61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1ST SESS.-CHS. 3 -5 --FEB . 19, 21, 1947 to any incumbent thereof without regard to the above-quoted limita- tion, in addition to any other compensation authorized by law for such position. (b) The salaries referred to in the foregoing subsection shall be payable from January 3, 1947. Approved February 19, 1947. [CHAPTER 4] JOINT RESOLUTION Providing for a more effective staff organization for standing committees of the Senate. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstanding the provisions of section 202 of the Reorganization Act of 1946, the clerical staffs of standing committees of the Senate shall be organized and compensated in the manner hereinafter provided. The annual rates of compensation for the clerical staff of each standing committee of the Senate (other than the Appropriations Com- mittee) shall be $2,000 to $8,000 for one chief clerk and one assistant chief clerk; and $2,000 to $3,720 for not to exceed four other clerical assistants. The annual rates of compensation for the clerical staff of the Appropriations Committee shall be as follows: One chief clerk and one assistant chief clerk at $5,600 to $8,000; such assistant clerks as may be necessary at $3,820 to $5,600; and such other clerical assistants as may be necessary at $2,000 to $3,720. Such compensation shall be fixed by the chairman of each such committee. Approved February 19, 1947. [CHAPTER 5] AN ACT To amend the National Service Life Insurance Act of 1940, as amended. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (a) of section 602 of the National Service Life Insurance Act of 1940, as amended is hereby amended to read as follows: "(a) Every person who is commissioned and hereafter ordered into, or who is hereafter examined, accepted, and enrolled in, the active service and while in such active service shall, upon application in writing (made within one hundred and twenty days after entrance into such active service) and payment of premiums as hereinafter pro- vided and without further medical examination, be granted insurance by the United States against the death of such person occurring while such insurance is in force." SEC. 2 . Subsection (f) of section 602 of the National Service Life Insurance Act of 1940, as amended, is hereby amended to read as follows: "(f) Such insurance may be issued on the following plans: Five- year level premium term, ordinary life, twenty-payment life, thirty- payment life, twenty-year endowment, endowment at age sixty, and endowment at age sixty-five. Level premium term insurance may be converted as of the date when any premium becomes or has become due, or exchanged as of the date of the original policy, upon payment of the difference in reserve, at any time while such insurance is in force and within the term period to any of the foregoing permanent plans of insurance: Provided, That conversion to an endowment plan may 5 February 19, 1947 [S. J. Res. 24] [Public Law 4] 60 Stat. 834. 2U.S. C.§ 72a. Rates of compensa- tion. Clerical staff of Ap- propriations Commit- tee. February 21, 1947 [H. R. 1353] [Public Law 51 54 Stat. 1009. 38U.S.C. 802(a). Persons eligible for insurance. 54 Stat. 1009. 38U.8. . 1802(f). Plans for issuance of insurance. Conversion of level premium term insur- ance. Total disability.