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The Interstate Commerce Act, as amended, comprising: An act to regu-

late commerce, approved February 4, 1887, and in effect April 5, 1887

(24 Stat. L. 379), as amended by the following acts, approved upon the

dates shown, viz: March 2, 1889 (25 Stat. L. 855); February 10, 1891

(26 Stat. L. 743); February 8, 1895 (28 Stat. L. 643); June 29, 1906 (34 Stat.

L. 584); April 13, 1908 (35 Stat. L. 60); February 25, 1909 (35 Stat. L. 648);

June 18, 1910 (36 Stat. L. 539); August 24, 1912 (37 Stat. L. 566); March 1,

1913 (37 Stat. L. 701); March 4, 1915 (38 Stat. L. 1196); August 9, 1916

(39 Stat. L. 441); August 29, 1916 (39 Stat. L. 556); May 29, 1917 (40 Stat.

L. 101); August 9, 1917 (40 Stat. L. 270); August 10, 1917 (40 Stat. L. 272);

February 28, 1920 (41 Stat. L. 456); June 7, 1922 (42 Stat. L. 624); August

18, 1922 (42 Stat. L. 827); June 7, 1924 (43 Stat. L. 633); July 3, 1926

(44 Stat. L. 835); February 26, 1927 (44 Stat. L. 1247); March 4, 1927

(44 Stat. L. 1446); April 23, 1930 (46 Stat. L. 251); February 28, 1933 (47

Stat. L. 1368);June 16, 1933 (48 Stat. L. 211); June 19, 1934 (48 Stat. L. 1064);

June 27, 1934 (48 Stat. L. 1264); May 23, 1935 (49 Stat. L. 287); July 16,

1935 (49 Stat. L. 481); August 9, 1935 (49 Stat. L. 543); August 12,

1935 (49 Stat. L. 607); and by the joint resolution approved June 30, 1906

(34 Stat. L. 838) -------

Miscellaneous saving clauses from various acts.---

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

States, approved February 19, 1903 (32 Stat. L. 847) [Elkins Act), as

amended by an act approved June 29, 1906 (34 Stat. L. 584) (Hepburn


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

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

to protect trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monop-

olies,” An act to regulate commerce,” or any other acts having a like

purpose that may be hereafter enacted, approved February 11, 1903 (32

Stat. L. 823) (Expediting Act), as amended by an act approved June 25,

1910 (36 Stat. L. 854) (Mann-Elkins Act) ----

An act in relation to testimony before the Interstate Commerce Commis-

sion; 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 Stat. L. 443) (Compulsory Testimony Act)----

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

"An act in relation to testimony before the Interstate Commerce Com-

mission, and so forth," approved February 11, 1893, and an act entitled

“An act to establish the Department of Commerce and Labor,” ap-

proved February 14, 1903, and an act entitled "An act to further regulate

commerce with foreign nations and among the States," approved Feb-

ruary 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 Stat. L. 798) (Immunity

of Witnesses Act)..


An act to create a commerce court, and to amend the act entitled "An act to

regulate commerce,” approved February 4, 1887, as heretofore amended,

and for other purposes, approved June 18, 1910 (36 Stat. L. 539), as

restated by an act to codify, revise, and amend the laws relating to the

judiciary, approved March 3, 1911 (36 Stat. L. 1167), section 6, in part

(Mann-Elkins Act)----------

An act to provide for the opening, maintenance, protection, and operation

of the Panama Canal, and the sanitation and government of the Canal

Zone, approved August 24, 1912 (37 Stat. L. 560), section 11 (d), second

paragraph (Panama Canal Act)-----------

An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government

for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifteen,

and for other purposes, approved August 1, 1914 (38 Stat. L. 609),

[Sundry Civil Appropriation Act) in part-------

An act to define the rights and privileges of the trustees of municipally

owned railways and construing the act to regulate commerce with

reference thereto, approved February 17, 1917 (39 Stat. L. 922) (Cin-

cinnati Southern Railway Trustees Act)-----

A joint resolution directing the Interstate Commerce Commission to take

action relative to adjustments in the rate structure of common carriers

subject to the Interstate Commerce Act, and the fixing of rates and

charges, approved January 30, 1925 (43 Stat. L. 801) (Hoch-Smith


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

systems of transportation; to provide for the settlement of disputes be-

tween 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 Stat. L. 456),

[Transportation Act, 1920) sections 201, 500, 502..

