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65 STAT.

683

PUBLIC LAW 234—OCT. 30, 1951

than a substitute rural carrier, under a temporary or indefinite appointment for not less than ninety days and who shall not have been separated from the postal service prior to January 6, 1952, shall be deemed to have earned annual leave at the rate of fifteen days per year and sick leave at the rate of 10 days per year, and for such purposes shall receive credit for one-twelfth of a year for each whole calendar month he was carried on the roll as a temporary or indefinite employee during such period. E F F E O r i V E DATE

SEC. 209. This title shall take effect on January 6, 1952, except that paragraph (7) of section 207(a) shall take effect as of the date of enactment of the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1952. Approved October 30, 1951.

Public Law 234

Ante, p. 268.

CHAPTER 632

AN ACT To amend the Railroad Retirement Act and the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1 of the Kailroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is amended by substituting in the last sentence of subsection (f) thereof the phrase "one hundred twenty-six" for the phrase "fifty-four" and by adding after subsection (p) thereof a new subsection as follows: "(q) The terms 'Social Security Act' and 'Social Security Act, as amended* shall mean the Social Security Act as amended in 1950." SEC. 2. Subsection (a) of section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is amended by inserting in the first sentence thereof, after "enactment date," the following: "and shall have completed ten years of service,"; and by inserting in the first sentence of paragraph 5 of said subsection a period after the phrase "regular employment" and striking out all of that sentence following that phrase. SEC, 3. Subsection (c) of section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is amended by substituting for the phrase "sixty days", the phrase "six months". SEC. 4. Section 4 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is amended by substituting for the phrase "sixty days" in subsection (k) thereof the phrase "six months". SEC. 5. Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937, as amended, is amended by adding after subsection (d) thereof the following new subsections: " (e) SPOUSE'S ANNUITY.:—The spouse of an individual, if— " (i) such individual has been awarded an annuity under subsection (a) or a pension under section 6 and has attained the age of 65, and "(ii) such spouse has attained the a^e of 65 or in the case of a wife, has in her care (individually or jointly with her husband) a child who, if her husband were then to die, wjould be entitled to a child's annuity under subsection (c) of section 5 of this Act, shall be entitled to a spouse's annuity equal to one-half of such individual's annuity or pension, but not more than $40: Provided, however, That if the annuity of the individual is awarded under paragraph 3 of subsection (a), the spouse's annuity shall be computed or recomputed as though such individual had been awarded the annuity to which he Would have been entitled under paragraph 1 of said subsec-

October 30, 1951 [H. R. 3669]

Railroad Retirement Acts; Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, amendments. 50 Stat. 307. 45 U. 8. C. § 228a.

45 U.S.C. f 228b.

46 U. 8. C. § 228C-1.

46 U.S.C. S 228b.

45 U. 8. C. S 228f.

46 U.S.C. { 228e. Pott, p. 686.