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same purpose as those proposed to be exchanged. Act of Apr. 15, 1937 (50 Stat. 64); 5 U. S. C. 118d.

The text of this section as published in the 1929 Edition, based upon Department of Agriculture appropriation act of February 16, 1929 (45 Stat. 1198), has been superseded by 2006, ante.

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2065. Medical equipment; loan to American National Red Cross.--That the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy be, and are hereby, authorized to issue, each at his discretion and under proper regulations to be prescribed by him, out of equipment for medical and other establishments on haud, belonging to the Government and which can be temporarily spared, such articles as may appear to be required for instruction and practice by organizations formed by the American National Red Cross, for the purpose of rendering aid to the Army and Navy in war. Sec. 1, pub. res. of May 8, 1914 (38 Stat. 791); 10 U. 8. C. 1255; 34 U. 8. C. 549.

That the regulations prescribed by the Secretary of War or by the Secretary
of the Navy, in pursuance of the authority granted by section one, shall provide
for the immediate return of the articles of equipment loaned the American
National Red Cross when called for by the authority which issued them; and
the said Secretaries shall require a bond in each case, in double the value of
the property, for the care and safe-keeping thereof and for the return of the
same when required. Sec. 2, pub, res. of May 8, 1914 (38 Stat, 771); 10 U. 8. C.
1256; 34 U. 8. C. 550.

This section was extended so as to permit the issue of the equipment mentioned herein
to the American National Red Cross for the instruction of persons who might volunteer
to receive training by that association from May 1 to June 1, 1916, by Joint Res. 19,
May 18, 1916 (39 Stat. 164).
2066. Medical supplies; sale to American National Red Cross.--*

Provided, That hereafter, with the approval of the Secretary of War and at rates of charge of not less than the contract prices paid therefor plus twenty-five per centum to cover the cost of purchase, inspection, and so forth, the Medical Department of the Army may sell for cash to the American National Red Cross such medical supplies and equipments as can be spared without detriment to the military service * *. Sec. 1, act of Mar. 4, 1915 (38 Stat. 1080); 10 U. S. C.

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2067. Medical supplies; sale to civilian employees.—* Provided further, That hereafter civilian employees of the Army stationed at military posts may, under regulations to be made by the Secretary of War, purchase necessary medical supplies when prescribed by a medical officer of the Army. Act of Apr. 23, 1904 (3.3 Stat. 273); 10 U. S. C. 1236.

This provision was repeated in the same language in the similar appropriation act for the fiscal year 1906, act of Mar. 2, 1905 (33 Stat. 839).

2068. Medical supplies; sale to soldiers' homes. That hereafter, upon proper application therefor, the Medical Department of the Army is authorized to sell medical and hospital supplies at its contract prices to the Soldiers' Home in the District of Columbia. Sec. 1, act of June 4, 1897 (30 Stat, 54); 24 U. 8. C. 58.

That hereafter upon proper application therefor, the Medical Department of the Army is authorized to sell medical and hospital supplies at its contract prices to the National Home for Disabled Voluteer Soldiers. Sec. 1, act of June 11, 1896 (29 stat. 445); 24 U. 8. C. 82.

2069. Motor vehicles; inspection in the District of Columbia.---All inotor vehicles owned and officially used by the Government of the United States or by the government of the District of Columbia or by the representatives of foreign governments, shall be subject to annual inspection, such inspections to be furnished without charge. Sec. 4, act of Feb. 18, 1938 (52 Stat. 78).

2070. Motor vehicles; maintenance and operation in general.-No appropriation made in this or any other Act shall be available for the purchase of any motor-propelled or horse-drawn passenger-carrying vehicle for the service of any of the executive departments or other Government establishments, or any branch of the Government service, unless specific authority is given therefor, and after the close of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen there shall not be expended out of any appropriation made by Congress any sum for purchase, maintenance, repair, or operation of motor-propelled or horse-drawn passenger-carrying vehicles for any branch of the public service of the United States unless the same is specifically authorized by law, and in the estimates for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and sixteen and subsequent fiscal years there shall be submitted in detail estimates for such necessary appropriations as are intended to be used for purchase, maintenance, repair, or operation of all motor-propelled or horse-drawn passenger-carrying vehicles, specifying the sums required, the public purposes for which said vehicles are intended, and the officials or employees by whom the same are to be used. Sec. 5, act of July 16, 1914 (38 Stat, 508); 5 U. 8. C. 78.

