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CARRIERS' EMPLOYEES

HEARING

BEFORE

THE COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE ... CerqieHOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 6956
A BILL TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED “AN ACT TO ESTAB- :
LISH A RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR EMPLOYEES OF
CARRIERS SUBJECT TO THE INTERSTATE COM- .
MERCE ACT”, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

APPROVED AUGUST 29, 1935

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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

CLARENCE F. LEA, California, Chairman ROBERT CROSSER, Ohio

CARL E. MAPES, Michigan ALFRED L. BULWINKLE, North Carolina CHARLES A, WOLVERTON, New Jersey VIRGIL CHAPMAN, Kentucky

JAMES WOLFENDEN, Pennsylvania PAUL H. MALONEY, Louisiana

PEHR G. HOLMES, Massachusetts WILLIAM P. COLE, Jr, Maryland

B. CARROLL REECE, Tennessee SAMUEL B. PETTENGILL, Indiana

JAMES W. WADSWORTH, New York EDWARD A. KELLY, Illinois

CHARLES A. HALLECK, Indiana
EDWARD A. KENNEY, New Jersey
GEORGE G. SADOWSKI, Michigan

GARDNER R. WITHROW, Wisconsin
JOHN A. MARTIN, Colorado
EDWARD C. EICHER, Iowa
THEODORE A. PEYSER, New York
THOMAS J. O'BRIEN, Illinois
HENRY ELLENBOGEN, Pennsylvania
HERRON PEARSON, Tennessee
JERRY J. O'CONNELL, Montana
GEORGE B. KELLY, New York
LYLE H. BOREN, Oklahoma

ELTON J. LAYTON, Clerk
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

JUN 2 6 1937
DIVISION OF DOCUMENTS

RAILROAD RETIREMENT

THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1937

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE, .

Washington, D. C. ! The committee this day met at 10 a. m., Hon. Clarence Lea (chair, man) presiding.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order, please. .

We have met this morning for hearings on H. R. 6956, a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to establish a retirement system for employees of carriers subject to the Interstate Commerce Act, and for other purposes”, approved August 29, 1935. (The bíll above referred to is printed in the record as follows:)

[H. R. 6956, 75th Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a retirement system for employees of carriers subject to the Interstate Commerce Act, and for other purposes", approved August 29, 1935

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

PART I

That the Act of August 29, 1935, entitled “An Act to establish a retirement system for employees of carriers subject to the Interstate Commerce Act, and for other purposes”, be, and it is hereby, amended to read as follows:

DEFINITIONS

SECTION 1. For the purpose of this Act,

(a) The term "employer" means any express company, sleeping-car company, or carrier by railroad, subject to part I of the Interstate Commerce Act, and any company which may be directly or indirectly owned or controlled thereby or under common control therewith, and which operates any equipment or facilities or performs any service (other than trucking service) in connection with the transportation of passengers or property by railroad, or the receipt, delivery, elevation, transfer in transit, refrigeration or icing, storage, or handling of property transported by railroad, and any receiver, trustee, or other individual or body, judicial or otherwise, when in the possession of the property or operating all or any part of the business of any such employer: Pro vided, however, That the term "employer" shall not include any street, interurban, or suburban electric railway, unless such railway is operating as a part of a general steam-railroad system of transportation, but shall not exclude any part of the general steam-railroad system of transportation now or hereafter operated by any other motive power. The Interstate Commerce Commission is hereby authorized and directed upon request of the Board, or upon complaint of any party interested, to determine after hearing whether any line operated by electric power falls within the terms of this proviso. The term "employer" shall also include railroad associations, traffic associations, tariff bureaus, demurrage bureaus, weighing and inspection bureaus, collection agencies and other associations, bureaus, agencies, or organizations controlled and main

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