PUBLIC LAW 95-611—NOV. 8, 1978
92 STAT. 3089
Public Law 95-611 95th Congress An Act To amend the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 to authorize appropriations for the United States Railway Association for fiscal year 1979.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 214(c) of the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 (45 U.S.C. 724(c)) is amended to read as follows: "(c) ASSOCIATION.—For the fiscal year ending September 30, 1979, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Association for purposes of carrying out its administrative expenses under this Act such sums as are necessary, not to exceed $27,200,000. Sums appropriated under this subsection are authorized to remain available until expended.". SEC. 2. Section 201(e) of the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 (45 U.S.C. 711(e)) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: "Upon the expiration of their terms of office, members of the Board shall continue to serve until their successors have been appointed and qualified.". SEC. 3. (a) Section 211(d) of the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 (45 U.S.C. 721(d)) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, in the case of a loan made under subsection (a) of this section to a railroad in the region, the Association may, upon the request of such railroad— "(1) continue to make advances to such railroad pursuant to such lean, up to the total principal provided, as of the date of enactment of this sentence, under the agreement between such railroad and the Association under this section, upon finding only that (A) a good faith effort has been commenced by such railroad toward the establishment of an employee stock ownership plan, and (B) such continued advances will permit the continuation of rail service determined by the Association, in the Final System Plan or under the goals of this Act, to be desirable; and "(2) increase the principal amount of such loan to such railroad, in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000, only if the Association makes the finding referred to in paragraph (1)(B) of this subsection and such railroad has in effect an employee stock ownership plan which has been approved by the Association. The Association may not take any action pursuant to the preceding sentence of this subsection after December 31, 1979.". (b) Section 3(a) of the Emergency Rail Services Act of 1970 (45 U.S.C. 662(a)) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: "Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the Secretary, in guaranteeing certificates under this section, is authorized to waive the findings required by paragraphs (1), (5), and (6) of this subsection upon a finding that the guarantee of certificates is necessary in order for a railroad which has received continued loan advances, pursuant to section 211(d)(1) of the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973j to maintain rail services in the region (as such term is defined in section 102(15) of such Act). The Secretary may not make any waiver under the preceding sentence after December 31, 1979.".
Nov. 8, 1978 [H.R. 10898] United States Railway Association. Appropriation authorization.
Membership, terms of office.
45 USC 702.