PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 324, 326 -JULY 25, 1947 Maximum amount. Repairs and im- provements. Allowances for pri- vately owned auto- mobiles. Attendance at meet- ings. Investment in U. S . securities. Funds for personal services and printing and binding. 58 Stat. 530. D. C . Code, Supp. V, § 7-1235. Short title. July 25, 1947 [S. 15f0] IPublic Law 238] Regulation of insur- ance. 59 Stat. 33 . 15 U.S. C. § 1011- 1015. not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both: Provided further, That the above penalty clause shall be in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other provisions of existing law. SEC. 5 . Whenever in this Act an amount is specified within an appropriation for particular purposes or object of expenditure, such amount, unless otherwise specified, shall be considered as the maxi- mum amount which may be expended for said purpose or object rather than an amount set apart exclusively therefor. SEC. 6 . Work performed for repairs and improvements under appropriations contained in this Act may be by contract or otherwise, as determined by the Commissioners. SEC. 7. Appropriations in this Act shall be available, when author- ized by the Commissioners, for allowances for privately owned auto- mobiles used for the performance of official duties at not to exceed $264 per annum for each automobile, unless otherwise therein specifically provided: Provided, That the total expenditures for this purpose shall not exceed $35,000. SEC. 8. Appropriations in this Act shall be available for the pay- ment of dues and expenses of attendance at meetings of organizations concerned with the work of the District of Columbia Government, when authorized by the Commissioners: Provided, That the total expenditures for this purpose shall not exceed $3,500. SEC. 9. The Commissioners are hereby authorized in their discretion to invest and reinvest at any time in United States Government securi- ties, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury any part of the general fund, highway fund, water fund, or trust funds, of the District of Columbia, not needed to meet current expenses during the fiscal year, to deposit the interest accruing from such investments to the credit of the fund from which the investment was made, and the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to sell or exchange such securities for other Government securities, and deposit the proceeds to the credit of the appropriate fund. SEC. 10. Appropriations for necessary expenses shall be available for personal services and printing and binding and, when authorized by the Commissioners or by the purchasing officer and the auditor acting for the Commissioners, printing and binding may be performed by the District of Columbia Division of Printing and Publications without reference to fiscal-year limitations. SEC. 11 . The limitation of $42,000 contained in section 2 of the District of Columbia Appropriation Act, 1945, is hereby increased to $55,000. SEC. 12 . This Act may be cited as the "District of Columbia Appro- priation Act, 1948". Approved July 25, 1947. [CHAPTER 3261 AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to express the intent of the Congress with reference to the regulation of the business of insurance", approved March 9, 1945 (59 Stat. 33). Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the UnitedStates of America in Congressassembled, That the Act entitled "An Act to express the intent of the Congress with reference to the regulation of the business of insurance", approved March 9, 1945, is amended by striking out the words "January 1, 1948", wherever they appear in such Act, and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "June 30, 1948". Approved July 25, 1947. 448 [61 STAT.