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1859. Construction of act as repealer; classes of property not subject to allocation.

(b) Nothing contained in this title shall be construed as repealing any other laws relating to the disposition of forfeited or abandoned property, except such provisions of such laws as are directly in conflict with any provisions of this title.

(c) The following classes of property shall not be subject to allocation under sections 302, 303, or 304 of this title, but shall be disposed of in the manner otherwise provided by law:

(1) arms or munitions of war included in section 4 of title VI of the Act entitled “An Act to punish acts of interference with the 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” (40 Stat. 223), approved June 15, 1917, as amended;

(2) narcotic drugs, as defined in the Narcotic Drug Import and Export Act;

(3) firearms, as defined in the National Firearms Act; and

(4) such other classes or kinds of property as the Director, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, may deem in the public interest, and may by rules and regulations provide. (Aug. 27, 1935, title III, sec. 308, Public, No. 347, 74th Cong.)

DISPOSITION OF REAL PROPERTY THROUGH DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT 1860. Disposition of real property outside District of Columbia by Federal agencies; assignment of space by Director of Procurement; sale authorized.—That notwithstanding any other provisions of law, whenever any real property located outside of the District of Columbia, exclusive of military or naval reservations, heretofore or hereafter acquired by any Federal agency, by judicial process or otherwise in the collection of debts, purchase, donation, condemnation, devise, forfeiture, lease, or in any other manner, is, in whole or in part, declared to be in excess of its needs by the Federal agency having control thereof, or by the President on recommendation of the Secretary of the Treasury, the Director of Procurement, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, is authorized (a) to assign or reassign to any Federal agency or agencies space therein: Provided, That if the Federal agency to which space is assigned does not desire to occupy the space so assigned to it, the decision of the Director of Procurement shall be subject to review by the President; or (b) pending a sale, to lease such real property on such terms and for such period not in excess of five years as he may deem in the public interest; or (c) to sell the same at public sale to the highest responsible bidder upon such terms and after such public advertisement as he may deem in the public interest. (Aug. 27, 1935, Public, No. 351, sec. 1, 74th Cong.)

1861. Repairs or alterations authorized to be made by Director of Procurement; payment for repairs where appropriation of Procurement Division is inadequate.

Whenever after investigation it is determined by the Director of Procurement that any such real property should be used for the accommodation of any federal agency or agencies, the Director of Procurement is authorized to make any repairs thereto or alterations thereof which he deems necessary or advisable and to maintain and operate the same. To the extent that the appropriations of the Procurement Division not otherwise allocated are inadequate for such repairs, alterations, maintenance, or operation, the Director of Procurement may require each Federal agency to which space has been assigned therein pursuant to the provisions of section 1 of this Act to pay promptly by check to the Procurement Division out of its appropriation for rent, either in advance of or upon or during occupancy of such space, all or part of the estimated or actual cost of such repairs, alterations, maintenance, and operation: Provided, That the total amount so to be paid shall be determined and equitably apportioned by the Director of Procurement among the Federal agencies to whom space has been so assigned: Provided further, That the amount so charged against any Federal agency shall be computed at a rate not in excess of that paid as rent by such agency imrnediately preceding such assignment for space in lieu of which space is so assigned to it, and if it is less the difference shall be deposited in the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts: And provided further, That in the event such space is not assigned in lieu of existing space, the amount so charged shall be computed at a rate not in excess of that which the Director of Procurement determines, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, would have been paid as rent for corresponding space during the current fiscal year, and if it is less the difference shall be deposited in the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. If a Federal agency subject to this proviso disagrees with the amount the Director of Procurement so determines would have been paid as rent, the determination of the Director of Procurement shall be subject to review by the President. (Aug. 27, 1935, Public, No. 351, sec. 2, 74th Cong.)

1862. Director of Procurement authorized to procure space by lease for periods not in excess of 5 years.—The Director of Procurement, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, is further authorized to procure space by lease, on such terms and for such period not in excess of five years as he may deem in the public interest, for the housing of any Federal agency or agencies outside of the District of Columbia, except the Post Office Department, and to assign and reassign space therein in the same manner as is authorized with respect to surplus real property by section 1 of this Act, and to require the Federal agencies to whom space is assigned therein to pay the total expenditures required under such lease during its entire term in the manner specified in section 2 of this Act. (Aug. 27, 1935, Public, No. 351, sec. 3, 74th Cong.)

