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The Interstate Commerce act, comprising: An act to regulate commerce, ap-

proved February 4, 1887, and in effect April 5, 1887 (24 Statutes at Large,

379), as amended by an act approved March 2, 1889 (25 Statutes at

Large, 855), by an act approved February 10, 1891 (26 Statutes at Large,

743), by an act approved February 8, 1895 (28 Statutes at Large, 643),

by an act approved June 29, 1906 (34 Statutes at Large, 584), by a joint

resolution approved June 30, 1906 (34 Statutes at Large, 838), by an

act approved April 13, 1908 (35 Statutes at Large, 60), by an act approved

February 25, 1909 (35 Statutes at Large, 648), by an act approved June 18, 1910

(36 Statutes at Large, 539), by an act approved August 24, 1912 (37 Statutes

at Large, 566), by an act approved March 1, 1913 (37 Statutes at Large, 701),

by an act approved March 4, 1915 (38 Statutes at Large, 1196), by an act

approved August 9, 1916 (39 Statutes at Large, 441), by an act approved

August 29, 1916 (39 Statutes at Large, 538), by an act approved August 29,

1916 (39 Statutes at Large, 619), by an act approved February 17, 1917 (39

Statutes at Large, 922), by an act approved March 2, 1917 (39 Statutes at

Large, 951), by an act approved May 29, 1917 (40 Statutes at Large, 101),

by an act approved August 9, 1917 (40 Statutes at Large, 270), by an act

approved August 10, 1917 (40 Statutes at Large, 272), and by an act approved

February 28, 1920 (41 Statutes at Large, 456).....

An act to further regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the States,

approved February 19, 1903 (32 Statutes at Large, 847), as amended by an act

approved June 29, 1906 (34 Statutes at Large, 584)...

An act in relation to testimony before the Interstate Commerce Commission;

and in cases or proceedings under or connected with an act entitled "An act

to regulate commerce, and amendments thereto,” approved February 11,

1893 (27 Statutes at Large, 443)..........

An act defining the right of immunity of witnesses under the act entitled "An

act in relation to testimony before the Interstate Commerce Commission, and

80 forth,” approved February 11, 1893, and an act entitled “An act to

establish the Department of Commerce and Labor," approved February 14,

1903, and an act entitled "An act to further regulate commerce with foreign

nations and among the States," approved February 19, 1903, and an act

entitled "An act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and

judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30,

1904, and for other purposes," approved February 25, 1903; approved June 30,

1906 (34 Statutes at Large, 798)..........

An act making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in appropriations

for the fiscal year 1913, and for other purposes, approved October 22, 1913

(38 Statutes at Large, 219).........

An act to expedite the hearing and determination of suits in equity pending

or hereafter brought under the act of July 2, 1890, entitled "An act to protect

trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies," an act to

regulate commerce, or any other acts having a like purpose that may be here-

after enacted, approved February 11, 1903 (32 Statutes at Large, 823), as

Amended by an act approved June 25, 1910 (36 Statutes at Large, 854).

An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year

ending June 30, 1917, and for other purposes, approved August 29, 1916 (39

Statutes at Large, 645)......

An act to provide for the operation of transportation systems while under

Federal control, for the just compensation of their owners, and for other

purposes, approved March 21, 1918 (40 Statutes at Large, 451), as amended

by an act approved March 2, 1919 (40 Statutes at Large, 1290).

An act to provide for the reimbursement of the United States for motive power,

cars, and other equipment ordered for railroads and systems of transportation

under Federal control, and for other purposes, approved November 19, 1919

(41 Statutes at Large, 359)......

An act to provide for the termination of Federal control of railroads and systems

of transportation; to provide for the settlement of disputes between carriers

and their employees; to further amend an act entitled “An act to regulate

commerce,” approved February 4, 1887, as amended, and for other purposes,

approved February 28, 1920 (41 Statutes at Large, 456), as amended by an act

approved June 5, 1920 (41 Statutes at Large, 946), by an act approved Feb-

ruary 26, 1921 (41 Statutes at Large, 1145), by an act approved March 4, 1921

(41 Statutes at Large, 1392), and by an act approved June 10, 1921 (42 Stat-

utes at Large, 27)...

An act to supplement existing laws against unlawful restraints and monopolies,

and for other purposes, approved October 15, 1914 (38 Statutes at Large, 730),

as amended by a joint resolution approved August 31, 1916 (39 Statutes at

Large, 674), and subsequent joint resolutions...

An act relating to bills of lading in interstate and foreign commerce, approved

August 29, 1916 (39 Statutes at Large, 538)....

An act supplementary to the act of July 1, 1862, entitled "An act to aid in the

construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri River to the

Pacific Ocean, and to secure to the Government the use of the same for postal,

military, and other purposes," and also of the act of July 2, 1864, and other

acts amendatory of said first-named act; approved August 7, 1888 (25 Statutes

at Large, 382)...

An act to incorporate the Lake Erie and Ohio River Ship Canal, to define the

powers thereof, and to facilitate interstate commerce, approved June 30, 1906

(34 Statutes at Large, 809)...

