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court of the municipal court which have not been presented to that court for decision at the time this Act takes effect shall forthwith be certified by said court to the municipal court of appeals for the District of Columbia. Nothing herein contained shall affect the validity of any judgment or decree of the statutory court (consisting of three judges of the municipal court as heretofore provided by law) rendered subsequent to the effective date of this Act in cases heretofore presented to that court and now awaiting decision.

Approved April 29, 1948.

[PUBLIC LAW 45–81st CONGRESS]
[CHAPTER 73—1st SESSION)

(H. R. 1757]

AN ACT To amend and extend the provisions of the District of Columbia Emergency

Rent Act, approved December 2, 1941, as amended. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1 (b) of the Act entitled "An Act to regulate rents in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes”, approved December 2, 1941 (D. C. Code, 1940 edition, sec. 45–1601), as amended, is hereby amended by striking out "April 30, 1949" and inserting in lieu thereof “June 30, 1950”.

Sec. 2. Subsection (3) (b) of section 2 of such Act (D. C. Code, 1940 edition, sec. 45–1602), as amended by the Act approved April 29, 1948 (Public Law 507, Eightieth Congress), is amended to read as follows:

“(b) Any housing accommodations the construction of which was completed after March 31, 1948, or which are additional housing accommodations created by conversion after March 31, 1948, except as hereinafter provided;".

Sec. 3. Section 2 of such Act, as amended by the Act approved April 29, 1948. (Public Law 507, Eightieth Congress), is amended further by adding at the end thereof a new paragraph to read as follows:

“(4) Any housing accommodations resulting from any conversion created on or after May 1, 1949, shall continue to be housing accommodations subject to maximum rent ceilings and minimum service standards unless the Administrator issues an order decontrolling them, which he shall issue if he finds that the conversion resulted in additional, self-contained family units as defined by regulations issued

Sec. 4. Paragraph (2) of section 5 (b) of such Act, as amended (D. C. Code, 1940 edition, sec. 45–1605), is amended by adding after the word "dwelling” a colon and the following: “Provided, That in the case of housing accommodations in a structure or premises owned or leased by a cooperative corporation or association no such action or proceeding under this paragraph or paragraph (3) of this section shall be maintained unless stock or membership in the cooperative corporation or association has been acquired by persons who are or were tenants in occupancy of at least 65 per centum of the dwelling units in the structure or premises at the time said cooperative corporation or association either (1) acquired or leased said structure or premises, or (2) entered into a contract or option to acquire or lease said structure or premises, whichever date is earliest, and who as such stockholders or members are entitled to possession of their respective dwelling units in the structure or premises by virtue of proprietary leases or otherwise, and this provision shall apply whether such corporation or association acquired or leased such structure or

by him."

premises or entered into a contract or option to do so prior to or after the effective date of this amendatory Act or unless as the holder of stock or membership acquired in the cooperative corporation or association prior to March 1, 1949, a stockholder or member was entitled to possession of a dwelling unit in the structure or premises by virtue of a proprietary lease or otherwise".

Sec. 5. Section 2 (2) (e) of such Act, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

"(e) For the purposes of this section, the term 'hotel' means an establishment operating under a hotel license and occupied by an appreciable number of persons who are provided customary hotel services such as maid service, furnishing and laundering of linen, telephone and secretarial or desk service, use and upkeep of furniture and fixtures, and bellboy service."

Sec. 6. Section 10 of such Act, as amended, is amended by striking out subsection (b) thereof.

Sec. 7. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as authorizing or permitting the recontrol of any housing accommodations which have been heretofore decontrolled.

Approved April 19, 1949.

(PUBLIC LAW 592-81st CONGRESS)
(CHAPTER 428—2D SESSION

(S. 3776)

AN ACT To amend and extend the provisions of the District of Columbia Emergency Rent

Act, as amended. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1 (b) of the District of Columbia Emergency Rent Act, as amended (D. C. Code, 1940 edition, sec. 45–1601 (b)), is hereby amended by striking out “June 30, 1950” and inserting in lieu thereof “January 31, 1951, unless the Congress shall by joint resolution insert a later date”.

Sec. 2. Section 2 of such Act is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:

“(5) (a) After June 30, 1950, the provisions of this Act shall not apply to, and no maximum rent ceiling or minimum service standards shall be prescribed for, any furnished nonhousekeeping housing accommodations which are rented as rooms without kitchen privileges or facilities for cooking (but not in a suite of two or more rooms), and when and for such period as any of the housing accommodations in any building used as a rooming house are decontrolled under this paragraph (a) the provisions of this Act shall not apply to, and no maximum rent ceilings or minimum service standards shall be prescribed for, such building.

“(b) After June 30, 1950, self-contained family units (as defined by regulations issued by the Administrator) located in hotels shall continue to be housing accommodations subject to maximum rent ceilings and minimum service standards unless the Administrator issues an order decontrolling them, or any of them, which he shall issue if he finds that such hotel is primarily engaged in furnishing accommodations for transients."

Sec. 3. Subsection (b) of section 4 of such Act is hereby amended by inserting before the period at the end thereof a colon and the following: "Provided further, That the Administrator may by order adjust the maximum rent ceiling or minimum service standard hereunder although the landlord fails to produce evidence of facts occurring in the period from January 1, 1941, to December 31, 1945, if the landlord proves circumstances which in the opinion of the Administrator excuse the failure to produce evidence of such facts”.

Approved June 30, 1950.

(401)

(PUBLIC LAW 883-81st CONGRESS)
(CHAPTER 1142—2D SESSION)

(S. J. Res. 209)

JOINT RESOLUTION To amend and extend the provisions of the District of Columbia Emergency

Rent Act, as amended. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1 (b) of the District of Columbia Emergency Rent Act, as amended (D. C. Code, 1940 edition, sec. 45–1601 (b)), is hereby amended by striking out "January 31, 1951" and inserting in lieu thereof "March 31, 1951".

Approved December 21, 1950.

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