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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 120, 121 -APR. 8 , 9, 1946 [CHAPTER 120] ANA ACMT [60 STAT. April 8, 1946 [S. 473] Relating to pay and allowances of officers of the retired list of the Regular Navy [Public Law 337] and Coast Guard performing active duty in the rank of rear admiral. Regular Navy and Coast Guard. Pay, etc., of certain officers of retired list. April 9, 1946 IS. 1657] [Public Law 338] Transportation of personnel engaged in war effort. 50 U. S. C., Supp. V, app. §841, par. 4. Exerciseofauthority only if facilities inade- quate. 60 U. S. C., Supp. V, app. §842. Reports to Con- gress. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any officer of the retired list of the Navy or Coast Guard of the permanent grade or rank of rear admiral who is entitled to the pay of the lower half of that grade and who is, has been, or may be recalled to active duty and who in time of war or other national emergency served, serves, or may serve satisfactorily on active duty for a period of two years or more in the grade or rank of rear admiral or in a higher grade, shall be entitled when on active duty to the pay and allowances of a rear admiral of the upper half unless he is entitled under other provisions of law to higher pay and allowances, and he shall be entitled when on inactive duty to retired pay equal to 75 per centum of the pay of a rear admiral of the upper half unless he is entitled under other provisions of law to higher retired pay or allowances: Provided, That no back pay or allowances shall be held to have accrued under this Act prior to the date of its approval. Approved April 8, 1946. [CHAPTER 121] AN ACT To amend Public Law 779 of the Seventy-seventh Congress, entitled "An Act to provide for furnishing transportation for certain Government and other per- sonnel necessary for the effective prosecution of the war, and for other pur- poses", approved December 1, 1942, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) section 1, paragraph 4, of the Act of December 1, 1942 (56 Stat. 1024; 50 U. S . C., Supp. III, App. 841), entitled "An Act to provide for furnishing transportation for certain Government and other personnel necessary to provide for the effective prosecution of the war, and for other purposes", is amended to read as follows: "4. The authority herein granted the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, and the Chairman of the Maritime Com- mission shall be exercised in each case only after a determination by the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, or the Chairman of the Maritime Commission, as the case may be, that existing private and other facilities are not and cannot be ren- dered adequate by other means, and that its exercise will result in the most efficient method of supplying transportation to the personnel concerned and a proper utilization of transportation facilities." (b) Section 2 of said Act is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 2 . It shall be the duty of the Secretary of War, the Secre- tary of the Navy, and the Chairman of the Maritime Commission, respectively, to file with the Congress, within sixty days after the end of the fiscal year, a summarized report of the exercise of the authority herein granted, which report shall include (1) location, nature, and size of the plant for which transportation facilities were provided; (2) type, amount, and original cost of equipment furnished; (3) out- line of lease or charter for rented or reciprocally used equipment with total costs for period of use or operation; and (4) citation of 86