PUBLIC LAW 45—JUNE 2, 1951
OFFICE OF THE HOUSING EXPEDITER SALARIES AND EXPENSES
The amount made available under this head in the Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1951, only for the payment of terminal leave is changed from "$2,000,000" to "$1,750,000".
M Stat. 1057.
64 Stat. 717.
COMPENSATION A N D PENSIONS
For an additional amount for "Compensation and pensions", $26,618,000, to remain available until expended. AUTOMOBILES A N D OTHER CONVEYANCES FOR DISABLED VETERANS
To enable the Administrator to provide, or assist in providing, automobiles or other conveyances for disabled veterans as authorized by the Act of September 21, 1950 (Public Law 798), $800,000.
f^ |tat. 894.^^^ ^^^ 252.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE MARITIME ACTIVITIES MARITIME TRAINING
The limitation under the head "Maritime training". United States Maritime Commission, in the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1951, on the amount available for administrative personal services and so forth is increased from "$2,477,000" to "$2,532,000".
6 Stat. 714. 4
VESSEL OPERATIONS REVOLVING F U N D
For working capital for the "Vessel Operations Revolving Fund", which is hereby created for the purpose of carrying out vessel operating functions of the Secretary of Commerce, including charter, operation, maintenance, repair, reconditioning, and betterment of merchant vessels under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Commerce, $20,000,000, to remain available until expended. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, rates for shipping services rendered under said Fund shall be prescribed by the Secretary of Commerce and the F u n d shall be credited with all receipts from vessel operating activities conducted thereunder: Provided, That the provisions of sections 1(a), 1 (c), 3 (c) and 4 of Public Law 17, Seventy-eighth Congress (57 Stat. 45), as amended, shall be appli- ^f^^gf^- §! 1291 cable in connection with such operations and to seamen employed i v; § 1291 not^" ^^'^ through general agents as employees of the United States, who may be employed in accordance with customary commercial practices in the maritime industry, not\^^ithstanding the provisions of any law applicable in terms to the employment of persons by the United States: Provided further, That such sums as may be determined to be necessary by the Secretary of Commerce, with the approval of the Bureau of the Budget, but not exceeding 2 per centum of vessel operating expenses, may be advanced from this Fund to the appropriation "Salaries and expenses" for the purposes of that appropriation in connection with vessel operating functions, but without regard to the limitations on amounts as stated therein: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provisions of law, the unexpended balances of any working funds or of allocation accounts established, subsequent to January 1, 1951, for the activities provided for under this appropriation, together with receipts heretofore and hereafter received from such activities, may be transferred to and consolidated with this Fund, which shall be available for the purposes of such working funds or allocation accounts.