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BEFORE A

DIV.

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

THIRD SESSION

ON

H. R. 10127

TO REGULATE INTERSTATE COMMERCE BY ESTABLISH-
ING AN UNEMPLOYMENT-INSURANCE SYSTEM FOR
INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED BY CERTAIN EMPLOY.
ERS ENGAGED IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

MAY 26, 27, 31, JUNE 1, 2, AND 3, 1938

Printed for the use of the
Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON: 1938

73643

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
GEORGE G. SADOWSKI, Michigan
JOHN A. MARTIN, Colorado
EDWARD C. EICHER, Iowa

GARDNER R. WITHROW, Wisconsin
THOMAS J. O'BRIEN, Illinois
HERRON PEARSON, Tennessee
JERRY J. O'CONNELL, Montana
GEORGE B. KELLY, New York
LYLE H. BOREN, Oklahoma
MARTIN J. KENNEDY, New York
JAMES L. QUINN, Pennsylvania
EDWARD L. O'NEILL, New Jersey

ELTON J. LAYTON, Clerk
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FOR RAILROAD

EMPLOYEES

ORIGINAL No. 1

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1938

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE,

Washington, D. C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 10 a. m., in the committee room, New House Office Building, Hon. Clarence F. Lea (chairman) presiding

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will please come to order.

We are met this morning for a hearing on H. R. 10127, a bill to regulate interstate commerce by establishing an unemployment insurance system for individuals employed by certain employers engaged in interstate commerce and for other purposes.

(The bill referred to is as follows:)

(H. R. 10127, 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,

DEFINITIONS

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 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 maintained wholly or principally by two or more employers as hereinbefore defined and engaged in the performance of services

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