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chase, care, and transportation of specimens; purchase of motorcycles and passenger motor vehicles; revolvers and ammunition; purchase of uniforms and equipment for police, and uniforms for keepers and assistant keepers; $591,000: Provided, That funds appropriated under this head shall be expended by expenditure warrant as an advance to the National Zoological Park and shall be credited as a repayment and maintained in a special account. The amounts so advanced will be available for the objects herein specified, any unexpended balance to be returned to this appropriation not later than two full fiscal years after the close of the current fiscal year.
GENERAL PROVISIONS SEC. 2. Except as otherwise provided herein, all vouchers covering expenditures of appropriations contained in this Act shall be audited before payment by or under the jurisdiction only of the Auditor for the District of Columbia and the vouchers as approved shall be paid by checks issued by the Disbursing Officer without countersignature.
Sec. 3. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be used to pay the salary or wages of any person who engages in a strike against the Government of the United States or the government of the District of Columbia, or who is a member of an organization of Government employees that asserts the right to strike against the Government of the United States or the government of the District of Columbia, or who advocates, or is a member of an organization that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence: Provided, That for the purposes hereof an affidavit shall be considered prima facie evidence that the person making the affidavit has not contrary to the provisions of this section engaged in a strike against the Government of the United States or the government of the District of Columbia, is not a member of an organization of Government employees that asserts the right to strike against the Government of the United States or the government of the District of Columbia, or that such person does not advocate, and is not a member of an organization that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence: Provided further, That any person who engages in a strike against the Government of the United States or the government of the District of Columbia or who is a member of an organization of Government employees that asserts the right to strike against the Government of the United States or the government of the District of Columbia, or who advocates, or who is a member of an organization that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence, and accepts employment the salary or wages for which are paid from any appropriation contained in this Act shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both: Provided further, That the above penalty clause shall be in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other provisions of existing law.
SEC. 4. Whenever in this Act an amount is specified within an appropriation for particular purposes or object of expenditure, such amount, unless otherwise specified, shall be considered as the maximum amount which may be expended for said purpose or object rather than an amount set apart exclusively therefor.
Sec. 5. Work performed for repairs and improvements under appropriations contained in this Act may be by contract or otherwise, as determined by the Commissioners; and the Commissioners are authorized to establish a working fund for such purposes without fiscal year limitation, said fund to be reimbursed for repairs and
improvements performed under that fund from available appropriations contained in this Act, and payments are authorized to be made to said fund in advance if required by the Director of Construction, subject to subsequent adjustment, from appropriations contained in this Act for repairs and improvements, and such working fund shall be available for necessary expenses including personal services, allowances for privately owned automobiles, and printing and binding.
Sec. 6. Appropriations in this Act shall be available, when authorized by the Commissioners, for allowances for privately owned automobiles used for the performance of official duties at 7 cents per mile but not to exceed $22 a month for each automobile, unless otherwise therein specifically provided : Provided, That the total expenditures for this purpose shall not exceed $55,000, excluding the automobile allowances for the deportation of nonresident insane, the transportation of indigent persons, and the placing of children by the Board of Public Welfare.
Sec. 7. Appropriations in this Act shall be available for the payment of dues and expenses of attendance at meetings of organizations concerned with the work of the District of Columbia government, when authorized by the Commissioners: Provided, That the total expenditures for this purpose shall not exceed $14,200.
Sec. 8. The Commissioners are hereby authorized in their discretion to invest and reinvest at any time in United States Government securities, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, any part of the general fund, highway fund, water fund, or trust funds, of the District of Columbia, not needed to meet current expenses, to deposit the interest accruing from such investments to the credit of the fund from which the investment was made, and the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to sell or exchange such securities for other Government securities, and deposit the proceeds to the credit of the appropriate fund.
Sec. 9. Appropriations in this Act shall be available for personal services including under the Executive Office the Budget Officer in GS-16 and, when authorized by the Commissioners or by the purchasing officer and the auditor, acting for the Commissioners, printing and binding may be performed by the District of Columbia Division of Printing and Publications without reference to fiscal-year limitations.
Sec. 10. Appropriations in this Act shall be available, when authorized by the Commissioners, for stenographic reporting service as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a).
Sec. 11. The disbursing officer of the District of Columbia is authorized to advance to officials upon requisitions previously approved by the Auditor of the District of Columbia, not to exceed at any one time sums of money as follows:
Director of Weights, Measures, and Markets, $400, to be used exclusively in connection with investigation of short weights and measures.
Librarian of the Public Library, $50 at the first of each month, for the purchase of certain books, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, or other printed materials.
Superintendent of recreation, $4,000, to be used for the expense of conducting activities of the Recreation Board under the trust fund created by the Act of April 29, 1942 (56 Stat. 261).
Superintendent of Police, $5,000, to be used in the prevention and detection of crime.
Chief probation officer of the juvenile court, $50, upon requisition previously approved by the judge of the juvenile court, to be expended for travel expenses to secure the return of absconding probationers.
Director, Department of Corrections, $750, to be used only in returning escaped prisoners, conditional releasees, parolees, and for the payment of cash gratuities to prisoners on release.
Director of Public Welfare, $2,000, to be used for placing and visiting children, returning parolees and wards of the Board of Public Welfare, and deportation of nonresident insane and indigent persons including maintenance pending transportation.
Sec. 12. Appropriations in this Act shall not be used for or in connection with the preparation, issuance, publication, or enforcement of any regulation or order of the Public Utilities Commission requiring the installation of meters in taxicabs, or for or in connection with the licensing of any vehicle to be operated as a taxicab except for operation in accordance with such system of uniform zones and rates and regulations applicable thereto as shall have been prescribed by the Public Utilities Commission.
