7 i\ eet Serv ,cc, with ^count^i of funds ’• . r t Jo DIQE3T OP PUBLIC LAW 437 xrd a<tedniatrvitive strops tfirovijh Lk porttiruts ,• iftsbllc ' ik l-?8 (H. R. ) ' V 2© >1 Dsi • • iso i •■■>'!. , £•■' t *.or» <2i. 4 -* r.: field, Civil Cei;:i .> Coin :ip ‘V^-V. '5 “, . . r ’ • •• . yv, * i r 'k - c - AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATION ACT, 1955, Por digest of this law see attached excerpts from semi-annual digest. ^epai Lriajttr to dr j. . to flu Uru.vorsi< c «o. iforuia IT y.v' ;r La UjL: (I'» , 33!"7) >TAHB ?:;.,oriaes insh-1 teciper o ; ; **-•- mm pair vi . : <n .-v <^r »*ne. ■ ■< • nvlia ai? '3? (1. ’l. -779) PJPli.Ji i r- ••• v. T T d^.r, .9 :.i proved Givb ■■■ : icijj t-vX'w UAI tj opropr" x.: x’ I 'v in til. oi’our.t of . ’2;', . 0 votlvidl . * ihrj .pt ale to r/i --o r? • 16 cjloutlG oi ,i !/, . ; tens oX I’ajcr - if—V-R" 91 /:'t «-y )x. :r<x i. • ■ • oros.- e ■' v.3$' ,r r-c'il :c t rff AlShCiOC ’ Foot-. «i ©search - appropVi.'.\*T’ • J' fib a v : J; r d . .
7 - - llic Lau b25. (S. 305°) EXCESS-TOBACCO -PENALTY (approved June 22, 195b). Incre< .from^iQ/T to of the average market price, the penalty for marketing tobacco,, excess af^farm marketing quotas, Public Law b25Hg. 2225) JURISDICTION OVER O&C LANDS (approved June^2b^ 195b). Provides for conti^sj^ed administration of the controverted O&C lap&Sf Oreg., by. the Forest Service, witli^qcounting of funds heretofore or hereafter received to.be the same as for other O&G lahibreceipts, and provides for consolidation of the checker¬ board administrative areas through exchanges of land by^the Agriculture and Interior Departments* Public Law i-28 (H. R. 8583) APPROPRIATION ACT, 1955 (approved June 2b, 19550. Includes.funds for the Ofe^fet Bureau, Council of Economic Advisers, Office of Defense mobilization, emergency fuh^for the President, management improve¬ ment fund. Civil Service CommissipK^"General Accte^ntiiig Office, General Services Administration, Interstate Commerce Commission, Uaxissnal Science Foundation, -Selec¬ tive Service System, Smithsaman Institution, Tariff Cbmjnission, Tennessee Valley Authority, Subversive activities Gontrol Board, and Veterans Administration. Public Dan i|30 (jk^R. 3097) RESEARCH LAND TRANSFER (approved June-^8, 195b). Directs . this Department'* to donate to the University of California the Unite^S^tates Grape Field Station -near- Oakville, Calif., for use. for the benefit of agriculture. R. 8357) STANDARD CONTAINER ACT AJiEJlTDREEHT (approved June 2^ Authorizes a 3/8 bushel hamper or round stave basket for fruits and vegetables.- Public Lau b37 (H. R. 8779) DEPARTliENT OF' AGRICULTURE A1ID FARI-i CREDIT ADMINISTRATION APPROPRIATION 'ACT, 1955 (approved June 29, l-95b) • The Act provides for the Depart¬ ment of Agriculture- annual, appropriations for regular activities for the fiscal" year 1955 in the'amount of . 723,761,650, p3.us 331,500 under Title III — Special Activities. The 'Act also-provides for borrowings from the Secretary of the Treasury in the amount of 0358,000,000, and corporate administrative- expense limitation of 318,000,000 under Title II — Corporations. Permanent appropriations are available totaling 3209,395,587. The Act provides limitations on administrative expenses, totaling not to exceed 36,250,000, for the Farm Credit Administration under Title IV. Items of major significance contained in this Act for the Department of Agriculture, including.amounts- of increase or decrease as compared with fiscal year 195b, are as follows: . AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE - 388,721,287 appropriated (increase of 39,.936,56b) . Significant changes over 195b include: Salaries and ^Expenses - net increase of .>2,35b,56b to expand the research programs of the Department in develop¬ ing new and improved methods of meeting agricultural farm problemsj Payments to States - increase of -5,732,000 to strengthen research programs of the State agricul¬ tural experiment stations as authorized by Title I, sec. 9, of the Brnkhead-Jones Act, as amended; Foot-and-I outh and Other Contagious Diseases of Animals and Poultry Research - appropriated 1,900,000 (new item) for initiating research on foot-and- mouth and related diseases at facilities located on Plum Island, New York. , « \- t. EXTENSION SERVICE: (principally payments to States) - 0b3,5b2,5OO appropriated - Increase of 8,2b7,936 primarily to provide for additional State and county extension workers to carry out an expanded extension program and an intensified on-the-farm advisory service. .
