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A BILL TO REGULATE INTERSTATE COMMERCE BY ESTAB-
JUNE 3, 6, 7, 8, and 9, 1938
Printed for the use of the Committee on Interstate Commerce
COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE COMMERCE
BURTON K. WHEELER, Montana, Chairman ELLISON D. SMITH, South Carolina
WALLACE H. WHITE, JR., Maine ROBERT F. WAGNER, New York
JAMES J. DAVIS, Pennsylvania ALBEN W. BARKLEY, Kentucky
WARREN R. AUSTIN, Vermont M. M. NEELY, West Virginia WILLIAM H. DIETERICH, Ilinois AUGUSTINE LONERGAN, Connecticut FRED H. BROWN, New Hampshire HOMER T. BONE, Washington VIC DONAHEY, Ohio SHERMAN MINTON, Indiana HARRY S. TRUMAN, Missouri CHARLES O. ANDREWS, Florida EDWIN C. JOHNSON, Colorado H. H. SCHWARTZ, Wyoming LISTER HILL, Alabama
HENRIK SHIPSTEAD, Minnesota
M. W. MITCHELL, Clerk
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE SYSTEM FOR EMPLOYEES
ENGAGED IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1938
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D. C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 10:30 a. m., in room 412, Senate Office Building, Sentor Burton K. Wheeler, chairman of the committee, presiding.
Present: Senators Wheeler (chairman), Wagner, Minton, and Andrews.
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will be in order.
The bill under consideration this morning is S. 3772, which I will hand to the committee reporter to be inserted in the record.
(The bill, S. 3772, is as follows:)
[S. 3772, 75th Cong., 3d sess.] A BILL To regulate interstate commerce by establishing an unemployment insurance system for indi
viduals employed by certain employers engaged in interstate commerce, and for other purposes
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. For the purposes of this Act, except when used in amending the provisions of other Acts
(a) The term "employer” means any carrier (as defined in subsection (b) of this section), and any company which is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by one or more such carriers or under common control therewith, and which operates any equipment or facility or performs any service (except trucking service, casual service, and the casual operation of equipment or facilities) 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: Provided, 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 steamrailroad 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 reque 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 maintained wholly or principally by two or more employers as hereinbefore defined and engaged in the performance of services in connection with or incidental to railroad transportation; and railway labor organizations, national in scope, which have been or may be organized in accordance with the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, and their State and National legislative committees and their general committees and their insurance departments and their local lodges and divisions, established pursuant to the constitution and bylaws of such organizations.