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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 61 , 62-MAY 15, 1947 1Stat. 15. Wearing of decora- tions. May 15, 1947 [H. R. 275S] [Public Law 59] Washington Na- tional Airport. Power to make ar- rests. Carrying of wea- pons. Patrol by U. S. Park Police. Penalty. Depositof collateral. "That officers and enlisted men of the armed forces of the United States be, and they are hereby, authorized during the present war and for a year thereafter to accept from the governments of cobelligerent nations, neutral nations, or the other American Republics such deco- rations, orders, medals, and emblems, as may be tendered them, and which are conferred by such governments upon members of their own military forces, hereby expressly granting'the consent of Congress required for this purpose by clause 8 of section 9, article I, of the Con- stitution: Provided, That any such officer or enlisted man is hereby authorized to wear any decoration, order, medal, or emblem accepted pursuant to authority contained in this Act or heretofore accepted by such person from the government of a cobelligerent nation, neutral nation, or of an American Republic." Approved May 15, 1947. [CHAPTER 62] AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the administration of the Washington National Airport, and for other purposes", approved June 29, 1940. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congressassembled, That the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the administration of the Washington National Airport, and for other purposes", approved June 29, 1940 (54 Stat. 686), is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sections: "SEC. 4 . (a) The Administrator, and any Civil Aeronautics Admin- istration employee appointed to protect life and property on the air- port, when designated by the Administrator, is hereby authorized and empowered (1) to arrest under a warrant within the limits of the air- port any person accused of having committed within the boundaries of the airport any offense against the laws of the United States, or against any rule or regulation prescribed pursuant to this Act; (2) to arrest without warrant any person committing any such offense within the limits of the airport, in his presence; or (3) to arrest without war- rant within the limits of the airport any person whom he has reason- able grounds to believe has committed a felony within the limits of the airport. "(b) Any individual having the power of arrest as provided in subsection (a) of this section may carry firearms or other weapons as the Administrator may direct or by regulation may prescribe. "(c) The United States Park Police may, at the request of the Administrator, be assigned by the Director of the National Park Service, in his discretion, subject to the supervision and direction of the Secretary of the Interior, to patrol any area of the airport, and any members of the United States Park Police so assigned are hereby authorized and empowered to make arrests within the limits of the airport for the same offenses, and in the same manner and circum- stances, as is provided in this section with respect to employees desig- nated by the Administrator. "SEC. 5. Any person who knowingly and willfully violates any rule or regulation prescribed under this. Act shall be guilty of a misde- meanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned not more than six months, or both. "SEC. 6. The officer on duty in command of those employees desig- nated by the Administrator as provided in section 4 may accept deposit of collateral from any person charged with the violation of any rule or regulation prescribed under this Act, for appearance in court or 94 [61 STAT.