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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 82, 83-MAR . 8, 1946 Contracts. 58 Stat. 787. 50U. S.C.,upp.V, app. § 1657. Eligibility to en- gage in coastwise trade. 41 Stat. 999 . 46 U.S.C., Supp.V, §883 note. Receipts and expen- ditures. 49 Stat. 1986, 1987, 1988, 2016 . 46U.S.C. j§1111 (d) 1114 (b), 1117,1119 (a), 1244 (c). March 8, 1946 [H. R. 45711 [Public Law 3221 60 U. S. C.. Supp. V, app. §616-918. Post, p. 926 . 50 U.§ 1- 31; Supp. V, apD. 1 3 el seq. Post, pp. 64 ,182 418, 925,944. Return of property. Owner, etc. any vessel authorized to be sold or chartered under this Act, and to install therein such special features, as may be necesary or advisable to make such vessel suitable for commercial operation on trade routes or services or comparable as to commercial utility to other such vessels of the same general type. (b) The provisions of section 202 of the War Mobilization and Reconversion Act of 1944 shall not apply to contracts of the Commis- sion for or relating to construction of ships. (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920, as amended (U. S . C., title 46, sec. 883), no vessel sold or chartered by the Commission under this Act to a citizen of the United States shall be prohibited from engaging in the coastwise trade of the United States while owned by or chartered to such citizen or citizen successors in interest merely because it was under foreign registry on or after May 27, 1941, and prior to its sale or charter under this Act to such citizen, if it is otherwise entitled under the laws of the United States to engage in such trade. (d) All moneys received by the Commission under this Act shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of miscellaneous receipts. The provisions of sections 201 (d), 204 (b), 207, 209 (a), and 905 (c) of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended, shall apply to all activities and functions which the Commission is authorized to perform under this Act. REPORTS SEC. 13. The Commission shall on July 1, 1946, and every three months thereafter, make a report to Congress with respect to all activities or transactions under this Act which have not been covered by any previous such report. TERMINATION DATE SEC. 14. No contract of sale or of charter shall be made under this Act after December 31, 1947. Approved March 8, 1946. [CHAPTER 83] AN ACT To amend the First War Powers Act, 1941. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the First War Powers Act, 1941 (55 Stat. 838), is hereby amended by adding at the end of title III thereof the following: "SEC. 304. The Trading with the Enemy Act of October 6, 1917 (40 Stat. 411), as amended, is hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof the following section: " 'SEC. 32. (a) The President, or such officer or agency as he may designate, may return any property or interest vested i or trans- ferred to the Alien Property Custodian (othe Alien any property or interest acquired by the United States prior to December 18, 1941), or the net proceeds thereof, whenever the President or such officer or agency shall determine- "'(1) that the person who has filed a notice of claim for return, in such form as the President or such officer or agency may prescribe, was the owner of such property or interest imme- diately prior to its vesting in or transfer to the Alien Property 50 [60 STAT.