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(PUBLIC_No. 846—71st CONGRESS)

(S. 5524] An Act To coordinate the agricultural experiment-station work and to extend the benefits of certain Acts of Congress to the Territory of Porto Rico.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1933, the Territory of Porto Rico shall be entitled to share in the benefits of the Act entitled "An Act to establish agricultural experiment stations in connection with the colleges established in the several States under the provisions of an Act approved July 2, 1862, and of the Acts supplementary thereto," approved March 2, 1887, as amended and supplemented, and of the Act entitled “An Act to provide for cooperative agricultural extension work between the agricultural colleges in the several States receiving the benefits of an Act of Congress approved July 2, 1862, and of Acts supplementary thereto, and the United States Department of Agriculture," approved May 8, 1914, and of Acts supplementary thereto: Provided, That the experiment station so established shall be connected with the College of Agriculture of the University of Porto Rico and it shall be conducted jointly and in collaboration with the existing Federal experiment station in Porto Rico in enlarging and expanding the work of the said Federal station on cooperative plans approved by the Secretary of Agriculture; and the Secretary of Agriculture shall coordinate the work of the Territorial stations with that of the Federal station and of the United States Department of Agriculture in the island: Provided further, That the several experiment stations now conducted by the insular government shall be transferred to and coordinated with the experiment station of the College of Agriculture of the University of Porto Rico, together with whatever funds that are available for the support of the same, and the Secretary of Agriculture may at his discretion transfer such land, buildings, and equipment as he may deem necessary to the experiment station of the College of Agriculture of the University of Porto Rico: Provided further, That the Territory of Porto Rico shall make provision for such additional buildings and permanent equipment as may be necessary for the development of the work.

Sec. 2. To carry into effect the above provisions for extending to Porto Rico the benefits of the Act of March 2, 1887, and supplementary Acts in the order and amounts designated by these Acts, the following sums are hereby authorized to be appropriated in addition to the amounts appropriated to the Department of Agriculture for use in Porto Rico: $15,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1933; $20,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1934; $25,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1935; $30,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1936; $35,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1937; $40,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1938; $45,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1939; $50,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1940; $60,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1931; $70,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1942; $80,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943; and $90,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1944, and thereafter a sum equal to that provided for each State and Territory for agricultural experiment stations established under the Act of March 2, 1887.

Seo. 3. The permanent annual appropriations provided for in section 3 of said Act of May 8, 1914, and of Acts supplementary thereto are hereby authorized to be increased by an amount necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act, but without diminishing or increasing the amount to which any State or the Territory of Hawaii is entitled under the provisions of said Act of May 8, 1914, and of Acts supplementary thereto: Provided, That for the fiscal year 1933 the total amount available to the Territory of Porto Rico under the terms of the Act of May 8, 1914, shall be $50,000, this amount to be increased by $10,000 annually, or such part thereof as may be necessary, until the total to which Porto Rico is entitled under the provisions of this Act is reached. Participation in other Federal appropriations for cooperative extension work, including those authorized by the Act of May 22, 1928, shall be at such times and in such amounts as shall be estimated by the Secretary of Agriculture and appropriated by the Congress,

Approved, March 4, 1931.

(Public-No. 787–718T CONGRE88)

(S. 4030) An Act To provide books for the adult blind. Be it enarted by the Senate and House of Representatives of tho United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated annually to the Library of Congress, in addition to appropriations otherwise made to said Library, the sum of $100,000, which sum shall be expended under the direction of the Librarian of Congress to provide books for the use of the adult blind residents of the United States, including the several States, Territories, insular possessions, and the District of Columbia.

Sec. 2. The Librarian of Congress may arrange with such libraries as he may judge appropriate to serve as local or regional centers for the circulation of such books, under such conditions and regulations as he may prescribe. In the lending of such books preference shall at all times be given to the needs of blind persons who have been honorably discharged from the United States military or naval service.

Approved, March 3, 1931.

