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of employees. Said board shall also mako an annual report to the Congress of its doings under this Act on or before December first of each year.
Szo. 10. That section three hundred and four of tho Act entitled "An Act to authorize the establishment of a Bureau of War Risk Insurance in the Treasury Department” approved September second, nineteen hundred and fourteen, as amended, is hereby repealed.
Sec. 11. No person of draft age physically fit for military sorvice shall be exempted from such service on account of being employed under the terms of this Acte
Approved June 27, 1918.
(PUBLIC_No. 279—85TH CONGRESS.)
(8. 6038.) An Act Extending the use of the special fund for vocational aduce Hon provided by section seven of the vocational rehabilitation Act, approved Juno twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and eighteen, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the special fund for vocational education, authorized by section seven of the vocational rehabilitation Act, approved June twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and eighteen, together with the items of appropriation made by said Act, are hereby made available, in addition to the purposes therein prescribed, for such other expenses as in the discretion of the board is deemed necessary and proper for the payment of necessary travel, lodging, subsistence, and other expenses of disabled men while under investigation by the board to determine their eligibility for training under the Act, and the purchase of supplies, equipment, and clothing for disabled men when ready to enter employment, and the traveling expenses of such men to place of employment and for supplementing any or all of the other items of appropriation made by said Act.
Approved, February 26, 1919.
PUBLIO— No. 11–BOTH CONGRESS.)
[8. 1318.] An Act To amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide for vocar Honal rahabilitation and return to dyll employment of disabled persons discharged from the military or paval forces of the United States, and for other purporce' approved June 27, 1918.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Ropresentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, “That section 2 of the Act entitled "An Aot to provide for vocational rehabilitation and return to civil employment of disabled persona discharged from the military or naval forces of the United States, and for other purposes," approved June 27, 1918, bo hereby amended to road as follows:
"Seo. 2. That overy person enlisted, enrolled, draftod, inducted, or appointed in the military or naval forces of the United States, including members of training camps authorized by law, who, since April 7, 1917, has resigned or bas boon discharged or furloughod therefrom under honorable conditions, having a disability incurred, increased, or aggravated whilo a member of such forces, or later doveloping a disability traceable in the opinion of the board to service with such forces, and who, in the opinion of the Federal Board for Vocational Education, is in need of vocational rehabilita tion to overcome the handicap of such disability, shall be furnished by the said board, where vocational rehabilitation is feasible, such course of vocational rehabilitation as the board shall prescribe and provide.
"The board shall have tho power, and it shall bo its duty, to furnish the persons included in this section suitable courses of vocational rehabilitation, to be prescribed and provided by the board; and overy person electing to follow such a course of vocational rehabilita tion shall, while following the same, be paid monthly by the said board from the appropriation hereinafter provided such sum as in the judgment of the said board is necessary for his maintenance and support and for the maintenance and support of persons depending upon him, if any: Provided, however, that in no event shall the sum so paid such person whilo pursuing such course be more than $80 per month for a single man without dependents, or for a man with dependents $100 per month plus the several sums prescribed as family allowances under section 204 of Article II of the War Risk Insurance Act.
“No compensation under Article III of the Act entitled 'An Act to amend an Act entitled “An Act to authorize the establishment of a Bureau of War Risk Insurance in the Treasury Department,"' approved October 6, 1917, shall be paid for the period during which any such person is being furnished by said board a course of vocational rehabilitation and support as herein authorized: Provided, however, that in the event any person pursuing a course of vocational rehabilitation is entitled under said Article III to compensa tion in an amount in excess of the payments made to him by the
Baid board for his support and the support of his dependents, if any, the Bureau of War Risk Insurance shall pay monthly to such person such additional amount as may be necessary to equal tho total compensation due under said Article III of said Act.
"There is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, available imma diately and until expended, the sum of $6,000,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be used by the Federal Board for Vocational Education for the purpose of making the payments prescribed by this section and for defraying the administrative expenses incident thereto."
Approved, July 11, 1919.
[PUBLIO-No. 52–66TH CONGRESS.)
(S. 277.) An Act To authorize absence by homestead settlers and entrymen, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That every person who, after discharge from the military or naval service of the United States during the war against Germany and its allies, is furnished any course of vocational rehabilitation under the terms of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act approved June 27, 1918, upon the ground that he comes within article III of the Act of October 6, 1917, fortieth volume, Statutes at Large, page 398, and who before entering upon such course shall have made entry upon or application for public lands of the United States under the homestead laws, or who has settled or shall hereafter settle upon public lands, shall be entitled to a leave of absence from his land for the purpose of undergoing training by
he Federal Board of Vocational Education, and such absence, while actually engaged in such training shall be counted as constructive residence: Provided, That no patent shall issue to any homestead settler who has not resided upon, improved, and cultivated his homestead for a period of at least one year.