No appropriation available for the executive departments and independent establishments of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1934, whether contained in this Act or any other Act shall be expended—* (c) For the maintenance, upkeep, and repair (exclusive of garage rent, pay of operators, tires, fuel, and lubricants) on any one motor-propelled passengercarrying vehicle, except busses and ambulances, in excess of one-third of the market price of a new vehicle of the same make and class and in no case in excess of $400. Sec. 3, Title II, act of Mar. 3, 1933 (47 Stat. 1513), making appropriations for the Post Office Department.

Provided further, That no appropriation contained in this Act shall be available for any expense of any character, other than as may be incident to salvaging or scrapping, on account of any motor-propelled vehicle procured prior to January 1, 1920, except tanks, tractors, ambulances, fire trucks, searchlight trucks, three hundred and ninety modernized Class B trucks, and vehicles in use by Reserve Officers' Training Corps units on February 19, 1935.

Title I, War Department Appropriation Act of May 15, 1936 (49 Stat. 1287)

The last two provisions bave been repeated in subsequent appropriation acts.

2071. Motor vehicles; maintenance and operation for other than official use.-No part of any money appropriated by this or any other Act shall be used for parchasing, maintaining, driving, or operating any carriage or vehicle (other than those for the use of the President of the United States, the heads of the executive departments, and the Secretary to the President, and other than those used for transportation of property belonging to or in the custody of the United States), for the personal or official use of any officer or employee of any of the executive departments or other Government establishments at Washington, District of Columbia, unless the same shall be specifically authorized by law or provided for in terms by appropriation of money and all such carriages and vehicles so procured and used for official purposes shall have conspicuously painted thereon at all times the full name of the executive department or other branch of the public service to which the same belong and in the service of which the same are used. Sec. 4, act of Feb. 3, 1905 (33 Stat. 687); 5 U. S. C. 77.

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No part of any money appropriated by this Act shall be used for maintaining, driving, or operating any Government-owned motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicle assigned for the exclusive use of persons other than the Secretary of War and medical officers on out-patient medical service. Sec. 2, act of Mar. 4, 1933 (47 Stat. 1601), making appropriations for the War Department.

No appropriation available for the executive departments and independent establishments of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1934, whether contained in this Act or any other Act, shall be expended

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(b) For the maintenance, operation, and repair of any Government-owned motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicle not used exclusively for official purposes; and “official purposes” shall not include the transportation of officers and employees between their domiciles and places of employment, except in cases of medical officers on out-patient medical services and except in cases of officers and employees engaged in field work the character of whose duties makes such transportation necessary and then only as to such latter cases when the same is approved by the head of the department or establishment concerned. The limitations of this subsection (b) shall not apply to any motor vehicle for official use of the President, or of the heads of the executive departments. Sec. 3, Title II, act of Mar. 3, 1933 (47 Stat. 1513), making appropriations for the Post Office Department.

The second and third provisions have been repeated in subsequent appropriation acts. For the first five paragraphs of this section as published in the 1929 Edition, see 1967,

For sixth paragraph see 1968, ante. The seventh paragraph based on act of Feb. 28, 1929 (45 Stat. 1361), is omitted as superseded. See 1968, ante.

