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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., IST SESS.-CH. 30-MAR. 31, 1947 [CHAPTER 30] JOINT RESOLUTION March 31, 1947 To extend the powers and authorities under certain statutes with respect to the [H. J . Res. 146] distribution and pricing of sugar, and for other purposes. [Public Law 301 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) notwithstanding any other provisions of law, the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942 (56 Stat. 23); the Stabilization Act, 1942 (56 Stat. 765); title III of the Second War Powers Act, 1942 (56 Stat. 177), and the amend- ment to existing law made thereby; title XIV of the Second War Powers Act, 1942 (56 Stat. 177); and section 6 of the Act of July 2, 1940 (54 Stat. 714), all as amended and extended, shall continue in effect with respect to sugar to and including October 31, 1947, except that authority to continue inventory controls over other than house- hold users may be exercised to and including March 31, 1948: Provided, however, That- (1) the authority contained herein shall not be deemed (i) to permit the allocation or rationing of any product (other than the allocation of such product imported or brought into the con- tinental United States) unless a regulation providing for alloca- tion or rationing thereof was in effect on February 18, 1947, or (ii) to permit price control over any product unless a price- control regulation with respect thereto was in effect on February 18, 1947; (2) no person shall be subject to any criminal penalty or civil liability, under any provision of law referred to above, on account of any act or omission which is made unlawful by section 4 of this Act; (3) no provision of section 204 (d) or (e) of the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942, as amended, shall apply (i) in any proceeding, involving a regulation or order with respect to sugar, in which an injunction or other order of a court is hereafter applied for, or (ii) in any proceeding, under section 37 of the Criminal Code, which is based on a conspiracy involving any act or omission which is made unlawful by section 4 of this Act; (4) in the case of any regulation or order with respect to sugar, no protest may be hereafter filed under section 203 of the Emer- gency Price Control Act of 1942, as amended; and (5) hereafter no person shall be required to secure a license, and no license shall be issued to any person, under section 205 of the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942, as amended, for the purpose of providing for the enforcement of any regulation or order relating to sugar. (b) The Secretary of Agriculture, in exercising the powers, func- tions, and duties transferred to him by section 3 of this Act- (1) may allocate sugar without regard to the provisions of title II of the War Mobilization and Reconversion Act of 1944 (58 Stat. 787); (2) shall allocate refined sugar for home consumption at a rate of not less than thirty-five pounds per capita per calendar year, and any increase in the amount of sugar available for allo- cation in the calendar year 1947 over the amount recommended by the International Emergency Food Council for allocation to the United States for 1947 shall be allocated for home consump- tion until the allocation for such use equals fifty pounds of refined sugar per capita; and (3) shall, in a manner consistent with the maintenance of an effective national allocation and rationing program, make avail- able, for other than provisional-allotment users, not less than Sugar Control Ex- tension Act of 1947. Post, p. 922. 50U.S.C.app. § 901-946,961-971,633 . Post, p . 619. 56 Stat. 186 . 50U.S.C.app. §§ 644-644b, 701. Post, pp . 214 , 323, 946. Inventory controls. Restrictions. 56 Stat. 32; 58 Stat. 639. 50U.S.C.app. 924 (d), (e). Post, p . 619. 35 Stat. 1096. 18 U.S. C. S8. 5 Stat. 31. ) TU.S.C. app. I193. Post, p. 619. 56 Stat. 33. 50 U. S .C. app. 1925. Po.t, p. 619. Allocations, etc. , by Secretary of Agricul- ture. 50U.8.C.app. 9 1656-1660 . 35