Approved, September 29, 1919,
PUBLIC—No. 236-66TH CONGRESS.)
(H. R. 4438.) An Act To provide for the promotion of vocational rehabilitation of persons disabled in industry or otherwise and their return to civil employment.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to provide for the promotion of vocational rehabilitation of persons disabled in industry or in any legitimate occupation and their return to civil employment there is hereby appropriated for the use of the States, subject to the provisions of this Act, for the purpose of cooperating with them in the maintenance of vocational rehabilitation of such disabled persons, and in returning vocationally rehabilitated persons to civil employment for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1921, the sum of $750,000; for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1922, and thereafter for a period of two years, the sum of $1,000,000 annually: Said sums shall be allotted to the States in the proportion which their population bears to the total population in the United States, not including Territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia, according to the last preceding United States census: Provided, That the allotment of funds to any State shall not be less than a minimum of $5,000 for any fiscal year. And there is hereby appropriated the following sums, or so much thereof as may be needed, which shall be used for the purpose of providing the minimum allotment to the States provided for in this section, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1921, the sum of $46,000; for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1922, and annually thereafter, the sum of $34,000.
All moneys expended under the provisions of this Act from appro priations provided by section 1 shall be upon the condition (1) that for each dollar of Federal money expended there shall be expended in the State under the supervision and control of the State board at least an equal amount for the same purpose: Provided, That no portion of the appropriation made by this Act shall be used by any institution for handicapped persons except for the special training of such individuals entitled to the benefits of this Act as shall be determined by the Federal board; (2) that the State board shall annually submit to the Federal board for approval plans showing (a) the kinds of vocational rehabilitation and schemes of placement for which it is proposed the appropriation shall be used; (b) the plan of administration and supervision; (c) courses of study; (d) methods of instruction; (e) qualification of teachers, supervisors, directors, and other necessary administrative officers or employees; (f) plans for the training of teachers, supervisors, and directors; (3) that the State board shall make an annual report to the Federal board on or before September 1 of each year on the work done in the State and on the receipts and expenditures of money under the provisions of this Act; (4) that no portion of any moneys appropriated by this Act for the benefit of the States shall be applied, directly or indirectly, to the purchase, preservation, erection, or repair of any build
ing or buildings or equipment, or for the purchaso or rental of any lands; (5) that all courses for vocational rehabilitation given under the supervision and control of the State board and all courses for vocational rehabilitation maintained shall be available, under such rules and regulations as the Federal board shall prescribe, to any civil employee of the United States disabled while in the performance of his duty.
SEC. 2. That for the purpose of this Act the term “persons disabled" shall be construed to mean any person who, by reason of a physical defect or infirmity, whether congenital or acquired by accident, injury, or disease, is, or may be expected to be, totally or partially incapacitated for remunerative occupation; the term "rehabilitation" shall be construed to mean the rendering of a person disabled fit to engage in a remunerative occupation.
Sec. 3. That in order to secure the benefits of the appropriations provided by section 1 any State shall
, through the legislative author. ity thereof, (1) accept the provisions of this Act; (2) empower and direct the board designated or created as the State board for vocational education to cooperate in the administration of the provisions of the Vocational Education Act, approved February 23, 1917, to cooperate as herein provided with the Federal Board for Vocational Education in the administration of the provisions of this Act; (3) in those States where a State workmen's compensation board, or other State board, department, or agency exists, charged with the administration of the State workmen's compensation or liability laws, the legislature shall provide that a plan of cooperation be formulated between such State board, department, or agency, and the State board charged with the administration of this
Act, such plan to be effective when approved by the governor of the State; (4) provide for the supervision and support of the courses of vocational rehabilitation to be provided by the State board in carrying out the provisions of this Act; (5) appoint as custodian for said appropriations its State treasurer, who shall receive and provide for the proper custody and disbursement of all money paid to the State from said appropriations. In any State the legislature of which does not meet in regular session between the date of the passage of this Act and December 31, 1920, if the governor of that State shall accept the provisions of this Act, such State shall be entitled to the benefits of this Act until the legislature of such State meets in due course and has been in session sixty days.
SEO. 4. That the Federal Board for Vocational Education shall have power to cooperate with State boards in carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Act, and is hereby authorized to make and establish such rules and regulations as may be necessary or appropriate to carry into effect the provisions of this Act; to provide for the vocational rehabilitation of disabled persons and their return to civil employment and to cooperate, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, with such public and private agencies as it may deem advisable. It shall be the duty of said board (1) to examine plans submitted by the State boards and approve the same if believed to be feasible and found to be in conformity with the provisions and purposes of this Act; (2) to ascertain annually whether the several States are using or are prepared to use the money received