2072. Motor vehicles; transfer to departments generally.-The Secretary of War is authorized to transfer any unused and surplus motor-propelled vehicles and motor equipment of any kind, the payment for same to be made as provided herein, to any branch of the Government service having appropriations available for the purchase of said vehicles and equipment: Provided, That in case of the transfers herein authorized a reasonable price not to exceed actual cost, and if the same have been used, at a reasonable price based upon length of usage, shall be determined upon and an equivalent amount of each appropriation available for said purchase shall be covered into the Treasury as a miscellaneous receipt, and the appropriation in each case reduced accordingly: Provided further, That it shall be the duty of each official of the Government having such purchases in charge to procure the same from any such unused or surplus stock if possible: Provided further, That hereafter no transfer of motor-propelled vehicles and motor equipment, unless specifically authorized by law, shall be made free of charge to any branch of the Government service. Sec. 5, act of July 19, 1919 (41 Stat. 233); 10 U. S. C. 1267.

2073. Motor vehicles; transfer to Department of Agriculture.-That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized in his discretion to transfer to the Secretary of Agriculture all available war material, equipment, and supplies not needed for the purposes of the War Department, but suitable for use in the improvement of highways, and that the same be distributed among the highway departments of the several States to be used on roads constructed in whole or in part by Federal aid, such distribution to be made upon a value basis of distribution the same as provided by the Federal aid road Act, approved July 11, 1916: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture, at his discretion, may reserve from such distribution not to exceed 10 per centum of such material, equipment, and supplies for use in the construction of national forest roads or other roads constructed under his direct supervision. Sec. 9, act of Feb. 28, 1919 (40 Stat. 1201).

That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to transfer such motor-propelled vehicles and motor equipment, including spare parts, pertaining to the Military Establishment as are or may hereafter be found to be surplus and no longer required for military purposes, to (a) the Department of Agriculture, for use in the improvement of highways and roads under the provisions of section 7 of the Act approved February 28, 1919, entitled "An Act making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department, for the fiscal year 1920, and for other purposes”: Provided, however, That no more motor-propelled vehicles, motor equipment, and other war material, equipment, and supplies, the transfer of which is authorized in this Act, shall be transferred to the Department of Agriculture for the purposes named in section 7 of said Act than said Department of Agriculture shall certify can be efficiently used for such purposes within a reasonable time after such transfer ;

* Sec. 1, act of Mar. 15, 1920 (41 Stat. 530); 23 U. S. C. 51. That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized and directed to transfer to the Department of Agriculture, under the provisions of section 7 of the Act approved February 28, 1919, entitled "An Act making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department for the fiscal year 1920, and for other purposes," for use in the improvement of highways and roads, as therein provided, the following war material, equipment, and supplies pertaining to the Military Establishment as are or may hereafter be found to be surplus and not required for military purposes, to wit: Road rollers, graders, and oilers; sprinkling wagons; concrete mixers; derricks, pile-driver outfits, complete; air and steam drill outfits; centrifugal and diaphragm pumps with power; rock crushers; clamshell and orangepeel buckets; road scarifiers; caterpillar and drag-line excavators; plows; cranes; trailers; rubber and steam hose; asphalt plants; steam shovels; dump wagons; hoisting engines; air-compressor outfits with power; boilers; drag, Fresno, and wheel scrapers; stump pullers; wheelbarrows; screening plants; wagon loaders; blasting machines; hoisting cable; air hose; corrugated-metal culverts; explosives and exploders; engineers' transits, levels, tapes, and similar supplies and equipment; drafting machines; planimeters; fabricated bridge materials; industrial railway equipment; conveyors, gravity and power; donkey engines; corrugated-metal roofings; steel and iron pipe; wagons and similar equipment and supplies such as are used directly for road-building purposes. Sec. 2, act of Mar. 15, 1920 (41 Stat. 530); 23 U. 8. C. 52.

That freight charges incurred in the transfer of the property provided for in this Act shall not be defrayed by the War Department; and if the War Depart. ment shall load any of said property for shipment, the expense of said loading shall be reimbursed the War Department by the department to which the property is transferred by an adjustment of the appropriations of the two departments * * * Sec. 4, act of Mar. 15, 1920 (41 Stat. 531); 16 U. S. C. 561; 23 U. S. C. 52a; 24 U. 8. C. 29a; 39 U, S. C. 503.