An act making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department for

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1913, and for other purposes, approved August

24, 1912 (37 Statutes at Large, 558), as amended by an act approved July 28,

1916 (39 Statutes at Large, 412)...

An act to save daylight and to provide standard time for the United States,

approved March 19, 1918 (40 Statutes at Large, 450), as amended by an act

approved August 20, 1919 (41 Statutes at Large, 280), and by an act approved

March 4, 1921 (41 Statutes at Large, 1446).....

An act to provide for the promotion and maintenance of the American Merchant

Marine, to repeal certain emergency legislation, and provide for the disposi-

tion, regulation, and use of property acquired thereunder, approved June 5,

1920 (41 Statutes at Large, 988)..........

An act to promote the safety of employees and travelers upon railroads by com-

pelling common carriers engaged in interstate commerce to equip their cars

with automatic couplers and continuous brakes, and their locomotives with

driving-wheel brakes, and for other purposes, approved March 2, 1893 (27

Statutes at Large, 531), as amended by an act approved April 1, 1896 (29

Statutes at Large, 85)..

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An act to amend an act entitled “An act to promote the safety of employees and

travelers, and so forth,” approved March 2, 1893, and amended April 1, 1896;

approved March 2, 1903 (32 Statutes at Large, 943)......

An act to supplement an act to promote the safety of employees and travelers

upon railroads by compelling common carriers engaged in interstate com-

merce to equip their cars with automatic couplers and continuous brakes,

and their locomotives with driving-wheel brakes, and for other purposes, and

other safety-appliance acts, and for other purposes, approved April 14, 1910

(36 Statutes at Large, 298); also amendment of March 4, 1911 (36 Statutes at

Large, 1397)......

An act requiring common carriers engaged in interstate and foreign commerce

to make full reports of all accidents to the Interstate Commerce Commission

and authorizing investigations thereof by said Commission, approved May 6,

1910 (36 Statutes at Large, 350).......

An act to promote the security of travel upon railroads engaged in interstate

commerce, and to encourage the saving of life, approved February 23, 1905

(33 Statutes at Large, 743), and regulations prescribed thereunder...

An act to promote the safety of employees and travelers upon railroads by limit-

ing the hours of service of employees thereon, approved March 4, 1907 (34

Statutes at Large, 1415), as amended by an act approved May 4, 1916 (39

Statutes at Large, 61)..

An act to promote the safety of employees on railroads, approved May 30, 1908

(35 Statutes at Large, 476)...

An act to promote the safe transportation in interstate commerce of explosives

and other dangerous articles, and to provide penalties for its violation, ap-

proved March 4, 1909 (35 Statutes at Large, 1134), as amended by an act

approved March 4, 1921 (41 Statutes at Large, 1444).

An act to promote the safety of employees and travelers upon railroads by com-

pelling common carriers engaged in interstate commerce to equip their loco-

motives with safe and suitable boilers and appurtenances thereto, approved

February 17, 1911 (36 Statutes at Large, 913), as amended by an act approved

March 4, 1915 (38 Statutes at Large, 1192)..

Joint resolution directing the Interstate Commerce Commission to investigate

and report on block-signal systems and appliances for the automatic control

of railway trains, approved June 30, 1906 (34 Statutes at Large, 838).........

An act making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in appropriations

for the fiscal year 1913, and for other purposes, approved October 22, 1913

(38 Statutes at Large, 212)..

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THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT,

Being the Act to Regulate Commerce as Amended.

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41 Stat. L., 474.

common carriers engaged in

water.

points Act

within United States.

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

Sec. 1. [As amended June 29, 1906, April 13, 1908, June 18, 1910, February 17, 1917, March 2, 1917, May 29, 1917, August 10, 1917, and February 28, 1920.]

(1)1 That the provisions of this Act shall apply to com- Act applies to mon carriers engaged in

(a) The transportation of passengers or property -transportation wholly by railroad, or partly by railroad and partly by by railroad and water when both are used under a common control, management, or arrangement for a continuous carriage or shipment; or

(b) The transportation of oil or other commodity, -transportation except water and except natural or artificial gas, by pipe line, or partly by pipe line and partly by railroad or by water; or

(c) The transmission of intelligence by wire or wire--transmission of less; from one State or Territory of the United States, or the-between what District of Columbia, to any other State or Territory of plies the United States, or the District of Columbia, or from one place in a Territory to another place in the same Territory, or from any place in the United States through a foreign country to any other place in the United States, to or from or to any place in the United States to or from a foreign country, but only in so far as such transportation or transmission takes place within the United States.

(2) The provisions of this Act shall also apply to such Act applies to transportation of passengers and property and transmis- or transmission sion of intelligence, but only in so far as such transporta- United States. · tion or transmission takes place within the United States, but shall not apply

(a) To the transportation of passengers or property, -inapplicable to or to the receiving, delivering, storage, or handling of transportation. property, wholly within one State and not shipped to or from a foreign country from or to any place in the United States as aforesaid;

(b) To the transmission of intelligence by wire or wire--inapplicable to less wholly within one State and not transmitted to or transmission. from a foreign country from or to any place in the United States as aforesaid; or

-transportation or transmission

from, or through foreign country.

1 Do not apply to Porto Rico, Act of March 2, 1917, post, page 82.

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