United States Statutes at Large/Volume 41/66th Congress/3rd Session/Chapter 136

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United States Statutes at Large, Volume 41
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Sixty-Sixth Congress, 1st Session, Chapter 136

March 3, 1921, [H. J. Res 382.] 
[Pub. Res., No. 64.]
Chap. 136.—Joint Resolution Declaring that certain Acts of Congress, joint resolutions, and proclamations shall be construed as if the war had ended and the present or existing emergency expired.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, War with Germany.That in the interpretation of any provision relating to the duration or date of the Termination of, construed as affecting legislation contingent upon existence of, etc.termination of the present war or of the present or existing emergency, meaning thereby the war between the Imperial German Government and the Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Government and the Government and people of the United States, in any Acts of Congress, joint resolutions, or proclamations of the President containing provisions contingent upon the duration or the date of the termination of such war or of such present or existing emergency, the date when this resolution becomes effective shall be construed and treated as the date of the termination of the war or of the present or existing emergency, Date when resolution becomes effective to govern.notwithstanding any provision in any Act of Congress or joint resolution providing any other mode of determining the date of such termination. And any Act of Congress, or any provision of any such Act, that by its terms is in force only during the existence of a state of war, or during such state of war and a limited period of time thereafter, shall be construed and administered as if such war between the Governments and people aforesaid terminated on the date when this resolution becomes effective, any provision of such law to the contrary notwithstanding; Legislation excepted.excepting, however, from the operation and effect of this resolution the following Acts and proclamations to, wit: District of Columbia Rents.Title 2 of the Act entitled “The Food Control and District of Columbia Rents Act,” approved October 22, 1919 Ante, p. 297.(Forty-first Statutes, page 297), the Act known as the Trading with the Enemy. Vol. 40, p. 411.Trading with the Enemy Act, approved October 6, 1917 (Fortieth Statutes, page 411), and all amendments thereto, and the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Liberty bond Acts, etc. Vol. 40, pp. 35, 288, 503, 844, 965, 1309.Liberty Bond Acts, the Supplement to the Second Liberty Bond Act, and the Victory Liberty Loan Act; titles 1 and 3 of the War Finance Corporation Act (Fortieth Statutes, page 506) as amended by the Act approved War Finance Corporation. Vol. 40, pp. 506, 1313. Ante, p. 1084.March 3, 1919 (Fortieth Statutes, page 1313), and Public Resolution Numbered 55, Sixty-sixth Congress, entitled “Joint resolution directing the War Finance Corporation to take certain action for the relief of the present depression in the agricultural sections of the country, and for other purposes,” passed January 4, 1921; also the Proclamations issued thereunder.proclamations issued under the authority conferred by the Acts herein excepted from the effect and operation of this resolution: Provisos. Status of deserters unchanged.Provided, however, That nothing herein contained shall be construed as effective to terminate the military status of any person now in desertion from the military or naval service of the United States, nor to terminate the liability to prosecution and punishment under the Violators of selective service law. Vol. 40, p. 76.selective service law, approved May 18, 1917 (Fortieth Statutes, page 76), of any person who failed to comply with the provisions of said Act, or of Acts amendatory thereof: Amendment to Espionage Act. Punishing obstructions to sale of bonds, to enlistments, etc., repealed. Vol. 40, p. 553, repealed.Provided further, That the Act entitled “An Act to amend section 3, title 1, of the Act entitled 'An Act to punish acts of interference with foreign relations, the neutrality, and the foreign commerce of the United States, to punish espionage, and better to enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and for other purposes,' approved June 15, 1917 (Fortieth Statutes, page 217), and for other purposes,” approved May 16, 1918 (Fortieth Statutes, page 553), be, and the same is hereby, repealed, and that said Former provision revived. Vol. 40, p. 219.section 3 of said Act approved June 15, 1917, is hereby revived and restored with the same force and effect as originally enacted.

No exemption from prosecution for prior violations.Nothing herein contained shall be held to exempt from prosecution or to relieve from punishment any offense heretofore committed in violation of any Act hereby repealed or which may be committed while it remains in force as herein provided.

Approved, March 3, 1921.