1863. Regulations.—The Director of Procurement, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, is authorized to make such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act. (Aug. 27, 1935, Public, No. 351, sec. 4, 74th Cong.)

1864. Federal agency defined.—The term “Federal agency”, as used in this Act, means any executive department, independent establishment, commission, board, bureau, division, or office in the executive branch, or other agency of the United States, including corporations wholly owned by the United States. (Aug. 27, 1935, Public, No. 351, sec. 5, 74th Cong.)

HOURS OF LABOR ON PUBLIC WORKS 1865. Eight-hour day on public works; river and harbor dredging; longer hours unlawful.—That the service and employment of all laborers and mechanics who are now, or may hereafter be, employed by the Government of the United States or the District of Columbia, or by any contractor or subcontractor, upon a public work of the United States or of the District of Columbia, and of all persons who are now, or may hereafter be, employed by the Government of the United States or the District of Columbia, or any contractor or subcontractor, to perform services similar to those of laborers and mechanics in connection with dredging or rock excavation in any river or harbor of the United States or of the District of Columbia, is hereby limited and restricted to eight hours in any one calendar day, and it shall be unlawful for any officer of the United States Government or of the District of Columbia, or any such contractor or subcontractor whose duty it shall be to employ, direct, or control the services of such laborers or mechanics or of such persons employed to perform services similar to those of laborers and mechanics in connection with dredging or rock excavation in any river or harbor of the United States or of the District of Columbia, to require or permit any, such laborer or mechanic or any such person employed to perform services similar to those of laborers and mechanics in connection with dredging or rock excavation in any river or harbor of the United States or of the District of Columbia, to work more than eight hours in any calendar day, except in case of extraordinary emergency: Provided, That nothing in this Act [40 U. S. C., secs. 321–323] shall apply or be construed to apply to persons employed in connection with dredging or rock excavation in any river or harbor of the United States or of the District of Columbia while not directly operating dredging or rock excavating machinery or tools, nor to persons engaged in construction or repair of levees or revetments necessary for protection against floods or overflows on the navigable rivers of the United States. (Aug. 1, 1892, sec. 1, 27 Stat. 340; Mar. 3, 1913, 37 Stat. 726; 40 U. S. C., sec. 321.)

1866. Violation of act punishable.—That any officer or agent of the Government of the United States or of the District of Columbia, or any contractor or subcontractor whose duty it shall be to employ, direct, or control any laborer or mechanic employed upon a public work of the United States or of the District of Columbia, or any person employed to perform services similar to those of laborers and mechanics in connection with dredging or rock excavation in any river or harbor of the United States or of the District of Columbia, who shall intentionally violate any provision of this Act [40 U. S. C., secs. 321-323] shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and for each and every such offense shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court having jurisdiction thereof. (Aug. 1, 1892, sec. 2, 27 Stat. 340; Mar. 3, 1913, 37 Stat. 727; 40 U. S. C., sec. 322.)

1867. Existing contracts not affected. That the provisions of this Act [40 U. S. C., secs. 321–323] shall not be so construed as to

manner apply to or affect contractors or subcontractors, or to limit the hours of daily service of laborers or mechanics engaged upon a public work of the United States or of the District of Columbia, or persons employed to perform services similar to those of laborers and mechanics in connection with

in any

dredging or rock excavation in any river or harbor of the United States or of the District of Columbia, for which contracts have been entered into prior to the passing of this Act or may be entered into under the provisions of appropriation Acts approved prior to the passage of this Act. (Aug. 1, 1892, sec. 3, 27 Stat. 340; Mar. 3, 1913, 37 Stat. 727; 40 U. S. C., sec. 323.)

