61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1ST SESS.-CHS. 437, 438-AUG. 1 , 1947 to local school agencies requiring assistance that have received during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, Federal contributions administered by him for the maintenance and operation of their school facilities. Appropriations and existing appropriations heretofore authorized (to the Federal Works Administrator) for similar purposes are hereby authorized to carry out the purposes of this Act. The amount here- inbefore authorized shall not exceed the sum of $5,000,000 for the year ending June 30, 1948. Approved August 1, 1947. [CHAPTER 438] AN ACT To provide for the orderly transaction of the public business in the event of the death, resignation, or separation from office of regional disbursing officers of the Treasury Department. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the orderly transaction of the public business in the event of the death or of the resignation or separation from office of the Chief Disbursing Officer", approved December 24, 1942 (56 Stat. 1086; U. S. C., 1940 edition, Supp. V, title 5, sec. 249b), is hereby amended to read as follows: "That in case of the death or of the resignation or separation from office of the Chief Disbursing Officer or any regional disbursing officer of the Division of Disbursement, Treasury Department, the accounts of such Chief Disbursing Officer or regional disbursing officer may be continued and payments made in his name by an Assistant Chief Disbursing Officer designated by the Secretary of the Treasury or by an assistant regional disbursing officer designated by the Secretary of the Treasury or designated by an official of the Treasury Depart- ment authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury to make such desig- nation, for a period of time not to extend beyond the last day of the second month following the month in which such death, resignation, or separation shall occur. Such accounts and payments shall be allowed, audited, and settled in the General Accounting Office, and the checks signed in the name of the former Chief Disbursing ()llicer or regional disbursing officer shall be honored by the I'relstlrer of the United States, in the same manner as if the former Chief I)is- bursing officer or regional disbursing officer had continued in oflice. The former Chief Disbursing Officer or regional disbursing officer, his estate, or the surety on his official bond, shall not be subject to any legal liability or penalty for the official acts and defaults of the Assist- ant Chief Disbursing Officer or assistant regional disbursing officer acting in the name or in the place of the former Chief Disbursing Officer or regional disbursing officer under this Act, but the Assistant Chief Disbursing Officer or the assistant regional disbursing officer, and his surety, shall be responsible therefor under his bond. The bond of the Acting Chief Disbursing Officer or acting regional dis- bursing officer shall be an amount at least equal to the minimum amount of the bond required of the Chief Disbursing Officer or the regional disbursing officer, respectively. The Secretary of the Treas- ury may, from time to time, require the Assistant Chief Disbursing Officer, or the assistant regional disbursing officer, to renew and increase his bond to the United States." Approved August 1, 1947. 717 Appropriations au- thorized. Ante, p. 697. August 1, 147 IS. 907] [Public Law 318] Treasury Depart- men t. Chief Disbursing Officer or regional dis- bursing officer. Continuation of ac- counts in case of death, etc. Liability for official acts. Bond.