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[74 Stat. 382]
[74 Stat. 382]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

PUBLIC LAW 86-615-JULY 12, 1960

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Public Law 86-615 July 12, 1960 [S. 1509]

Interstate Commerce Act, amendment. 49 Stat. 551.

49 USC 307.

49 USC 310.

AN ACT To amend the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended, to provide "grandfather" rights for certain motor carriers and freight forwarders operating in interstate or foreign commerce within Alaska and between Alaska and the other States of the United States, and for certain water carriers operating within Alaska, to provide "grandfather" rights for certain freight forwarders operating between Hawaii and the other States of the United States, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 206(a) of the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended (49 U.S.C. 306(a)), is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraphs: "(4) Subject to the provisions of section 210, any common carrier by motor vehicle which, on the date this paragraph takes effect, is the holder of a certificate or certificates described in paragraph (2) of this subsection or issued under paragraph (3) of this subsection or section 207(a), authorizing transportation by motor vehicle between places in the United States of passengers or property in commerce between the United States and the Territory of Alaska, and on August 26, 1958, it or its predecessor in interest was engaged in the transportation of passengers or property as a common carrier by motor vehicle between places in the United States and places in Alaska, and such operations have been continued since that time (or if engaged in furnishing seasonal service only, was engaged in such operations in the year 1958 during the season ordinarily covered by its operations, and such operations have not been discontinued), except in either instance as to interruptions of service over which the carrier or its predecessor in interest had no control, shall be issued a certificate authorizing transportation to or from the points or areas in Alaska served by it, from or to all points in the other States of the United States designated in the above-mentioned certificate or certificates held by the carrier, of passengers or the class or classes of commodities specified therein, to the extent that under the said certificate or certificates the carrier, prior to the date of admission of Alaska into the Union, was authorized to perform within the States all transportation required for through motor vehicle transportation by the carrier to or from places in the Territory of Alaska, without requiring further proof that public convenience and necessity will be served thereby and without further proceedings, if application for such certificate is made to the Commission as provided herein on or before December 31, 1960. Pending the determination of such application, the continuance of such operations without a certificate shall be lawful. Applications for certificates under this paragraph shall be made in writing to the Commission and shall be in such form and contain such information and be accompanied by proof of service upon such interested parties as shall be required by the Commission. "(5) Subject to the provisions of section 210, if any person (or his predecessor in interest) was in operation on August 26, 1958, over any route or routes, or in any area or areas, as a common carrier engaged in the transportation in interstate or foreign commerce of passengers or property by motor vehicle between places in the Territory of Alaska, and has so operated in Alaska since that time (or if engaged in furnishing seasonal service only, was engaged in such operation in the year 1958 during the season ordinarily covered by its operations, and such operations have not been discontinued), except in either instance as to interruptions of service over which such person or his predecessor in interest had no control, a certificate shall be issued authorizing such