Sec. 13. Appropriations in this Act shall not be available for the payment of rates for electric street lighting in excess of those authorized to be paid in the fiscal year 1927, and for payment for electric current for new forms of street lighting shall not exceed 2 cents per kilowatt-hour for current consumed.
Sec. 14. All motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles (including watercraft) owned by the District of Columbia shall be operated and utilized in conformity with section 16 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 77, 78), and shall be under the direction and control of the Commissioners, who may from time to time alter or change the assignment for use thereof, or direct the alteration or interchangeable use of any of the same by oflicers and employees of the District, except as otherwise provided in this Act. “Official purposes” shall not apply to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia or in cases of officers and employees the character of whose duties makes such transportation necessary, but only as to such latter cases when the same is approved by the Commissioners. No motor vehicles shall be transferred from the police or fire departments to any other branch of the government of the District of Columbia.
Sec. 15. Appropriations contained in this Act for highways, sewers, Division of Sanitation, and the Water Division shall be available for snow removal when ordered by the Commissioners in writing.
Sec. 16. This Act may be cited as the “District of Columbia Appropriation Act of 1952”. Approved August 3, 1951.
Total, District of Columbia Appropriation Act of 1952------- $138, 216, 150 NOTE.—In addition to the appropriations for the fiscal year 1952 contained in the foregoing annual appropriation Act, the following additional amounts are available for the District of Columbia for such fiscal year: Permanent and indefinite (pp. 549, 550)--
------- $120, 000 Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1952 (p. 242)----
--- 411, 650 Private Laws Nos. 192 and 195 (p. 518)---
------ 2, 857
534, 507 Grand total, District of Columbia, exclusive of trust funds under permanent appropriations--
a For trust funds, see pp. 549, 550.
INDEPENDENT OFFICES APPROPRIATION ACT,
[PUBLIC LAW 137—82D CONGRESS]
(H. R. 3880]
pendent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, corporations, agencies, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, and for other purposes, approved August 31, 1951.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Executive Office and sundry independent executive bureaus, boards, commissions, corporations, agencies, and offices, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, namely:
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
COMPENSATION OF THE PRESIDENT
For compensation of the President, including an expense allowance at the rate of $50,000 per annum, as authorized by the Act of January 19, 1949 (3 U. S. C. 102), $150,000.---
THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE
Salaries and expenses: For expenses necessary for The White House Office, including not to exceed $100,000 for services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a), at such per diem rates for individuals as the President may specify, and other personal services without regard to the provisions of law regulating the employment and compensation of persons in the Government service; and travel and official entertainment expenses of the President, to be accounted for solely on his certificate; $1,883,615--
For expenses necessary to carry out the purposes of the Act of September 30, 1950 (Public Law 875), authorizing assistance to States and local governments in major disasters, $800,000, to remain available until expended : Provided, That the appropriation “Emergency Fund for the President” shall not be available for obligation after June 30, 1951, and any unobligated balance remaining on that date shall be disposed of pursuant to the provisions of the Surplus FundCertified Claims Act of 1949: Provided further, That not exceeding 2 per centum of the foregoing amount shall be available for administrative expenses.
[For an additional amount for 1952 for the same purposes, see pp. 281,284.)
EXECUTIVE MANSION AND GROUNDS For the care, maintenance, repair and alteration, refurnishing, improvement, heating and lighting, including electric power and fixtures, of the Executive Mansion and the Executive Mansion grounds, and traveling expenses, to be expended as the President may determine, notwithstanding the provisions of any other Act, $315,600.
BUREAU OF THE BUDGET
Salaries and expenses: For expenses necessary for the Bureau of the Budget, including newspapers and periodicals (not exceeding $200); teletype news service (not exceeding $900); and not to exceed $20,000 for services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a), at rates not to exceed $50 per diem for individuals; $3,362,000 --
COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS
Salaries and expenses: For necessary expenses of the Council in carrying out its functions under the Employment Act of 1946 (15 U. S. C. 1021), including newspapers and periodicals (not exceeding $200); and press clippings (not exceeding $300); $300,000--
[For appropriation for 1952 for Office of Defense Mobilization, see p. 256.) [Total, Executive Office of the President, $6,811,215.]
AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION
Salaries and expenses: For necessary expenses, as authorized by the Act of June 26, 1946 (36 U. S. C. 121, 123–132, 138), including the acquisition of land or interest in land in foreign countries; purchase and repair of uniforms for caretakers of national cemeteries and monuments outside of the United States and its Territories and possessions at a cost not exceeding $500; rent of office and garage space in foreign countries; the purchase of one passenger motor vehicle for replacement only; and insurance of official motor vehicles in foreign countries when required by law of such countries; $719,000, of which not more than $504,000 shall be available for personal services: Provided, That where station allowance has been authorized by the Department of the Army for officers of the Army serving the Army at certain foreign stations, the same allowance shall be authorized for officers of the armed forces assigned to the Commission while serving at the same foreign stations, and this appropriation is hereby made available for the payment of such allowance : Provided further, That when traveling on business of the Commission, officers of the armed forces serving as members or as secretary of the Commission may be reimbursed for expenses as provided for civilian members of the Commission.
Construction of memorials and cemeteries: For expenses necessary for the permanent design and construction of memorials and cemeteries in foreign countries as authorized by the Act of June 26, 1946 (36 U. S. C. 121, 123–132, 138), and the Act of August 5, 1947 (50 Ù. S. C. 1819), $3,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which not more than $305,850 shall be available for personal services: Provided, That foreign currencies available to the credit of the Treas