PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 842-OCT. 10, 1940 [CHAPTER 842] AN ACT October 10, 1940 AN ACT [S. 3920] To amend the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, approved June 25, 1938, [Public, No. 833] as amended June 20, 1939, and for other purposes. Railroad Unem- ployment Insurance Act, amendments. 52 Stat. 1094; 53 Stat. 845 . 45 U. S. C., Supp. V, ch. 11. Effective dates. Benefit periods. Termination. 52 Stat. 1097. 45 U. S. O., SupP. V, § 352 (c). First registration period beginning after Oct. 31, 1940. 52 Stat. 1097. 45 U. S. C., Supp. V, 353 (b). 52 Stat. 1095. 45 U. S. C., Supp. V, § 351 (g). Exclusion of local lodge and representa- tion service. 52 Stat. 1095. 45 U. 8. 0., Supp. V, 351 (h). "Registration pe- riod." 52 Stat. 1095. 45U.S.C., uBnpp. V, §351 0). " Remoneration." 52 Stat. 1095 . 45 U. S. C., Snpp. V,i351(). Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of this Act shall take effect on November 1, 1940, except that sections 2, 11, 25, 26, and 27 shall be effective as of July 1, 1940, and sections 19 and 20 shall become effective upon the approval of this Act: Pro- vided, however, That- (a) A half-month which has begun prior to November 1, 1940, in accordance with the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act and regulations thereunder, and which includes such date, shall continue, and benefits with respect thereto shall be computed and paid as if this Act had not been enacted; (b) All benefit years current on October 31, 1940, shall terminate (1) on October 31, 1940, or (2) on the last day of a half-month which includes October 31, 1940 and November 1, 1940, whichever is later, and, for the purposes of section 2 (c) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, as amended by this Act, all benefits paid for unemploy- ment in half-months begun subsequent to June 30, 1940, and prior to November 1, 1940, shall be deemed to have been paid for unemployment within the benefit year ending June 30, 1941; (c) Benefits for unemployment in the first registration period, beginning after October 31, 1940, of an employee who has, subsequent to June 30, 1940, completed a waiting period under section 3 (b) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, shall be determined and computed as though such registration period were a subsequent registration period in the same benefit year. SEC. 2. Subsection (g) of section 1 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, approved June 25, 1938 (52 Stat. 1094), as amended June 20, 1939 (53 Stat. 845), is hereby amended by adding thereto the following sentence: "For the purposes of determining eligibility for and the amount of benefits and the amount of contributions due pursuant to this Act, employment after June 30, 1940 in the service of a local lodge or division of a railway-labor-organization employer or as an employee representative shall be disregarded." SEC. 3 . Subsection (h) of section 1 of said Act is hereby amended to read as follows: (h) The term "registration period" means, with respect to any employee, the period which begins with the first day for which such employee registers at an employment office in accordance with such regulations as the Board may prescribe, and ends with whichever is the earlier of (i) the thirteenth day thereafter, or (ii) the day imme- diately preceding the day for which he next registers at a different employment office; and thereafter each period which begins with the first day for which he next registers at an employment office after the end of his last preceding registration period and ends with which- ever is the earlier of (i) the thirteenth day thereafter, or (ii) the day immediately preceding the day for which he next registers at a differ- ent employment office. SEC. 4. Subsection (j) of section 1 of said Act is hereby amended by inserting between the first and second sentences thereof the fol- lowing: "The term 'remuneration' includes also earned income other than for services for hire if the accrual thereof in whole or in part is ascertainable with respect to a particular day or particular days." Sxc. 5. Subsection (k) of section 1 of said Act is hereby amended to read as follows: [54 STAT.