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54 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 3D SESS.-CH. 722-SEPT. 18 , 1940 (2) by inserting after "free carriage to their own officers and employees," the following: "or to prevent the free carriage, stor- age, or handling by a carrier of the household goods and other personal effects of its own officers or employees when such goods and effects must necessarily be moved from one place to another as a result of a change in the place of employment of such officers or employees while in the service of the carrier,". (d) The last sentence of paragraph (1) of such section 22 (which relates to reduced rates to improve housing conditions, and so forth) is hereby repealed. (e) Paragraph (1) of such section 22 is hereby amended by striking out "(1)"; and paragraphs (2) and (3) of such section 22 (which relate to the issuance of interchangeable mileage tickets), are hereby repealed. AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 1 (14), (17), AND (18) SEC. 4. (a) Paragraph (14) of section 1 of the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended, is amended to read as follows: "(14) (a) The Commission may, after hearing, on a complaint or upon its own initiative without complaint, establish reasonable rules, regulations, and practices with respect to car service by common carriers by railroad subject to this part, including the compensation to be paid and other terms of any contract, agreement, or arrangement for the use of any locomotive, car, or other vehicle not owned by the carrier using it (and whether or not owned by another carrier), and the penalties or other sanctions for nonobservance of such rules, regula- tions, or practices. "(b) It shall be unlawful for any common carrier by railroad or express company, subject to this part to make or enter into any con- tract, agreement, or arrangement with any person for the furnishing to or on behalf of such carrier or express company of protective serv- ice against heat or cold to property transported or to be transported in interstate or foreign commerce, or for any such carrier or express company to continue after April 1, 1941, as a party to any such contract, agreement, or arrangement unless and until such contract, agreement, or arrangement has been submitted to and approved by the Commission as just, reasonable, and consistent with the public interest: Provided, That if the Commission is unable to make its determination with respect to any such contract, agreement, or arrangement prior to said date, it may extend it to not later than October 1, 1941." (b) Paragraph (17) of such section 1 (which relates to the duty of carriers by railroad, and their agents to obey orders of the Com- mission relating to car service) is amended by inserting after "(17)" the letter "(a) ; and by adding after such paragraph (17) (a) the following new subparagraph: " (b) It shall be unlawful for any person to offer or give or cause or procure to be offered or given, directly or indirectly, any money, property, or thing of value, or bribe in any other form whatsoever, to any person acting for or employed by any carrier by railroad subject to this part with intent to influence his decision or action, or because of his decision or action, with respect to the supply, distribution, or movement of cars or other vehicles, or vessels, used in the transpor- tation of property. It shall be unlawful for any person acting for or employed by any carrier by railroad subject to this part to solicit, accept, or receive, directly or indirectly, any money, property, or thing of value, or bribe in any other form whatsoever, with intent to be influenced thereby in his decision or action, or because of his decision or action, with respect to the supply, distribution, or move- ment of cars or other vehicles, or vessels, used in the transportation 901 48 Stat. 1264 . 49U.S.C.§22(1); Supp. V, § 22 (1). 42 Stat. 827; 25 Stat. 862. 49U.S.C.§22; Bupp. V,§ 22. 41 Stat. 476. 49U. S. C. §1(14). Car service. Establishment of rules, etc. Contracts for pro- tective service againt heat or cold. Time exto on. 41 Stat. 477. 49U.S.C.1 1 (17). Bribery.