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of the interest of the United States in such full paid income shares to the extent of the amount so paid. No request for the repurchase of the full paid income shares purchased by the Secretary of the Treasury shall be made for a period of five years from the date of such purchase, and thereafter requests by the Secretary of the Treasury for the repurchase of such shares by such associations shall be made at the discretion of the Board; but no such association shall be requested to repurchase any such shares in any one year in an amount in excess of 10 per centum of the total amount invested in such shares by the Secretary of the Treasury. Such repurchases shall be made in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Board for such associations.

“(k) When designated for that purpose by the Secretary of the Treasury, any Federal savings and loan association or member of any Federal Home Loan Bank may be employed as fiscal agent of the Government under such regulations as may be prescribed by said Secretary and shall perform all such reasonable duties as fiscal agent of the Government as may be required of it. Any Federal savings and loan association or member of any Federal Home Loan Bank may act as agent for any other instrumentality of the United States when designated for that purpose by such instrumentality of the United States."

SEC. 6. Section 6(i) of the Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933 is amended to read as follows:

“(i) Any member of a Federal Home Loan Bank may convert itself into a Federal savings and loan association under this Act upon a vote of 51 per centum or more of the votes cast at a legal meeting called to consider such action; but such conversion shall be subject to such rules and regulations as the Board may prescribe, and thereafter the converted association shall be entitled to all the benefits of this section and shall be subject to examination and regulation to the same extent as other associations incorporated pursuant to this Act."

Sec. 7. (a) The first sentence of the eighth paragraph of section 18 of the Federal Reserve Act, as amended, is further amended by inserting before the semicolon, after the words “Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation Act”, a comma and the following: " or by the deposit or pledge of bonds issued under the provisions of subsection () of section 4 of the Home Owners' Loax Act of 1933, as amended."

(b) Paragraph (b) of section 14 of the Federal Reserve Act, as amended, is further amended by inserting after the words "bonds of the Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation having maturities from date of purchase of not exceeding six months", a comma and the following: "bonds issued under the provisions of subsection (c) of section 4 of the Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933, as amended, and having maturities from date of purchase of not exceeding six months."

Sec. 8. The Federal Reserve banks are authorized, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, to act as depositaries, custodians, and fiscal agents for the Home Owners' Loan Corporation.

SEC. 9. The Home Owners' Loan Corporation is authorized to buy bonds or debentures of Federal Home Loan Banks upon such

terms as may be agreed upon or to loan money to Federal Home Loan Banks upon such terms as may be agreed upon but not to exceed $50,000,000 shall be invested or advanced under this section.

Sec. 10. The first sentence of section 10(b) of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act, as amended, is amended by inserting before the period at the end thereof a comma and the following: “ unless the amount of the debt secured by such home mortgage is less than 80 per centum of the value of the real estate with respect to which the home mortgage was given, as such real estate was appraised when the home mortgage was made ".

Sec. 11. Section 6 of the Home Owners' Loan Act of 1938 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentences : “For the purposes of this section the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to allocate and make immediately available to the Board, out of the funds appropriated pursuant to section 5 (g), the sum of $500,000. Such sum shall be in addition to the funds appropriated pursuant to this section, and shall be subject to the call of the Board and shall remain available until expended.”

Sec. 12. Subsection (e) of section 8 of the Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933, is hereby amended to read as follows:

(e) No person, partnership, association, or corporation shall, directly or indirectly, solicit, contract for, charge or receive, or attempt to solicit, contract for, charge or receive any fee, charge, or other consideration from any person applying to the Corporation for a loan, whether bond or cash except ordinary fees authorized and required by the Corporation for services actually rendered for examination and perfection of title, appraisal, and like necessary services. Any person, partnership, association, or corporation violating the provisions of this subsection shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than $10,000, or imprisoned not more than fivo years or both."

Sec. 13. Subsection (k) of section 4 of the Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933 is hereby amended by inserting a new sentence after the second sentence of such subsection as follows: "All payments upon principal of loans made by the Corporation shall under regulations made by the Corporation be applied to tho retirement of the bonds of the Corporation.

Sec. 14. The eighth sentence of section 4 (a) of the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the establishment of a Corporation to aid in the refinancing of farm debts, and for other purposes ”, approved January 31, 1934, is amended to read as follows: «No such bonds shall be issued in excess of the assets of the Corporation, including the assets to be obtained from the proceeds of such bonds, but a failure to comply with this provision shall not invalidate the bonds or the guaranty of the same."