An act to create the Inland Waterways Corporation for the purpose of

carrying out the mandate and purpose of Congress as expressed in

sections 201 and 500 of the Transportation Act, and for other purposes,

approved June 7, 1924 (43 Stat. L. 360), as amended by the acts ap-

proved May 29, 1928 (45 Stat. L. 978); June 16, 1934 (48 Stat. L. 968);

and August 29, 1935 (49 Stat. L. 958) ---------

An act to relieve the existing national emergency in relation to interstate

railroad transportation, and to amend sections 5, 15a, and 19a of the

Interstate Commerce Act, as amended, approved June 16, 1933 (48

Stat. L. 211), as amended by act approved June 13, 1934 (48 Stat. L. 954),

and by joint resolution approved June 14, 1935 (49 Stat. L. 376) [Emer-

gency Railroad Transportation Act, 1933) ----

United States Code, title 28—Judicial Code and Judiciary, sections 41,

43–48, 225, 345-348.





1. Regulation in general; car service; alteration of line.

2. Special rates and rebates prohibited.

3. Preferences; interchange of traffic; terminal facilities.

4. Long and short haul charges; competition with water routes,

5. Combinations and consolidations of carriers.

6. Schedules and statements of rates, etc., joint rail and water transportation.

7. Combinations to prevent continuous carriage of freight prohibited.

8. Liability in damages to persons injured by violation of law.

9. Remedies of persons damaged; election; witnesses.

10. Violation of regulations; discrimination; penalties.

11. Interstate Commerce Commission; appointment, term, and qualifications of


12, Authority and duties of Commission; witnesses; depositions.

13. Complaints to and investigations by Commission.

14. Reports and decisions of Commission.

15. Determination of rates, routes, etc.; routing of traffic; disclosures, etc.

15a. Fair return for carriers.

16. Orders of Commission and enforcement thereof; forfeitures.

16a. Rehearings by Commission; stay; decisions.

17. Proceedings of Commission; divisions and operation thereunder.

18. Employees; appointment and compensation; witness fees; expenses.

19. Office and sessions.

19a. Valuation of property of carriers.

20. Reports, records, and accounts of carriers; mandamus; liability of initial

carrier for loss, etc.

20a. Securities of carriers; issuance, etc.

21. Annual report of Commission.

22. Restrictions; interchangeable mileage or scrip.

23. Mandamus to obtain equal facilities for shippers.

24. Enlargement of Commission; salaries of Commissioners and Secretary,

25. Schedules and rates of water carriers in foreign commerce.

26. Installation of safety devices directed; negligence; penalty.

27. Citation.


Being the Act to Regulate Commerce as Amended

(U. S. Code, Titlo 49, Chapter 1) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

Sec. 1 tives of the United States of America in Congress Feb. 4, 1887. assembled, Part I?

49 Stat. L. 543. 24 Stat. L. 379, 34 Stat. L, 584,


common carriers engaged in


SEC. 1. [As amended June 29, 1906, April 13, 1908, 41 Stat. L. 474. June 18, 1910, May 29, 1917, August 10, 1917, February 28, 1920, June 19, 1934, and August 9, 1935.] [U. S. Code, title 49, sec. 1.]

(1)2 That the provisions of this part shall apply to Act applies to common carriers engaged in

(a) The transportation of passengers or property transportation wholly by railroad, or partly by railroad and partly 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;

railroad and water.

pipe line.

1“ Part I" inserted by amendatory act of Aug. 9, 1935 (49 Stat. L. 543), which provided : “ That the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended, herein referred to as 'Part I', is hereby amended by inserting at the beginning thereof the caption part l', and by substituting for the words this act', wherever they occur, the words “this part', but such part I may continue to be cited as the 'Interstate Commerce Act', and said Interstate Commerce Act is hereby further amended by adding the following part II:(followed by the Motor Carrier Act, 1935).

The catch-line sub-titles preceding sections in Part I are not in the original act, but are those employed in the United States Code: the sub-titles in part II are those appearing in the Act of August 9, 1935.

For similar declaration as to applicability of part II (Motor Carrier Act, 1935), see sec. 202 (b), post. Interstate and foreign commerce defined as used in part II, sec. 203 (10), (11), post.

The act does not apply to Puerto Rico : act of Mar. 2, 1917 (39 Stat. L, 964), and amendatory act of Mar. 4, 1927 (44 Stat. L 1418), U. S. Code, title 48, sec, 751,

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