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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 252-JUNE 30, 1939 Use of administra- tive authority to inter- fere with an election, etc. Active participation in political campaigns, etc. Penalty. Provisions deemed additional to existing law, etc. Candidate for State, etc.,offlceorcampaign manager, pay restric- tion. Report of opera- tions to Congress. 62 Stat. 809; ante, pp. 507, 578. Provseo. Existing require- ment superseded. 62 Stat. 815; ante, p. 609. Use of funds for designated purposes prohibited. Exceptions. Fundsnottobeused for designated naval or military purposes. Restriction on con- struction, etc., of penal institutions. Exception. SEC. 31. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person employed in any administrative or supervisory capacity by any agency of the Federal Government, whose compensation or any part thereof is paid from funds authorized or appropriated by this joint resolution, to use his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with an election or affecting the results thereof. While such persons shall retain the right to vote as they please and to express privately their opinions on all political subjects, they shall take no active part, directly or indirectly, in political management or in political cam- paigns or in political conventions. (b) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be immediately removed from the position or office held by him, and thereafter no part of the funds appropriated by this joint resolution shall be used to pay the compensation of such person. The provisions of this section shall be in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other provisions of existing law, or of this joint resolution. SEC. 32. No part of any appropriation in this joint resolution shall be used to pay the salary or expenses of any person in a supervisory or administrative position who is a candidate for any State, district, county, or municipal office (such office requiring full time of such person and to which office a salary or per diem attaches), in any primary, general or special election, or who is serving as a campaign manager or assistant thereto for any such candidate. SEC. 33 . Reports of the operations under the appropriations in this joint resolution and the appropriations contained in the Emer- gency Relief Appropriation Act of 1938, as supplemented by Public Resolution Numbered 1 and Public Resolution Numbered 10 of the Seventy-sixth Congress, including a statement of the expenditures made and obligations incurred by classes of projects and amounts, shall be submitted to Congress by the President on or before the 15th of January in each of the next two regular sessions of Congress: Provided, That such reports shall be in lieu of the report required by section 21 of said Act of 1938 as amended by said Public Resolution Numbered 1. SEC. 34. No funds appropriated in this joint resolution, whether administered by the Federal Government or by the States or local governmental agencies from funds contributed in whole or in part by the Federal Government, shall be used by any Federal, State, or other agency to purchase, establish, relocate, or expand mills, factories, or plants which would manufacture or produce for sale articles, commodities, or products (other than those derived from the first processing of sweetpotatoes) in competition with existing industries. This section shall not apply to municipal electric plants in communities not now adequately served at reasonable rates. SEC. 35. None of the funds appropriated by this joint resolution shall be used for the manufacture, purchase, or construction of any naval vessel, any armament, munitions, or implement of war for military or naval forces, and no funds herein appropriated or authorized shall be diverted or allocated to any other department or bureau for such purpose. SEC. 36. No part of the funds made available in this joint resolu- tion shall be loaned or granted, except pursuant to an obligation incurred prior to the date of the enactment of this joint resolution, to any State, or any of its political subdivisions or agencies, for the purpose of carrying out or assisting in carrying out any program or project of constructing, rebuilding, repairing, or replanning its penal or reformatory institutions, unless the President shall find that the projects to be financed with such loan or grant will not cause or promote competition of the products of convict labor with the products of free labor. 938 [53 STAT.