1868. Public contracts to provide for 8-hour day; stipulation for penalty; inspectors to report violations; appeals; right of action in Court of Claims. That every contract hereafter made to which the United States, any Territory, or the District of Columbia is a party, and every such contract made for or on behalf of the United States, or any Territory, or said District, which may require or involve the employment of laborers or mechanics shall contain a provision that no laborer or mechanic doing any part of the work contemplated by the contract, in the employ of the contractor or any subcontractor contracting for any part of said work contemplated, shall be required or permitted to work more than eight hours in any one calendar day upon such work; and every such contract shall stipulate a penalty for each violation of such provision in such contract of five dollars for each laborer or mechanic for every calendar day in which he shall be required or permitted to labor more than eight hours upon said work; and any officer or person designated as inspector of the work to be performed under any such contract, or to aid in enforcing the fulfillment thereof, shall, upon observation or investigation, forthwith report to the proper officer of the United States, or of any Territory, or of the District of Columbia, all violations of the provisions of this Act directed to be made in every such contract, together with the name of each laborer or mechanic who has been required or permitted to labor in violation of such stipulation and the day of such violation, and the amount of the penalties imposed according to the stipulation in any such contract shall be directed to be withheld for the use and benefit of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Territory contracting by the officer or person whose duty it shall be to approve the payment of the moneys due under such contract, whether the violation of the provisions of such contract is by the contractor or any subcontractor. Any contractor or subcontractor aggrieved by the withholding of any penalty as hereinbefore provided shall have the right within six months thereafter to appeal to the head of the department making the contract on behalf of the United States or the Territory, and in the case of a contract made by the District of Columbia to the Commissioners thereof, who shall have power to review the action imposing the penalty, and in all such appeals from such final order whereby a contractor or subcontractor may be aggrieved by the imposition of the penalty hereinbefore provided such contractor or subcontractor may within six months after decision by such head of a department or the Commissioners of the District of Columbia file a claim in the Court of Claims, which shall have jurisdiction to hear and decide the matter in like manner as in other cases before said court. (June 19, 1912, sec. 1, 37 Stat. 137; 40 U.S. C., sec. 324.)

1869. Contracts excepted; work included; waiver in time of war; when penalty not to be imposed; 8-hour law not affected.—That nothing in this Act (40 U. S. C., secs. 324–325] shall apply to contracts for transportation by land or water, or for the transmission of intelligence, or for the purchase of supplies by the Government, whether manufactured to conform to particular specifications or not, or for such materials or articles as may usually be bought in open market, except armor and armor plate, whether made to conform to particular specifications or not, or to the construction or repair of levees or revetments necessary for protection against floods or overflows on the navigable waters of the United States: Provided, That all classes of work which have been, are now, or may hereafter be performed by the Government shall, when done by contract, by individuals, firms, or corporations for or on behalf of the United States or any of the Territories or the District of Columbia, be performed in accordance with the terms and provisions of section one of this Act [40 U. S. C., sec. 324). The President, by Executive order, may waive the provisions and stipulations in this Act as to any specific contract or contracts during time of war or a time when war is imminent, and until January first, nineteen hundred and fifteen, as to any contract or contracts entered into in connection with the construction of the Isthmian Canal. No penalties shall be imposed for any violation of such provisions in such contract due to any extraordinary events or conditions of manufacture, or to any emergency caused by fire, famine, or flood, by danger to life or to property, or by other extraordinary event or condition on account of which the President shall subsequently declare the violation to have been excusable. Nothing in this Act [40 U. S. C., secs. 324–325] shall be construed to repeal or modify the Act entitled “An Act relating to the limitation of the hours of daily service of laborers and mechanics employed upon the public works of the United States and of the District of Columbia " being chapter three hundred and fifty-two of the laws of the Fifty-second Congress, approved August 1, 1892, as modified by the Acts of Congress, approved February 27th, 1906, and June 30th, 1906 [40 U.S. C., secs. 321–323], or apply to contracts which have been or may be entered into under the provisions of appropriation Acts approved prior to the passage of this Act. (June 19, 1912, sec. 2, 37 Stat. 138; 40 U. S. C., sec. 325.)

ACQUISITION OF LAND IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FOR USE OF UNITED STATES

BY CONDEMNATION PROCEEDINGS

1870. Condemnation proceedings authorized; jurisdiction. That whenever the head of any executive department or independent bureau, or other officer of the United States, or any board or commission of the United States, hereinafter referred to as the acquiring authority, has been, or hereafter shall be, authorized by law to acquire real property in the District of Columbia for the construction of any public building or work, or for parks, parkways, public playgrounds, or any other public purpose, such acquiring authority shall be, and hereby is, authorized to acquire the same in the name of the United States by condemnation under judicial process whenever in the opinion of such acquiring authority it is necessary or advantageous so to do; and in every such case the Attorney General of the United States, upon the request of such acquiring authority, shall cause a proceeding in rem for such condemnation to be instituted in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, holding a special term

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