Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/514

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480 Proviso. Restriction not ap- plicable in designated cases. 42 Stat. 1490. 5U.S.C.§666. Rate of compensa- tion and designation of positions. 46 Stat. 32. 2U.S.C.§60a; Supp. V, § 60a. Short title. June 19, 1940 [S. 2013] [Public, No. 642] D. C . Code, amend- ment. District of Colum- bia Cooperative As- sociation Act. PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 396, 397-JUNE 18, 19, 1940 [54 STAT. is allocated the salary of such position shall not exceed the average of the compensation rates for the grade, except that in unusually meritorious cases of one position in a grade, advances may be made to rates higher than the average of the compensation rates of the grade, but not more often than once in any fiscal year, and then only to the next higher rate: Provided, That this restriction shall not apply (1) to grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the clerical-mechanical service; (2) to require the reduction in salary of any person whose compen- sation was fixed as of July 1, 1924, m accordance with the rules of section 6 of such Act; (3) to require the reduction in salary of any person who is transferred from one position to another position in the same or different grade in the same or a different bureau, office, or other appropriation unit; (4) to prevent the payment of a salary under any grade at a rate higher than the maximum rate of the grade when such higher rate is permitted by the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, and is specifically authorized by other law; or (5) to reduce the compensation of any person in a grade in which only one position is allocated. SEC. 4. Whenever any office or position not specifically established by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929 is specifically appropriated for herein or whenever the rate of compensation or designation of any position specifically appropriated for herein is different from that specifically established for such position by such Act, the rate of com- pensation and the designation of the position, or either, specifically appropriated for herein, shall be the permanent law with respect thereto; and the authority for any position specifically established by such Act which is not specifically appropriated for herein shall cease to exist. SEC. 5. This Act may be cited as the "Legislative Branch Appro- priation Act, 1941". Approved, June 18, 1940. [CHAPTER 397] AN ACT To amend the Code of the District of Columbia to provide for the organization and regulation of cooperative associations, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and Bouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, ARTILE I-DEFINrIONS Definitions. SEcrrIN 1. DEFINrrONS. - In this Act unless the subject matter requires otherwise- "Association." (1) "Association" means a group enterprise legally incorporated under this Act, and shall be deemed to be a nonprofit corporation. "Member." (2) "Member" means not only a member in a nonshare association but also a member in a share association. "Net savings." (3) "Net savings" means the total income of an association minus the costs of operation. "savings returns." (4) "Savings returns" means the amount returned to the patrons in proportion to their patronage or otherwise in accordance with the provisions of section 31 herein. bs "ooperative (5) "Cooperative basis" as applied to any incorporated or unin- corporated group referred to in sections 4 (7), 13, 23, 37, 40, and 41 herein means- (a) that each member has one vote and only one vote, except as may be altered in the articles or bylaws by provision for voting by member organizations;