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[75 Stat. 339]
[75 Stat. 339]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

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PUBLIC LAW 87.139-AUG. 14, 1961

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shows that the Medal of Honor was awarded to the applicant for an act described in section 560 of this title, such award or notice shall be sufficient to entitle the applicant to have his name entered on such roll without further investigation; otherwise all official correspondence, orders, reports, recommendations, requests, and other evidence on file in any public office or department shall be considered. "(b) Each person whose name is entered on the Army, Navy, and Air Force Medal of Honor Roll shall be furnished a certificate of service and of the act of heroism, gallantry, bravery, or intrepidity for which the Medal of Honor was awarded, of enrollment on such roll, and, if he has indicated his desire to receive the special pension provided by section 562 of this title, of his right to such special pension. "(c) The Secretary concerned shall deliver to the Administrator a certified copy of each certificate issued by him under subsection (b) in which the right of the person named in the certificate to the special pension provided by section 562 of this title is set forth. Such copy shall authorize the Administrator to pay such special pension to the person named in the certificate." (b) The analysis of chapter 15 of such title is amended by striking out "."61. Certifieate entitling liolder to pension."

and inserting in lieu thereof "561. Certifieate."

SEC. 3. Subsection (a) of section 562 of title 38, United States Code, is amended— (1) by inserting after "Medal of Honor roll" the following: ", and a copy of whose certificate has been delivered to him under subsection (c) of section 561 of this title,"; and (2) by striking out "$10" and inserting in lieu thereof "$100". SEC. 4. The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the first day of the first month which begins after the date of the enactment of this Act, except that the amendments made by subsection (b) of the first section and by section 2 shall not apply with respect to any application under section 560 of title 38, United States Code, made before such first day by any person who fulfilled the qualifications prescribed by subsection (b) of such section at the time such application was made. Approved August 14, 1961.

Effective date.

Public Law 87-139 AN ACT To increase the maximum rates of per diem allowance for employees of the Government traveling on official business, 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 3 of the Travel Expense Act of 1949 (5 U.S.C. 836) is amended by striking out "$12" and inserting in lieu thereof "$16". SEC. 2. Section 5 of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946 (5 U.S.C. 73b-2) is amended by striking out "$15" and inserting in lieu thereof "$16". SEC. 3. Section 4 of the Travel Expense Act of 1949 (5 U.S.C. 837) is amended by striking out "6 cents" and inserting in lieu thereof "8 cents"", and by striking out "10 cents" and inserting in lieu thereof "12 cents".

August 14, 1961 [H. R. 3279]

Federal employees. Per diem allowance, increase. 63 Stat. 166; 69 Stat. 393. 60 Stat. 808; 69 Stat. 394.