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shall be disregarded in computing the monthly compensation if the result of taking such compensation into account in such computation

would be to diminish his annuity." 45 USC 2280.

Seo. 7. Subsection (e) of section 3 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is hereby amended by inserting after the comma following the word “respectively" the following: "individuals

entitled to insurance annuities under subsections (a) and (d) of sec45 USC 228e. tion 5 to have attained age sixty-five, and individuals entitled to

insurance annuities under subsection (c) of section 5 on the basis of disability to be less than eighteen years of age,”; and by substituting the words “of the Social Security Act” for the word “thereof” in the last parenthetical phrase of the subsection.

SEC. 8. Subsections (a) and (d) of section 5 of the Railroad Retire45 USC 228. ment Act of 1937, as amended, are hereby amended by substituting

the word "sixty” for the word "sixty-five”.

Sec. 9. Subsection (f) (2) of section 5 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is hereby amended by substituting the word "sixty” for the word “sixty-five" wherever it appears; by inserting after the phrase "pursuant to subsection (k) of this section," where it first appears, the following: "upon attaining age sixty-five at a future date, will be payable"; by inserting after the word “month” in the parenthetical phrase the following: "before July 1, 1954, and in the latter case in excess of $350 for any month after June 30, 1954"; and by inserting after the phrase "pursuant to subsection (k) of this section,” where it first appears in the proviso the phrase: “upon attaining age sixty-five be entitled to further benefits".

Sec. 10. Subsection (g) of section 5 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is hereby amended by striking the last sentence of paragraph (2).

Sec. 11. Subsection (i) of section 5 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is hereby amended by inserting the word “or” after the semicolon in clause (ii) of paragraph (1); by striking clause (iii) of such paragraph; and by redesignating clause (iv) of such paragraph as clause (iii).

Sec. 12. Subsection (1) of section 5 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is hereby amended by striking from paragraph (1) (ii) the phrase "and less than eighteen years of age" and substituting in lieu thereof the following: "and shall be less than eighteen years of age, or shall have a perinanent physical or mental condition which is such that he is unable to engage in any regular employment: Provided, That such disability began before the child attains age eighteen”. Such subsection is further amended by changing the semicolon at the end of paragraph (1) to a period, and adding the following:“Such satisfactory proof shall be made from time to time, as prescribed by the Board, of the disability provided in clause (ii) of this paragraph and of the continuance, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Board, of such disability. If the individual fails to comply with the requirements prescribed by the Board as to the proof of the continuance of the disability his right to an annuity shall, except for good cause shown to the Board, cease;".

Sec. 13. Subsection (1) (9) of section 5 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is hereby amended by inserting after the term "calendar month” the phrase: "before July 1, 1954, and any excess over $350 for any calendar month after June 30, 1954"; and by substituting the figure “350" for the figure "300" where it appears the second time.

Sec. 14. Subsection (1) (10) (i) of section 5 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is hereby amended by substituting the figure “350” for the figure“300“.

All 68 Stat. 1040. SEC. 15. The Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is hereby 45 USC 228 a amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section : et seg.

“Sec. 20. Any person awarded an annuity or pension under this Waiver. Act may decline to accept all or any part of such annuity or pensior by a waiver signed and filed with the Board. Such waiver may be revoked in writing at any time, but no payment of the annuity or pension waived shall be made covering the period during which such waiver was in effect. Such waiver shall have no effect on the amount of the spouse's annuity, or of a lump sum under section 5 (f) (2), Anto, p. 1039. which would otherwise be due, and it shall have no effect for purposes of the last sentence of section 5 (g) (1).”.

PART II–AMENDMENTS TO THE RAILROAD RETIREMENT Tax Act

Sec. 201. Section 1500 of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act is hereby 60 Stat. 723. amended by inserting after the word "month” the following: "before 26 USC 1500. July 1, 1954, and as is not in excess of $350 for any calendar month after June 30, 1954”. - Sec. 202. Section 1501 of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act is here- 26 USC 1501. by amended by inserting after the figure “300" where it first appears the following: "for any month before July 1, 1954, or in excess of $350 for any month after June 30, 1954"; and by inserting after the figure “300" where it appears the second time, the following: "if such month is before July 1, 1954, or is less than $350 if such month is after June 30, 1954”.

