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230 June 3, 1946 [H. R. 5504] [Public Law 395] Bankruptcy Act of 1898, amendment. 47 Stat. 1471. 11 U. S. C., Supp. V, §203 (c). June 4, 1946 [H. R . 3370] [Public Law 396] National School Lunch Act. Post, p. 231 . PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 280 , 281 -JUNE 3, 4 , 1946 [CHAPTER 280] AN ACT [60 STAT. To amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States", approved July 1, 1898, and Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 75 (c) (U. S . C., title 11, sec. 203) of the Act of July 1, 1898, entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States", as amended, be and is amended to read as follows: "(c) At any time prior to March 31, 1947, a petition may be filed by any farmer, stating that the farmer is insolvent or unable to meet his debts as they mature and that it is desirable to effect a composi- tion or an extension of time to pay his debts. The petition or answer of the farmer shall be accompanied by his schedules. The petition and answer shall be filed with the court, but shall, on request of the farmer or creditor, be received by the conciliation commissioner for the county in which the farmer resides and promptly transmitted by him to the clerk of the court for filing. If any such petition is filed, an order of adjudication shall not be entered except as provided hereinafter in this section." Approved June 3, 1946. [CHAPTER 281] AN ACT To provide assistance to the States in the establishment, maintenance, operation, and expansion of school-lunch programs, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,That this Act may be cited as the "National School Lunch Act". DECLARATION OF POIaOY SEC. 2. It is hereby declared to be the policy of Congress, as a measure of national security, to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation's children and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities and other food, by assisting the States, through grants-in-aid and other means, in providing an adequate supply of foods and other facilities for the establishment, maintenance, operation, and expansion of nonprofit school-lunch programs. APPROPRIATIONS AUTHORIZED SEC. 3. For each fiscal year, beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as may be necessary to enable the Secretary of Agriculture (hereinafter referred to as "the Secretary") to carry out the provisions of this Act. APPORTIONMENTS TO STATES SEC. 4. The sums appropriated for any fiscal year pursuant to the authorization contained in section 3 of this Act, excluding the sum specified in section 5, shall be available to the Secretary for supply- ing, during such fiscal year, agricultural commodities and other foods for the school-lunch program in accordance with the provisions of this Act. The Secretary shall apportion among the States during each fiscal year not less than 75 per centum of the aforesaid funds