accruing during the calendar year 1957 and subsequent calendar years. The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) of section 3 shall be effective only with respect to lump-sum payments (under sections 5 (f) (1) and 5 (f) (2) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937) in the case of deaths occurring after June 1957. The amendments made by subsection (g) of section 3 shall be effective only with respect to annuities accruing for months after June 1957 and lump-sum payments (under section 5 (f) (1) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937) in the case of deaths occurring after June 1957. Section 4 shall be effective only with respect to pensions due in calendar months after July 1957 and annuities accruing for months after June 1957.

(b) All recertifications required by reason of the amendments made by this part shall be made by the Railroad Retirement Board without application therefor.

PART II-AMENDMENTS TO THE RAILROAD RETIREMENT TAX ACT SEC. 201. (a) Sections 3201, 3202 (a), 3211, and 3221 of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act are each amended (1) by striking out "after December 31, 1954" wherever it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "after June 30, 1957', and (2) by striking out “$350" wherever it appears and inserting in lieu thereof “$400”.

(b) Sections 3202 (a) and 3221 of such Act are each further amended by striking out “after 1954" and inserting in lieu thereof "after June 1957.

(c) Sections 3201 and 3221. of such Act are each further amended by striking out “674 percent" and inserting in lieu thereof "742 percent”.

(d) Section 3201 of such Act is further amended by striking out the period at the end thereof and inserting in lieu of such period a colon and the following: Provided, That the rate of tax imposed by this section shall be increased, with respect to compensation paid after December 31, 1969, for services rendered after such date, by a number of percentage points (including fractional points) equal at any given time to the number of percentage points (including fractional points) by which the rate of the tax imposed with respect to wages by section 3101 at such time exceeds the rate provided by paragraph (2) of such section 3101 as amended by the Social Security Amendments of 1956."

(e) Section 3211 of such Act is further amended by striking out "1242 percent" and inserting in lieu thereof "15 percent”, and by striking out the period at the end thereof and inserting in lieu of such period a colon and the following: Provided, That the rate of tax imposed by this section shall be increased, with respect to compensation paid after December 31, 1969, for services rendered after such date, by a number of percentage points (including fractional points) equal at any given time to twice the number of percentage points (including fractional points) by which the rate of the tax imposed with respect to wages by section 3101 at such time exceeds the rate provided by paragraph (2) of such section 3101 as amended by the Social Security Amendments of 1956."

(f) Section 3221 of such Act is further amended by inserting “(a)” before "In addition”, and by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection :

“(b) The rate of tax imposed by subsection (a) shall be increased, with respect to compensation paid after December 31, 1969, for services rendered after such date, hy a number of percentage points (including fractional points) equal at any given time to the number of percentage points (including fractional points) by whi’h the rate of the tax imposed with respect to wages by section 3111 at

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