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(PUBLIC RESOLUTION-No. 135—7187 CONGRESS)

(H. J. Res. 528] Joint Resolution Making an appropriation to provide books for the adult blind.

Resowed by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That to enable the Librarian of Congress to carry out the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to provide books for the adult blind,” approved March 3, 1931, there is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year 1932, the sum of $100,000.

Approved, March 4, 1931.

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(PUBLIC—No. 43972D CONGRESS)

(H. R. 13817)

AN ACT
To amend section 1 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide books for the adult

blind”, approved March 3, 1031.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1 of
the Act entitled "An Act to provide books for the adult blind”,
approved March 8, 1931, is amended by adding after the word
"books ” the following: "published either in raised characters, on
sound-reproduction records, or in any other form,”.

Approved, March 4, 1933.

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(PUBLIC—No. 222—72D CONGRESS)

(H. R. 4743)

AN ACT To amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide for the promotion of vocational

rehabilitation of persons disabled in industry or otherwise and their return to civil employment," approved June 2, 1920, as amended.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first section of the Act entitled “An Act to provide for the promotion of vocational rehabilitation of persons disabled in industry or otherwise and their return to civil employment," approved June 2, 1920, as amended (U. S. C., title 29, secs. 31 and 32), is hereby amended to read as follows:

That in order to provide for the promotion of vocational rehabilitation of persons disabled in industry or otherwise and their placement in employment, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated for the use of the States, subject to the provisions of this Act, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1934, the sum of $1,000,000; for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1935, the sum of $1,000,000; for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1936, the sum of $1,000,000; and for the fiscal year ending, June 30, 1937, the sum of $1,000,000. Said sums shall be allotted to the States in the proportion which their populations bear 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 allotments of funds to any State shall not be less than a minimum of $10,000 for any fiscal year: Provided further, That such portions of the sums allotted that will not be used in any fiscal year may be allotted in that year proportionately to the States which_are prepared through available State funds to use the additional Fedoral funds. And there is hereby authorized to be appropriated for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 1934, June 30, 1935, June 80, 1936, and June 30, 1937, the sum of $97,000, or so much thereof as may be needed, which shall be used for the purpose of providing the minimum allotments to the States provided for in this section.

"All money expended under the provisions of this Act from appropriations authorized by section i shall be upon the condition (is 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 appropriations authorized by this Act shall be used by any institution for handicapped persons except for vocational rehabilitation 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 plan of administration and supervision of the work; (b) the qualifications of directors, supervisors, and other employees; and (c) the policies and methods of carrying on the work; (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 money authorized to be 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 building or buildings or equipment, or for the purchase or rental of any lands; (5) that all vocational rehabilitation service given under the supervision and control of the State board 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. Section 3 of such Act of June 2, 1920, as amended (U. S. C., title 29, sec. 34), is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 3. That in order to secure the benefits of the appropriations authorized by section 1 any State shall, through the legislative authority 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 (U. S. C., title 20, ch. 2), 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 program 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: Provided, That any State which, prior to June 30, 1933, has accepted and otherwise complied with the provisions of the Act of June 2, 1920, as amended June 5, 1924, as amended June 9, 1930, shall be deemed to have accepted and complied with the provisions of this amendment to said Act."

Sec. 3. Section 5 of such Act of June 2, 1920, as amended (U. S. C., title 29, sec. 34), is amended to read as follows:

« Sec. 5. That the Secretary of the Treasury, upon the certification of the Federal board as provided in this Act, shall pay in equal semiannual payments, on the 1st day of July and January of each year, to the custodian of each State appointed as herein provided the moneys to which it is entitled under the provisions of this Act. The money so received by the custodian for any State shall be paid out on the requisition of the State board as reimbursement for sery. ices already rendered or expenditures already incurred and approved by said State board. The Federal Board for vocational Education shall make an annual report to the Congress on or before December 1 on the administration of this Act and shall include in such report

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