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1120. Enabling Legislature of Hawaii to authorize city and county of Honolulu
to issue park-improvement bonds.
to issue flood-control bonds.
1126. District court of California to hear claim of Eunice Hayes, Kathryn Hayes,
and Florence H. Gaines.
1133. Authorizing Kentucky to use lands in Dawson Springs State Park for
1136. Attendance of joint committee to represent Congress at final encampment
of Grand Army of the Republic.
functions by others.
1142. Conference report on bill reorganizing fiscal management in National Mili-
1149. Extending time within which legislative employees may come within pur-
view of Civil service retirement act.
1156. Alaska Delegate to House of Representatives to serve as member on Mer-
chant Marine and Fisheries Committee.
1170. Clarifying exemption from taxation of certain property of National Society
of Sons of American Revolution.
1182. Consideration of bill amending Natural gas act.
President by others.
at Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
1189. Facilitating work of Forest Service.
1202. Issuance of patent in fee to Leo F. Glenn.
Employment Security Bureau, etc.
1243. Discontinuing divisions of court in district of Kansas.
judges traveling on official business.
ment of Grand Army of the Republic.
1248. Authorizing clerk of House of Representatives to approve payment of
gratuities during recess of Congress.
AMENDING SECTION 205 OF THE INTERSTATE COM
MERCE ACT, RELATING TO JOINT BOARDS
JULY 6, 1949.—Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State
of the Union and ordered to be printed
Mr. BECKWORTH, from the Committee on Interstate and Foreign
Commerce, submitted the following
(To accompany S. 2551
The Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (S. 255) to amend section 205 of the Interstate Commerce Act, relating to joint boards, having considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment and recommend that the bill do pass.
This proposed legislation has the approval of the Interstate Commerce Commission, as will appear from letter attached dated July 1, 1949.
This bill would make two amendments to section 205 of the Motor Carrier Act (pt. II of the Interstate Commerce Act). This bill is identical with S. 2216 of the Eightieth Congress. A hearing before the Senate committee was scheduled on S. 2216 for April 2, 1948. At that time a statement was filed by counsel for the National Association of Railroad and Utilities Commissioners, on behalf of the Stato commission membership of the association, supporting the bill. No one appeared in opposition to it. Counsel for rail and motor carriers present before that committee on April 2 for hearings on other legislation stated, in response to an inquiry by the chairman, that they had no objection to S. 2216.
In 1940 section 205 was amended provide that the failure of a joint board member to participate in any hearing of the board, after notice thereof, should be considered a waiver of action on the part of the State from which such member was appointed. As the law was later administered, such failure of attendance of one member of a joint board is given effect to terminate the status of the remaining members or member, and of the board itself, as to the matter before the boerd. There has been some question concerning the legality of