PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 544 -JULY 9, 1946 42 Stat. 1488. 5U..C.§661; Supp. V, § 661 et seq. Ante, pp. 216,219. National Confer- ence of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. D. C. Code 1 1-902 to 1-905 Pot, p . 61B. From the highway fund: All sums appropriated under District debt service and public works designated as payable from the highway fund; and From the water fund: All sums appropriated under public works and Washington aqueduct, designated as payable from the water fund; namely: GENERAL ADMINISTRATION For all expenses necessary for the offices named under this general head, including, in addition to the objects specified respectively under each head, personal services; lawbooks, books of reference, periodicals, and newspapers; and printing and binding: Executive office, plus so much as may be necessary to compensate the Engineer Commissioner at such rate in grade 8 of the professional service of the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, as may be deter- mined by the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia, hereafter in this Act referred to as the Commissioners; $11,910 for examination of estimates of appropriations without regard to the civil-service and classification laws; $250 to aid in support of the Na- tional Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; general advertising in newspapers and legal periodicals in the District of Co- lumbia but not elsewhere, unless the need for advertising outside the District of Columbia shall have been specifically approved by the Commissioners, including notices of public hearings, publication of orders and regulations, tax and school notices, and notices of changes in regulations; and $20,000 for expenses in case of emergency, such as riot, pestilence, public insanitary conditions, flood, fire, or storm, and for expenses of investigations; $195,300: Provided, That the certifi- cate of the Commissioners shall be sufficient voucher for the expendi- ture of $1,500 of this appropriation for such purposes as they may deem necessary. Office of the corporation counsel, including extra compensation for the corporation counsel as general counsel of the Public Utilities Commission; $4,500 for the settlement of claims not in excess of $250 each, approved by the Commissioners in accordance with the Act ap- proved February 11, 1929 (45 Stat. 1160), as amended by the Act ap- proved June 5, 1930 (46 Stat. 500); and judicial expenses, including witness fees and expert services, in District of Columbia cases before the courts of the United States and of the District of Columbia; $174,200. Board of Tax Appeals, $17,800. FISCAL SERVICE For all expenses necessary for the offices named under this general head, including, in addition to the objects specified respectively under each head, personal services; books of reference, periodicals, and newspapers; and printing and binding: Assessor's office, including advertising notice of taxes in arrears July 1, 1946, to be reimbursed by a charge of 75 cents for each lot or piece of property advertised, $461,400: Provided, That this appro- priation shall not be available for the payment of advertising the de- linquent tax list for more than once a week for two weeks in the reg- ular issue of one newspaper published in the District of Columbia. Collector's office, including refunding, wholly or in part, erroneous payments of taxes, special assessments, school tuition charges, pay- ment for lost library books, rents, fines, fees, or collections of any character, which have been erroneously covered into the Treasury to the credit of the general fund, including the refunding of fees paid 502 [60 STAT.