Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/426

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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 360-JUNE 13, 1940 [CHAPTER 360] AN ACT [54 STAT. June 13, 1940 [H.R. 3 9700] To amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, and for other [Public, No. 628] purposes. AgriculturalAdjust- ment Act of 1938, amendments. "Carry-over" of to- bacco defined. 52 Stat. 39 . 7U.S. C Supp.V, 1301 (b) (C). Proclamation of to- bacco marketing quota; increase. 52 Stat. 46; 53 Stat. 1261. 7U.S.C., Snpp.V, § 1312 (a). National marketing quota, referendum. 52 Stat. 46. 7U.S.C., Supp.V, 1312(c). Tobacco marketing quotas for3-yearperiod. Effect of vote 62 Stat. 47. 7U. S. C., Supp.V, 1313 (a). Apportionment of national marketing quota. Limitation on re- duction. Determination of farm - acreage allot- ments. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That paragraph (3) (C) of section 301 (b) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, is amended by inserting after the comma following the words "calendar year then current" the following: "except that it shall not include any amount of such tobacco of the 1939 and 1940 crops which the Secretary determines is stored temporarily in the United States because of war or other unusual conditions delaying the normal exportation thereof, and". SEC. 2 . That subsection (a) of section 312 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, is amended by striking out the figure "10" in the last sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the figure "20", and by striking out the period at the end of the last sentence and inserting in lieu thereof a comma and the following: "or to avoid undue restriction of marketings in adjusting the total supply to the reserve supply level." SEC. 3. That subsection (c) of section 312 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, is amended by adding thereto the following: "In the same referendum the meSecretary shall also submit to such farmers the question of whether they favor tobacco marketing quotas for a period of three years, beginning with the marketing year next following. If two-thirds of the farmers voting on this question favor marketing quotas for a three-year period, the Secretary shall proclaim marketing quotas for such period, and, beginning on the first day of the marketing year next following and continuing throughout the period so proclaimed, a national marketing quota shall be in effect for the tobacco marketed during each market- ing year in said period unless amendments are made in the provisions for determining farm allotments so as to cause material revision of such allotments before the end of such period. If more than one- third of the farmers voting on this question oppose marketing quotas for the three-year period, such results shall be proclaimed by the Secretary and quotas for a longer period than one year shall not be in effect, but such result shall in no wise affect or limit the proclama- tion and submission to a referendum, as otherwise provided in this section, of a national marketing quota for any marketing year thereafter." SEC. 4 . That subsection (a) of section 313 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, is amended by striking out the colon and all the words thereafter which follow the words >'such five-year period" and inserting in lieu thereof a period and the following: "Notwithstanding any other provision of this section and section 312, except the provisions in subsection (g) of this section relating to reduction of allotments, for any of the three marketing years, 1941-1942 to 1943-1944, in which a national marketing quota is in effect for burley or flue-cured tobacco, such national marketing quota shall not be reduced below the 1940-1941 national marketing quota by more than 10 per centum and the farm-acreage allotments (other than allotments established in each year under subsection (g) of this section for farms on which no tobacco was produced in the last five years) shall be determined by increasing or decreasing the farm-acre- age allotments established in the last preceding year in which market- ing quotas were in effect in the same ratio as such national marketing 392