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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CHS. 507, 508 -JUNE 27, 1946 SEC. 3. With respect to the said institutions, the Commissioners of the District of Columbia shall succeed to all the powers and author- ity, and to all the duties and obligations vested in or imposed by law upon the Board of Public Welfare of the District of Columbia. Where powers are vested in or duties are imposed by existing law upon the Director of Public Welfare of the District of Columbia with respect to said institutions, such powers and duties are transferred to and shall be exercised by the Director of the Department of Correc- tions. The officers and employees and all plant and equipment, offi- cial records, furniture, and supplies of the said institutions are hereby transferred to the Department of Corrections. SEC. 4 . All rules and regulations promulgated by the Board of Public Welfare with respect to said institutions shall continue in force and effect until amended or repealed by the Department of Correc- tions with the approval of the Commissioners. SEC. 5. No contract for services or supplies made by the Board pursuant to authority granted to it by law shall be invalidated by this enactment and the unexpended balances of all appropriations here- tofore or hereafter made for the Board with respect to said insti- tutions shall become available for use by the Department of Correc- tions under the direction of the Commissioners. SEC. 6. The cost of the care and custody of persons confined in the said institutions charged with or convicted of offenses under any law of the United States not applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be charged against the department or agency of the United States primarily responsible for the care and custody of such persons in quarterly accounts to be rendered by the Disbursing Officer of the District of Columbia. The amount to be charged for such care and custody shall be ascertained by multiplying the average daily number of such persons so confined during the quarter by the per capita cost for the same quarter for all prisoners in the institu- tion where confined, excluding expenses of construction or extraor- dinary repair of buildings. The sum so derived shall be credited to the current appropriation for the maintenance and operation of such institutions. Approved June 27, 1946. [CHAPTER 508] AN ACT Authorizing the Indiana State Toll Bridge Commission to construct, maintain, and operate a toll bridge or a free bridge across the Wabash River near Mount Vernon, Indiana. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to promote interstate commerce, improve the postal service, and provide for military and other purposes, the Indiana State Toll Bridge Com- mission be, and is hereby, authorized to construct, maintain, and operate a bridge and approaches thereto across the Wabash River, at a point suitable to the interests of navigation, near Mount Vernon, Indiana, 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 limitations contained in this Act. SEC. 2 . There is hereby conferred upon the Indiana State Toll Bridge Commission all such rights and powers to enter upon lands and to acquire, condemn, occupy, possess, and use real estate and other property needed for the location, construction, maintenance, 321 Transfer of powers, duties, etc. Rules and regula- tions. Contracts for serv- ices or supplies. Cost of care and custody of persons confined to institu- tions. June 27, 1946 [Il. R. 5CI [Public Law 461) Bridge. Wabash River. 34 Stat. 84. 33 U. S. C. §5491- 498. Acquisitionoflands. 80634° --47-P . --- 21