Sec. 203. Section 1510 of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act is here- 26 USC 1510, by amended by inserting after the word “month” the following: "before July 1, 1954, and as is not in excess of $350 for any calendar month after June 30, 1954”.

Sec. 204. Section 1520 of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act is 26 USC 1520. hereby amended by inserting after the word “month” where it first appears the phrase: “before July 1, 1954"; by inserting after the figure "$300" where it first appears the following: ", and for any calendar month after June 30, 1954, not in excess of $350"; by insert

ing after the phrase "shall apply" where it first appears the phrase: Es, with respect to any calendar month before July 1, 1954,"; by insert

ing after the figure “300" where it appears the second time, the phrase: -", and with respect to any calendar month after June 30, 1954, to not

more than $350,"; and by inserting after the figure "300" where it appears the third time the phrase : "if the month is before July 1, 1954, or is less than $350 if the month is after June 30, 1954".

Sec. 205. Subsection (e) of section 1532 of the Railroad Retirement 26 USC 1532, Tax Act is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following sentence: “Compensation for service as a delegate to a national Delegate's oomor international convention of a railway labor organization defined pensation. as an “employer'in subsection (a) of this section shall be disregarded for purposes of determining the amount of taxes due pursuant to this subchapter if the individual rendering such service has not previously rendered service, other than as such a delegate, which may be included in his 'years of service for purposes of the Railroad Retirement Act.”. 45 USC 228

Sec. 206. (a) Section 3201, section 320.2 (a), section 3:211, and sec- et seq. tion 3221 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1957 are hereby amended by 68A Stat. 431, striking out “$300” each place it appears in each suci section and 432, 433. iyserting in lieu thereof “$350”.

(b) Section 3231 (e) (1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 68 A Stat, 437, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following sentence: “Compensation for service as a .delegate to a national or international convention of a railway labor organization defined as . . an ‘employer' in subsection (a) of this section shall be disregardled

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for purposes of determining the amount of taxes due pursuant to this chapter if the individual rendering such service has not previously

rendered service, other than as such a delegate, which may be in. 45 USC 228 cluded in his 'years of service for purposes of the Railroad Retireet seq.

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Part III-AMENDMENTS TO RAILROAD UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

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Sec. 301. Subsection (g) of section 1 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following sentence: “For purposes of determining eligibility for and the amount of benefits and the amount of contributions due pursuant to this Act, employment as a delegate to a national or international convention of a railway labor organization defined as an 'employer', in subsection (a) of this section, shall be disregarded if the individual having such employment has not previously rendered service, other than as such a delegate, which may be included in his øyears of service for purposes of the Railroad Retirement Act.”.

SEC. 302. Subsection (i) of section 1 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act is hereby amended by inserting after the term “calendar month” where it first appears the phrase : "before July 1, 1954"; and by inserting before the period at the end of the first sentence the phrase: ", and with respect to any calendar month after June 30, 1954, no part of any compensation in excess of $350 shall be recognized”.

Sec. 303. Subsection (k) of section 1 of the Railroad Unemploy." ment Insurance Act is hereby amended by substituting the figure 6400" for the figure "150". Section 3 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act is hereby amended by substituting the figure "400" for the figure “300".

Sec. 304. (a) Subsection (a) of section 2 of the Railroad Unem- ; ployment Insurance Act is hereby amended by substituting for the table the following:

“Cclumn I Total compensation

Dally benefit nate $400 to $499.99. $500 to $749.99

--------$750 to $999.99.$1,000 to $1,299.99.. $1,300 to $1,599.99. $1,600 to $1,999.99_ $2,000 to $2,499.99. $2,500 to $2,999.99.. $3,000 to $3,499.99.$3,500 to $3,999.99.$4,000 and over----Provided, however, That if the daily benefit rate in column II with respect to any employee is less than an amount equal to 50 per centum of the daily rate of compensation for the employee's last employment: in which he engaged for an employer in the base year, such rate shall be increased to such amount but not to exceed $8.50. The daily rate of compensation referred to in the last sentence shall be as determined by the Board on the basis of information furnished to the Board by , the employee, his employer, or both."

(b) Subsection (c) of section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act is hereby amended by changing the period at the end thereof to a colon and by inserting after the colon the following: Provided, however, That the total amount of benefits which may

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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.

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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.

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