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[75 Stat. 770]
[75 Stat. 770]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

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PUBLIC LAW 87-350-OCT. 4, 1961

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Public Law 87-350 October 4, 1961 [S. 739]

Civil Service Retirement Act, amendment. Public debt obligations. 40 Stat. 288. 31 USC 774,

5 USC 2267.

70 Stat. 748, 753. 5 USC 2254, 2259.

7 USC 610. Effective date.

AN ACT To amend the Civil Service Retirement Act with respect to interest earnings on special Treasury issues held by the civil service retirement and disability fund, with respect to employees of agricultural stabilization and conservation county committees, and with respect to certain other categories of persons subject to such Act, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) subsection (d) of section 17 of the Civil Service Retirement Act, as amended (70 Stat. 759; 5 U.S.C. 2267(d)), is amended to read as follows: " (d) The purposes for which obligations of the United States may be issued under the Second Liberty Bond Act, as amended, are hereby extended to authorize the issuance at par of public-debt obligations for purchase by the fund. Such obligations issued for purchase by the fund shall have maturities fixed with due regard for the needs of the fund and bear interest at a rate equal to the average market yield computed as of the end of the calendar month next preceding the date of such issue, borne by all marketable interest-bearing obligations of the United States then forming a part of the public debt that are not due or callable until after the expiration of four years from the end of such calendar month, except that where such average market yield is not a multiple of one-eighth of 1 per centum, the rate of interest on such obligations shall be the multiple of one-eighth of 1 per centum nearest such average market yield. The Secretary of the Treasury may purchase other interest-bearing obligations of the United States, or obligations guaranteed as to both principal and interest by the United States, on original issue or at the market price only if he determines that such purchases are in the public interest." (b) All special issues in which the civil service retirement and disability fund is invested in accordance with section 17(d) of the Civil Service Retirement Act as in effect prior to the enactment of this Act shall be redeemed and the moneys reinvested by the Secretary of the Treasury, as nearly as may be practicable, in equal annual amounts over the period of ten calendar years beginning with the calendar year 1962, in accordance with such section 17(d), as amended by subsection (a) of this section. SEC. 2. (a) Paragraphs (2) and (3) of section 2(h) of the Civil Service Retirement Act, as amended (74 Stat. 302; 5 U.S.C. 2252(h) (2) and (3)), are amended to read as follows: "(2) The Commission is authorized and directed to accept the certification of the Secretary of Agriculture or his designee with respect to service, for purposes of this Act, of the type rendered by employees described in paragraph (3) of this subsection. "(3) Subject to the provisions of sections 4(c) and 9(f) of this Act, service rendered prior to July 10, 1960, as an employee of a county committee established pursuant to section 8(b) of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act (16 U.S.C. 590h (b)) or of a committee or an association of producers described in section 10(b) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of May 12, 1933 (48 Stat. 37), shall be included in computing length of creditable service for the purposes of this Act." (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) of this section shall become effective as of July 1, 1961.