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320 PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 505-507-JUNE 27, 1946 [60 STAT. ti t; June 27, 1946 [S. 1834] [Public Law 459] Bridge. Des Moines River. 34 Stat. 84 . 33U. S.C.§§491- 498. June 27, 1916 [II. it. 6 1i5] [Public Law 460i] Departmelnt of ('or- rections, 1). C. Director. Duties. Rules and regula- tions. [CHAPTER 506] AN ACT Granting the consent of Congress to the State of Iowa or the Iowa State Highway Commission to construct, maintain, and operate a free highway bridge across the Des Moines River at or near Farmington, Iowa. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress is hereby granted to the State of Iowa or Iowa State Highway Commission to construct, maintain, and operate a free high- way bridge and approaches thereto across the Des Moines River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near Farmington, Iowa, in accordance with the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters", approved March 23, 1906, and subject to the conditions and limita- tions contained in this Act. SEC. 2 . The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved. Approved June 27, 1946. [CHAPTER 507] AN ACT To create a Department of Corrections in the District of Columbia. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in (:onresr assembled, That there is hereby created in and for the District of Columbia a Department of Correc- tions to be in charge of a Director who shall be appointed by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia. SEC. 2 . Said Department of Corrections under the general direction and supervision of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia shall have charge of the management and regulation of the Work- house at Occoquan in the State of Virginia, the Reformatory at Lorton in the State of Virginia, and the Washington Asylum and Jail, and be responsible for the safekeeping, care, protection, instruc- tion. and discipline of all persons committed to such institutions. The Department of Corrections with the approval of the Commis- sioners shall have power to promulgate rules and regulations for the government of such institutions and to establish and conduct in- dustries, farms, and other activities, to classify the inmates, and to provide for their proper treatment, care, rehabilitation, and reformation. - 5 I Revised Schedule SEC. 2 . Nothing in the revised Schedule for Rating Disabilities, 1945, ies, 1945. shall be construed as requiring any reduction or discontinuance of compensation in cases rated and awarded under the Schedule of Dis- ability Ratings, 1925, or as requiring denial of entitlement to any Basis of awards. statutory award or rating, but on and after the first day of April 1946, except as to statutory awards and ratings provided under the World 43 Stat. 607; 48 Stat. War Veterans' Act, 1924, as amended, as restored with limitations by 09. 38 U. S . C . §421; the Act of March 28, 1934, Public Law 141, Seventy-third Congress, 1upp. V, § 434 et seq. Post, pp. 526,e789. as amended, awards in all cases shall be based upon the degree of disability determined in accordance with the revised schedule, 1945. SEC. 3 . The Administrator of Veterans' Affairs shall from time to time readjust the Schedule for Rating Disabilities, 1945, in accordance with experience. Approved June 27, 1946.