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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 337-JULY 25, 1947 Emergency employ- ment. Jackson Hole Na- tional Monument. 57 Stat. 731. 58 Stat. 845. 5 U.S. C. §61b-ie. 60 Stat. 1097. 5 U. . a.§133y-16 note. W3Stat. 903. 5U.S.C.150. Employees engaged in personnel work. 60 Stat. 372 . Short title. Government of the United States by force or violence and accepts employment the salary or wages for which are paid from any appro- priation contained in this Act shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both: Providedfurther, That the above penalty clause shall be in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other provisions of existing law: Provided further, That in cases of emer- gency, caused by fire, flood, storm, act of God, or sabotage, persons may be employed for periods of not more than thirty days and be paid salaries and wages without the necessity of inquiring into their membership in any organization. SEC. 6. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be used directly or indirectly by way of wages, salaries, per diem or otherwise, for the performance of any new administrative function or the enforcement or issuance of any rule or regulation occasioned by the establishment of the Jackson Hole National Monument as described in Executive Proclamation Numbered 2578, dated March 15, 1943. SEC. 7. Limitations on amounts to be expended for personal services under appropriations in this Act shall not apply to lump-sum leave payments pursuant to the Act of December 21, 1944 (Public Law 525). SEC. 8.'Notwithstanding the provisions of Reorganization Plan Numbered 3 of 1946, no part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be used, transferred, or allocated for the expenses or salaries of any regional, field, or other office or committee to perform any func- tion of the Bureau of Land Management now being performed in the District of Columbia, or for the transfer or removal of any functions or duties of the said Bureau, including tract books heretofore held and administered in the District of Columbia, out of the District of Columbia, unless specific approval therefor has been given by the Congress prior to the establishment of such office or committee or prior to such transfer or removal. SEC. 9. Appropriations herein made shall be available for payment of dues, when authorized by the Secretary, for library membership in societies or associations which issue publications to members only or at a price to members lower than to subscribers who are not members. SEC. 10. Appropriations in this Act shall be available for health service programs as authorized by the Act of August 8, 1946 (Public Law 658). SEC. 11 . Not to exceed a total of $1,000,000 of the appropriations contained in this Act shall be available for expenditure for the com- pensation of employees engaged in personnel work: Provided, That for purposes of this section employees will be considered as engaged in personnel work if they spend half time or more on personnel adminis- tration consisting of recruitment and appointments, placement, posi- tion classification, training, and employee relations. TITLE II-SURPLUS APPROPRIATION RESCISSION The appropriation in the sum of $450,000 for construction and equipment of an Anthracite Research Laboratory, contained in the "Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1947", under the heading "Bureau of Mines"? is hereby carried to the surplus fund and covered into the Treasury immediately upon the approval of this Act. This Act may be cited as the "Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1948". Approved July 25, 1947. 492 [61 STAT.