Sec. 15. If any provision of this Act, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of the Act, and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby.

Approved, April 27, 1934.

(PUBLIC—No. 381—76TH CONGRESS)
(CHAPTER 684-18T SESSION)

[S. 628]

AN ACT To allow the Home Owners' Loan Corporation to extend the period of amortiza

tion of home loans from fifteen to twenty-five years. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) the fourth sentence of section 4 (d) of the Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933, as amended, is amended by striking out before the semicolon the words “fifteen years" and substituting therefor the words “twentyfive years".

(b) That the sixth sentence of section 4 (d) of the Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933, as amended, is further amended to read as follows: “The Corporation may at any time grant an extension of time to any home owner for the payment of any installment of principal or interest owed by him to the Corporation or may at any time during the existence of the mortgage grant an extension and revision of its terms to provide for the amortization by means of monthly pay. ment sufficient to retire the interest and principal within a period not to exceed twenty-five years from the date of its execution if in the judgment of the Corporation the circumstances of the home owner and the condition of the security justify such extension or revision." Approved, August 11, 1939.

(88)

[PUBLIC—No. 136—73D CONGRESS)

(8. 2089)

AN ACT To amend the Code of Laws for the District of Columbia, approved Maroh &

1901, as amended (D.C. Code, title 5, ch. 3), relating to building and loan associations.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Code of the District of Columbia (31 Stat. 1300; D.C. Code, title B, ch. 8) is amended by adding at the end of title 5, chapter 8, thereof, the following new sections:

“ SEC. 55. PERSONAL PROPERTY—The board of directors of any building association incorporated or unincorporated, organized and existing under the laws of the District of Columbia to do or now doing in the District of Columbia a building association business, in their discretion, may purchase the bonds of the Home Owners Loan Corporation created pursuant to the authority of the Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933, approved June 13, 1933 (and said association is hereby permitted to carry said bonds as an asset at the par value of said bonds) or may subscribe and pay for shares of any Federal corporation created or authorized by law to lend money to building and loan associations.

"SEO. 66. Any building association incorporated or unincorporated, organized and existing under the laws of the District of Columbia, to do or now doing, in the District of Columbia, a building association business, is authorized and empowered to exchange mortgages or deeds of trust or the notes or bonds secured thereby or other obligations and liens secured on real estate or any real estate which it may have or hold, for the bonds of the Home Owners' Loan Corpo ration created pursuant to the authority of the Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933, approved June 13, 1933, and said association is hereby authorized to carry said bonds as an asset at the par value of said bonds." Approved, March 27, 1934.

(84)

PUBLIC_No. 479—73D CONGRESS)

(H. R. 9620)

AN ACT To encourage improvement in housing standards and conditions, to provido

system of mutual mortgage insurance, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the National Housing Act."

TITLE I-HOUSING RENOVATION AND MODERNIZA.

TION

CREATION OF FEDERAL HOUSING ADMINISTRATION

SECTION 1. The President is authorized to create a Federal Housing Administration, all of the powers of which shall be exercised by a Federal Housing Administrator (hereinafter referred to as the “Administrator"), who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall hold office for a term of four years, and shall receive compensation at the rate of $10,000 per annum. In order to carry out the provisions of this title and titles II and III, the Administrator may establish such agencies, accept and utilize such voluntary and uncompensated services, utilize such Federal officers and employees, and, with the consent of the State, such State and local officers and employees, and appoint such other officers and employees as he may find necessary, and may prescribe their authorities, duties, responsibilities, and tonure and fix their compensation, without regard to the provisions of other laws applicable to the employment or compensation of officers or employees of the United States. The Administrator may delegate any of the functions and powers conferred upon him under this title and titles II and III to such officers, agents, and employees as he may designate or appoint, and may make such expenditures (including expenditures for personal services and rent at the seat of government and elsewhere, for law books and books of reference, and for paper, printing, and binding) as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this title and titles II and III, without regard to any other provisions of law governing the expenditure of public funds. All such compensation, expenses, and allowances shall be paid out of funds made available by this Act.

INSURANCE OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

SEO. 2. The Administrator is authorized and empowered, upon such terms and conditions as he may prescribe, to insure banks, trust companies, personal finance companies, mortgage companies, building and loan associations, installment lending companies, and other much financial institutions, which are approved by him as eligible for

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