That the provisions of the Act of July 16, 1914 (Thirty-eighth Statutes, page 454), prohibiting the expenditure of appropriations by any of the executive departments or other Government establishments for the maintenance, repair, or operation of motor-propelled or horse-drawn passenger-carrying vehicles in the absence of specific statutory authority, shall not apply to vehicles transferred, or hereafter to be transferred, by the Secretary of War to the Department of Agriculture for the use of the department under the provisions of this Act, or under the provisions of section 7 of the Act of February 28, 1919, referred

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to in section 1 hereof: Provided, however, That nothing in this Act contained shall be held or construed to modify, amend, or repeal the provisions of the last proviso under the item entitled "Contingencies of the Army,” as contained in the Act entitled “An Act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1920, and for other purposes," approved July 11, 1919, except as to direction for the transfer of those articles enumerated in section 2 hereof. Sec. 6, act of Mar. 15, 1920 (41 Stat. 531); 5 U. 8. C. 81.

That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to transfer to the Secretary of Agriculture, upon his request, all war material, equipment, and supplies now or hereafter declared surplus from stock now on hand and not needed for the purposes of the War Department but suitable for use in the improvement of highways, and that the same shall be distributed among the highway departments of the several States to be used in the construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of highways, such distribution to be upon the same basis as that hereinafter provided for in this Act in the distribution of Federal-aid fund:

Sec. 5, act of Nov. 9, 1921 (42 Stat. 213). Provisions authorizing and directing the Secretary of War to transfer materials, machinery, and equipment to the Department of Agriculture, for similar purposes, have appeared in later acts. See, for example, the act of Mar. 4, 1925 (43 Stat. 1281).

The first paragraph of this section, based on section 7, act of February 28, 1919 (40 Stat. 1201), and the last paragraph, based on section 5, act of November 9, 1921 (42 Stat. 213), have been eliminated from the United States Code (23 U. S. C. 5), although held by the War Department to be still in effect (J. A. G. 010.3, June 22, 1928, p. 21; Nov. 12, 1929, p. 264). For acts referred to in fifth paragraph, see 2070, ante; 2103, post.

The first paragraph of the text of this section as published in the 1929 Edition, based ou R. S. 227, was expressly repealed by sec. 1, act of Mar. 3, 1933 (47 Stat, 1428).

The second paragraph, based on R. S. 226; 5 U. S. C. 201, is omitted as obsolete, in view of the fact that the duties thereunder are now performed by the Weather Bureau under act of October 1, 1890 (26 Stat. 653).

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Effect on prior statutes.—The first para- | material, equipment, and supplies not needed graph of this section is not repealed by sec- for the purposes of the War Department, but tion 5, act of July 11, 1919 (41 Stat. 233) ; suitable for use in the improvement of high10 U. S. C. 1267, ante, 2072, and hence the ways

to be used on roads conpower of the Secretary of War remains in full structed in whole or in part by Federal aid." force "in his discretion to transfer to the (1919) 32 Op. Atty. Gen. 45. Secretary of Agriculture all available war

2074. Motor vehicles; transfer to Post Office Department. That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to transfer such motorpropelled vehicles and motor equipment, including spare parts, pertaining to the Military Establishment as are or may hereafter be found to be surplus and no longer required for military purposes, to

(b) the Post Office Department for use in the transmission of mail;

Scc. 1, act of Mar. 15, 1920 (41 Stat. 530); 39 U. S. C. 502.

That the Secretary of War is authorized hereafter, in his discretion, to deliver and turn over to the Postmaster General, without charge therefor, from time to time, such motor vehicles,

and parts thereof, and machinery and tools to repair and maintain the same, as may be suitable for use in the Postal Service; and the Postmaster General is authorized to use the same in the transportation of the mails and to pay the necessary expenses thereof, including the replacement, maintenance, exchange, and repair of such equipment, out of any appropriation available for the service in which such vehicles or aeroplanes are used. Sec. 8, act of July 2, 1918 (40 Stat. 753); sec. 3, act of Apr. 24, 1920 (41 Stat. 583); 39 U. S. C. 504.

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