- o - FOREST SERVICE (excluding permanent appropriations) - 75,1811,850 appropriated (net decrease of 3,U63,5l8). Significant items include: Salaries and Mx-penses - $Ii7,966,200 appropriated (net decrease of li,89U,5l8); .>6,000,000 appropriated for fighting forest fires, including contingency fund of 2,500,000; jli,937,500 appro¬ priated for control of forest joests, including contingency fund of 31,967,500; Forest Roads and Trails - Jl6,000,000 appropriated (increase of >1,502,000); Acquisition of Lands for National Forests - Weeks Acjb - 0125,000 appropriated (increase of 35>6,000)" Special Acts - .>10,000 appropriated (no funds appropriated in 195U); Cooperative Range Improvements - 3li00,000 appropriated (decrease of 0131,000)• SOIL CONSERVATION SERVICE: Conservation Operations - 059,085,671 appropriated (increase of 0266,392; Watershed Protection - "05,"56o,COO appropriated (increase of .,500,000); Flood Prevention - .77^*82,000 appropriated (increase cf .500,000); Water Conservation and Utilization Projects - .,U80,CC0 appropriated (decrease of ;?2o57ooo)‘. * . AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION PROGRAM SERVICE - 0191,700,000 appropriated (decreas of 335,282,000), of which .’>2,500,000 shall be available for technical assistance in formulating and carrying out agricultural conservation practices; .'>1,000,000 for conservation practices related directly to flood prevention work in approved water¬ sheds; and not to exceed .22,500,000 is for administrative expenses; the Act also provides a program authorization of .250,000,000 for the 1955 crop year of which only .>195,000,000 would be available for commitment pending adoption of a final program relative to the use of lands diverted from production. AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE: Marketing Research and Service - 21,790,500 appropriated - net increase of ’>1,325,2lt7 primarily to intensify and eiiqpand efforts to conserve food and obtain less expensive marketing practices; Payments to States - (.>900,000 appropriated (increase of ‘ 327,000); Repayment to Commodity Credit Cor- poration for certain grading and classing costs in 1953 - 3441,655 appropriated '(decrease of' 7326’,85b) • FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE - $965,000 appropriated (increase of .121;,100),. COMMODITY EXCHANGE AUTHORITY - $673,000 appropriated (decrease of ,19,273). COMMODITY STABILIZATION SERVICE: Agricultural Adjustment Programs - „>Ul,250,000 appropriated! (decrease of '>3,662,000), with the provision that 3,500,000 of this amount shall be placed in reserve for use in the event it be¬ comes necessary to establish marketing quotas on the 1955 crop of wheat; Sugar Act Program - .,59,600,000 appropriated (decrease of .,8,287), with the provision that .,77,000 of this amount shall be placed in reserve for use in the event it becpmes necessary to apply restrictive proportionate shares on the 1955 beet crop. COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION - The Act authorizes .,18,000,000 for administra¬ tive expenses (decrease of $2,000,000). FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION - (,6,000,000 appropriated (decrease of )i,li5o,ooo). .
- 9 - . .-.RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION*- Loan Author!gallons » $210,000,000 consisting of $135:,000,000 for,--rural. electrification loans (no~change), and' '.>7^)000,000 for rural telephone loans, (increase,.of $7,500,000).-. the • Act also pro¬ vides a contingent' borrowingauthorisation of ■3$,000,000 for the rural electri¬ fication program;- .Salaries and Expenses; >7,285,000 appropriated, (decrease of 0269,250). . ‘. .'l v.:;. ■FAFaiNRS1 HpliE.ADMINISTRATION;- Loan Authorizations— >lU8,O00,00Q, including . •$19,000,000 for,fam; ownership^.loans (no .change),'. .122,500,000. for production;.and subsistence loans, (decrease of'Ol7,50Q,000), §nd 16^.^00,000 for i^ater facilities (no change); the. Act does ■ not provide, funds for farm housing'loans_ since, the authorization for appropriations or borrowing authority contained in the Housing Act of 19^9, as amended, which provided for these loans ezrphred on June 30, 195^4 . (decrease of .)l6,500.,000); Salaries and expenses •*» 1,23,55.0,000 appropriated.- decrease of .3,187,000 due primarily to general reduction of costs 'iff connection: t'Tith making-and servicing, loans., ■ ; , r •• . . . y OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR - 12,030,000 appropriated (decrease .of 281,000). - . OFFICE-OF THESECRETARY - 12,080,000 appropriated (decrease of ,108,000). . ; , OFFICE OF DIFORMATION - .11,196,000 appropriated (decrease of $55,000) • LIBRARY - 1659,950 appropriated (decrease of .