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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CHS. 137, 138 -APR . 13 , 16 , 1946 [CHAPTER 137] AN ACT To revive and reenact the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the county of Burt, State of Nebraska, to construct, maintain, and operate a toll bridge across the Missouri River at or near Decatur, Nebraska", approved June 8, 1940. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act approved June 8, 1940, authorizing the county of Burt, State of Nebraska, to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Missouri River, at or near Decatur, Nebraska, is hereby revived and reenacted: Provided, That this Act shall be null and void unless the actual construction of the bridge herein referred to is commenced within one year and completed within three years from the date of approval hereof. SEC. 2 . No toll or other charge shall be levied against any employee, civil or military, or any vehicle or conveyance, of the United States Government for the use of such bridge in the perform- ance of official duties. SEC. 3 . The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved. Approved April 13, 1946. [CHAPTER 138] AN ACT To amend title V of the Communications Act of 1934 so as to prohibit certain coercive practices affecting radio broadcasting. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That title V of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, is amended by inserting after section 505 thereof the following new section: "COERCIVE PRACTICES AFFECTING BROADCASTING "SEC. 506. (a) It shall be unlawful, by the use or express or implied threat of the use of force, violence, intimidation, or duress, or by the use or express or implied threat of the use of other means, to coerce, compel or constrain or attempt to coerce, compel, or con- strain a licensee- "(1) to employ or agree to employ, in connection with the con- duct of the broadcasting business of such licensee, any person or persons in excess of the number of employees needed by such licensee to perform actual services; or "(2) to pay or give or agree to pay or give any money or other thing of value in lieu of giving, or on account of failure to give, employment to any person or persons, in connection with the conduct of the broadcasting business of such licensee, in excess of the number of employees needed by such licensee to perform actual services; or "(3) to pay or agree to pay more than once for services per- formed in connection with the conduct of the broadcasting busi- ness of such licensee; or "(4) to pay or give or agree to pay or give any money or other thing of value for services, in connection with the conduct of the broadcasting business of such licensee, which are not to be performed; or "(5) to refrain, or agree to refrain, from broadcasting or from permitting the broadcasting of a noncommercial educational or cultural program in connection with which the participants 89 April 13, 1946 [8. 1425] [Public Law 343] Bridge. Missouri River. 54 Stat. 257. Time limitation. April 16, 1946 [s. 63] [Public Law 344) Broadcasting. 48 Stat. 1100. 47U.S.C. §501- 505. Employment of ex- cess employees Payment in lieu of giving employment. Payment more than once. Payment for serv- ices not performed. Noncommercial ed- ucational or cultural programs.