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79TH CONG. , 2 D SESS.-CH. 113-MAR. 28 , 1946 Act of 1926, as amended (5 U. S . C., ch. 16), and the Act of February 14, 1931, as amended (5 U. S . C . 73a), of (1) persons employed inter- mittently as consultants or experts and receiving compensation on a per diem when-actually-employed basis, and (2) persons serving in an advisory capacity or employed without compensation or at $1 per annum; except that in case of (2) above there may be allowed not to exceed $10 per diem in lieu of subsistence en route and at place of service or employment, unless a higher rate is specifically provided by law. SEC. 202. Unless otherwise specifically provided, no appropriation available for the executive departments and independent establish- ments for the fiscal year 1947 in this Act or any other Act, shall be expended- (a) To purchase any motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicle (exclusive of busses, ambulances, and station wagons), at a cost, com- pletely equipped for operation, and including the value of any vehicle exchanged, in excess of the maximum price therefor established by the Office of Price Administration and in no event more than $1,050, which amount shall be in addition to the amount required for transportation. (b) For the maintenance, operation, and repair of any Govern- ment-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 case 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 estab- lishment concerned. Any officer or employee of the Government who willfully uses or authorizes the use of any Government-owned motor- propelled passenger-carrying vehicle, or of any motor-propelled pas- senger-carrying vehicle leased by the Government, for other than official purposes or otherwise violates the provisions of this subsection shall be suspended from duty by the head of the department or estab- lishment concerned, without compensation, for not less than one month, and shall be suspended for a longer period or summarily removed from office if circumstances warrant. The limitations of this subsec- tion (b) shall not apply to any motor vehicles for official use of the President, the heads of the executive departments, Ambassadors, Min- isters, charges d'affaires, and other principal diplomatic and consular officials. SEC. 203. Excepting appropriations for the Military and Naval Establishments, no appropriation for the fiscal year 1947 in this or any other Act shall be available for the purchase, maintenance, or operation of any aircraft unless specific authority for the purchase, maintenance, or operation thereof has been or is provided in such appropriation and the acquisition of aircraft by any agency by trans- fer from another agency of the Government shall be considered as a purchase within the meaning hereof. SEC. 204. In purchasing motor-propelled or animal-drawn vehicles or tractors, or road, agricultural, manufacturing, or laboratory equip- ment, or boats, or parts, accessories, tires, or equipment thereof, the head of any executive department or independent establishment or his duly authorized representative may exchange or sell similar items and apply the exchange allowances or proceeds of sales in such cases in whole or in part payment therefor: Provided, That any transaction 44 Stat. 688 . 5U.S.C.§821; Supp. V, § 823. 46 Stat. 1103 . 5U.S.C., Supp.V, 73a. Pot,p . 807. Vehicles. Limitation on cost. Post, p . 632. Maintenance, repair, etc. "Of f icial purposes. " Purchase, etc., of aircraft. Exchange allow- ances, etc. 79 60 STAT.]