PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 709-JULY 31, 1946 52 stat.0. 36 SEC. 302. Subsection 1 (j) is amended by substituting for the period ). . at the end thereof a comma and adding "maternity insurance, or sick- ness insurance". 5 Sta. 1095. 3 SEC. 303. The first paragraph of subsection 1 (k) is amended by 45U.S.C.I3W1b (k). inserting "(1)" after the phrase "section 4 of this Act,", and by sub- stituting for the colon before the phrase "Provided,however," the fol- "Dayofsickdme." lowing: "; and (2) a 'day of sickness', with respect to any employee, means a calendar day on which because of any physical, mental, psy- chological, or nervous injury, illness, sickness, or disease he is not able to work or which is included in a maternity period, and with respect to which (i) no remuneration is payable or accrues to him, and (ii) in accordance with such regulations as the Board may prescribe, a statement of sickness is filed within such reasonable period, not in excess of ten days, as the Board may prescribe :". 2stat8. 0. 51 SEC. 304. Subsection 1 (1) is amended by substituting therefor the 45U.S.C.i351 (0. following: "Benefts." "(1) The term 'benefits' (except in phrases clearly designating other payments) means the money payments payable to an employee as pro- vided in this Act, with respect to his unemployment or sickness. "Statement of sick- "(1) (1) The term 'statement of sickness' means a statement with nes.,, statement or m- respect to days of sickness of an employee, and the term 'statement of ernityies." maternity sickness' means a statement with respect to a maternity period of a female employee, in each case executed in such manner and 52tat 3a2(i). form by an individual duly authorized pursuant to section 12 (i) to Poat,p. 73 . execute such statements, and filed as the Board may prescribe by regulations. "Matetyp " (1) (2) The term 'maternity period' means the period beginning fifty-seven days prior to the date stated by the doctor of a female employee to be the expected date of the birth of the employee's child and ending with the one hundred and fifteenth day after it begins or with the thirty-first day after the day of the birth of the child, whichever is later." 52 Stat' 1C . SEC. 305 (a) The first sentence of subsection 2 (a) is amended to Daysfor whichben- read as follows: "Benefits shall be payable to any qualified employee efit payable. (i) for each day of unemployment in excess of seven during the first registration period, within a benefit year, in which he will have had seven or more days of unemployment, and for each day of unemployment in excess of four during any subsequent registration period in the same benefit year, and (ii) for each day of sickness (other than a day of sickness in a maternity period) in excess of seven during the first registration period, within a benefit year, in which he will have had seven or more such days of sickness, and for each such day of sickness in excess of four during any subsequent registration period in the same benefit year, and (iii) for each day of sickness in a maternity period." (b) Subsection 2 (a) is further amended by inserting after the word 'unemployment" in the second sentence the words "or sickness", by changing the phrase "the total amount of compensation payable to him with respect to employment" to "his total compensation with respect to employment", by substituting the following lines for the last line of the table: "$1,600 to $1,999.99 ------- ------ -
.00 $2,000 to $2,499.99--------------------------- -- - -
4.60 $2,ooo to $2,499.99-_ ._ ____ ___ ___ ....__ _. ____ .. $ 4.0 $2,500 and over ------------------------------------ ---...... 5.00"' and by adding to the subsection, after the table, the following paragraphs: Matemlty pearod. "The amount of benefits payable for the first fourteen days in each maternity period, and for the first fourteen days in a maternity period after the birth of the child, shall be one and one-half times the amount 736 [60 STAT.