PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 324-JULY 25, 1947 Reimbursements. Ante, p . 244. Fire escapes. D. C . Code §§5-301 to 5-312. D. C . Code §55-601 to 5-615,5 -501 to 5-505. Ante, p . 244. D. C. Code §§ 7-701 to 7-705. Rates for electric street lighting. Ante, p. 244. Use of motor ve- hicles. 60 Stat. 810 , 5U. S. C. i78(c). preparation of plans and specifications shall be deducted from any allowances authorized under this paragraph: Provided, That reim- bursements may be made to this fund from appropriations contained in this Act for services rendered other activities of the District govern- ment, without reference to fiscal-year limitations on such appropria- tions. Operating expenses, Office of Superintendent of District Buildings: For expenses necessary for care of the District buildings, including rental of postage meter equipment, uniforms and caps for guards, $876,000. Capital outlay, office of superintendent of District buildings: For the purchase and installation of equipment, to convert the District building power plant from steam to electricity, $34,800. Surveyor's office: For expenses necessary for the surveyor's office, $128,700. Department of Inspections: For expenses necessary for thet Depart- ment of Inspections, including the enforcement of the Act requiring the erection of fire escapes on certain buildings (48 Stat. 843) and the removal of dangerous or unsafe and insanitary buildings (34 Stat. 157; 49 Stat. 105); such expenses to include two members of the plumbing board at $150 per annum each; two members of the board of examiners, steam engineers, at $300 per annum each (the inspec- tor of boilers to serve without additional compensation) ; $6 per diem to each member of board of survey, other than the inspector of build- ings, while actually employed in surveys of such dangerous and unsafe buildings; three members of board of special appeal; one mem- ber of motion-picture operators examing board at $300 per annum; and two members of electrical examining board at $300 per annum each; $540,860. Operating expenses, Electrical Division: For expenses necessary for the operation and maintenance of the District's communication systems, including rental, purchase2 installation, and maintenance of telephone, telegraph, and radio services; and street lighting, including the installation and maintenance of public lamps, lamp posts, street designations, lanterns, and fixtures of all kinds on streets, avenues, roads, alleys, and public spaces, part cost and maintenance of airport and airway lights necessary for operation of the air mail to be expended in accordance with the provisions of sections 7 and 8 of the District of Columbia Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1912 (36 Stat. 1008), and with the provisions of the District of Columbia Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1913 (37 Stat. 181), and other laws applicable thereto; $1,175,000: Provided, That this appropria- tion shall not be available for the payment of rates for electric street lighting in excess of those authorized to be paid in the fiscal year 1927 and payment for electric current for new forms of street lighting shall not exceed 2 cents per kilowatt-hour for current consumed. Capital outlay, Electrical Division: For expenses necessary for placing underground, relocating, and extending the telephone, police- patrol, and fire-alarm systems; and purchase of lampposts, street designations and fixtures of all kinds; $137,900. Central garage: For expenses, including the purchase of passenger motor vehicles, work cars, field wagons, ambulances, and busses and three chauffeurs for the Executive Office at $2,394 per annum each, $133,300. All motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles (including water- craft) owned by the District of Columbia shall be operated and utilized in conformity with section 5 (c) of the Act of August 2, 1946 (Public Law 600, Seventy-ninth Congress), and shall be under the direction and control of the Commissioners, who may from time to time alter or change the assignment for use thereof, or direct the alteration or 440 [61 STAT.