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60 STAT.] 79TH GONG., 2D SESS.-CH. 951-AUG. 10, 1946 the Administrator estimates the State will be entitled to receive under this title for each calendar quarter; reduced or increased, as the case may be, by any sum by which the Administrator finds that his estimates for any prior calendar quarter were greater or less than the amounts which should have been paid to the State. The amount of such pay- ments may be determined by such statistical, sampling, or other method as may be agreed upon by the Administrator and the State agency. "(c) The Administrator shall from time to time certify to the Secretary of the Treasury for payment to each State the sums payable to such State under this section. The Secretary of the Treasury, prior to audit or settlement by the General Accounting Office, shall make payment, at the time or times fixed by the Administrator, in accordance with certification, from the funds for carrying out the purposes of this title. Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, no com- pensation shall be paid to any individual pursuant to this title with respect to unemployment occuring prior to the date when funds are made available for such payments. "(d) All money paid to a State under this section shall be used solely for the purposes for which it is paid; and any money so paid which is not used for such purposes shall be returned to the Treasury upon termination of the agreement or termination of the reconversion period, whichever first occurs. "(e) An agreement under this title may require any officer or employee of the State certifying payments or disbursing funds pur- suant to the agreement, or otherwise participating in its performance, to give a surety bond to the United States in such amount as the Administrator may deem necessary, and may provide for the payment of the cost of such bond from appropriations for carrying out the purposes of this title. "(f) No person designated by the Administrator, or designated pursuant to an agreement under this title, as a certifying officer shall, in the absence of gross negligence or intent to defraud the United States, be liable with respect to the payment of any compensation certified by him under this title. "(g) No disbursing officer shall, in the absence of gross negligence or intent to defraud the United States, be liable with respect to any payment by him under this title if it was based upon a voucher signed by a certifying officer designated as provided in subsection (f). "PENALTIES "SEc. 1306. (a) Whoever, for the purpose of causing any compen- sation to be paid under this title or under an agreement thereunder where none is authorized to be so paid, shall make or cause to be made any false statement or representation as to any wages paid or received, or whoever makes or causes to be made any false statement of a material fact in any claim for any compensation authorized to be paid under this title or under an agreement thereunder, or whoever makes or causes to be made any false statement, representation, affidavit, or document in connection with such claim, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both. "(b) Whoever shall obtain or receive any money, check or compen- sation under this title or an agreement thereunder, without being entitled thereto and with intent to defraud the United States, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both. "(c) Whoever willfully fails or refuses to furnish information which the Administrator requires him to furnish pursuant to authority 985 Certification of sums payable. Use. Surety bond. Liability of certify- ing officer. Liability of disburs ing officer. False statement or representaton. Intent to dfraud. Fane, etc., to fur- nish Itfclemtin.