>21,350). . SPECIAL ACTIVITIES: Research on Strategic and Critical Agricultural haterials . - -331,500 appropriated, (decrease pf llOS,000 llic Law U38. (S. J« Res. 167) HOUSING LOANS (approved June-29, 1951;). Continue^ varies housing provisions for a temporary, -period pending enactment of the' regular housingT>iXL. Includes authorization of $8,500,000 for loans, and ll70,0QP-''for contributions^ in connection with., the farm housing program administered by USDA. Public Law bh2 (sT^Sftlik) DISBURSING SERVICES (approved June 29J'<L95k). hakes ) permanent the authorit^NQf U. S. disbursing officers to pepfdrm certain banking services for Government embl^-ees; stationed abroad. Public Lair US2 (H. R. 77Q9) COPP^SI^iPORTS (approved June 30, 195U) • Continues ' through June 1955 the suspension of c^rtaip^iraport taneson copper. . v, Public Law b.53 (K. R. 8367) ARM? ‘OTILTfUNCTIshS APPROPRIATION ACT, 1955 (approved June 30, 195Ii7. Includes fundsjfbr Army flood-cbntrol projects* Public Law 457 (H. R. 9$Q^) WAR-RISK -AND DETENTION DENE! (approved June 30, 195U), Continues until July>2^1955, the effectiveness of the act jviding xjar-risk hazard;and detention benefits for Government employees. .
a 10 - - 161 (H. R. 9l7l) TRADE AGREEMICNTS (approved July 1, 1951). Continue; IT e 12, 1955, the authority of the President to enter into reciprocal trade s. Prohibits action to decrease the duty on any article if the Pre^i- s that such reduction would threaten domestic production needed fc defense* States that this act indicates no Congressional determination \G ATT. Public Law ty6g (H. R. 8680) INTERIOR DEPART: EOT APPROPRIATION ACT, 1955 (approved July 1, 1951% Includes funds for Southeastern Power Administration, Southwestern Power Administration, research on conversion of salt water, Bonneville Power Administration, 'Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Virgin Islands Corporation, etc.\ / \ / < - , Public Law 166 (S. 2802) SEC. 32 FUNDS FOR FISHERY PRODUCTS /(approved July 1, 1951). Directs the Secretary t>f Agriculture, for each of the fiscal years 1955 through 1957, to transfer to thb Interior Department an amount of/Sec. 32 funds equal to 30 percent of the gross fpceipts from duties collected under the customs laws on fishery products. These mbnies are to be used by the Interior Department for con¬ ducting fishery educational 'and research programs as A means of developing increas¬ ing markets for fishery products. The Interior Department is further authorized to retransfer funds available under this act to thd Agriculture Department to be used foi; the purchase ana distribution of surplus fishery products under Sec. 1 of Public Law 393, 76th Congress. \Establishes A limitation of $3,000,000 as the maximum expenditure for any fiscal yfar and provides that retransfer of funds to USDA is not to exceed Mi,500,000 for the abtyire-described purpose. Public Law 1)68 (H. R, 9517) D. C. APPROPRIATION ACT, 1955 (approved July 1, 1951) * Includes funds for distribution of surplus, commodities and relief milk to public and charitable institutions, the ’’penny milk” program for school children in D. C., and we i ght-me a sure and market inspection. Public Law 170 (H. R. 9203) LEGISLATIVE-JUDICIARY APPROPRIATION ACT, 1955 (approved July 2, 1951). Includes funds for committee staffs, Botanic Garden, • Library of Congress, and Government Printing Office. f Public Law 171 (H. R. 8067) /STATE, JUSTICE, COMMERCE APPROPRIATION .ACT, 1955 "(approved July 2, 1951). Includes funds for agricultural attaches, contributions to international organizations (including FA0), Immigration and Naturalization Service (including Mexican farm labor program). Bureau of the Census (including census of agriculture)^ Bureau of Public Roads (including forest highways), National Bureau of Standards, and Weather Bureau. Public Law 172 (h/r. 9117) DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, AND HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE APPROPRIATION ACT, 1955 (approved July 2, 1951). IncludesXfunds for the Bureau of Employment Security (including farm placement and the -Mexican farm labor program), Bureau of Labor Standards (including work on improving the "Conditions of migratory l^bor). Bureau of Employees’ Compensation, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Food and Drug Administration, Office of Education (including further endowment of colleges /of agriculture and the mechanic arts, and assistance t© school districts in Federally affected areas). Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Public Health Service (including Gorgas Memorial Laboratory). Social Security Administration, and National Labor Relations Board. Provides that NLRB funds may not be used to organize agricultural workers in connection with investigations, etc., of bargain- ^g units composed of agricultural workers. \ .