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[54 STAT. be temporarily employed for such purposes under the conditions named in section 2 of this Act in relation to the employment of laborers, skilled laborers, and mechanics. Miscellaneoustrust- SE. 4 . That the Commissioners are authorized to employ in the Expenses payable execution of work, the cost of which is payable from the appropria- 33 Stat. 368. tion account created in the District of Columbia Appropriation Act, 20 D. . Code 636. approved April 27, 1904, and known as the miscellaneous trust-fund deposits, District of Columbia, necessary personal services, horses, carts, and wagons, and to hire therefor motortrucks when specifically and in writing authorized by the Commissioners, and to incur all necessary expenses incidental to carrying on such work and necessary for the proper execution thereof, including the purchase, exchange, maintenance, and operation of motor vehicles for inspection and transportation purposes, such services and expenses to be paid from Provio. said appropriation account: Provided,That the Commissioners may labor.ment o delegate to their duly authorized representatives the employment under this section of laborers, mechanics, and artisans. Material, supplies, SEC. 5. That the Commissioners and other responsible officials, in chaseh.' etc p r expending appropriations contained in this Act, so far as possible, shall purchase material, supplies, including food supplies and equip- ment, when needed and funds are available, in accordance with the regulations and schedules of the Procurement Division of the Treas- ury Department or from various services of the Government of the United States possessing materials, supplies, passenger-carrying and Surplus articles, other motor vehicles, and equipment no longer required. Surplus pricebasis. articles purchased from the Government, if the same have not been used, shall be paid for at a reasonable price, not to exceed actual cost, and if the same have been used, at a reasonable price based upon length of usage. The various services of the Government of the United States are authorized to sell such surplus articles to the municipal government under the conditions specified, and the pro- ceeds of such sales shall be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous Provisoo deig receipts: Provided,That this section shall not be construed to amend, nated Executive or: alter, or repeal the Executive order of December 3, 1918, concerning der not affected the transfer of office materials, supplies, and equipment in the District of Columbia falling into disuse because of the cessation of war activities. Rentlimitation. SEC. 6 . No part of the funds appropriated in this Act shall be Antep.310. available for the payment of rental of quarters for any activity at a rate in excess of 90 per centum of the per annum rate paid by the Proiser. District of Columbia for such quarters on June 30, 1933: Provided, Pro . That the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to leases made prior to the passage of this Act, except when renewals thereof are Unexpended appro made hereafter: Provided further, That the appropriations or por- mentand depost. tions of appropriations unexpended by reason of the operation of this paragraph shall not be used for any purpose, but shall be impounded and deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the District of Columbia. alary increases. SEC. 7 . Appropriations contained in this Act shall be used to pay increases in the salaries of officers and employees by reason of the real- location of the position of any officer or employee by the Civil Service Commission, and administrative promotions within the several grades: soos. Provided,That the total reallocation increases under such appropria- tions shall not exceed $35,000 and administrative promotions shall not Approval. exceed $50,000: Providedfurther, That such reallocation increases and administrative promotions shall be subject to the approval of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia. morurchass. SEC. 8 . Section 3709 of the Revised Statutes of the United States shall not be construed to apply to any purchase made or service ren- PUBLIC LAWS--CH. 333-JUNE 12, 1940 342