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PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

82 STAT. I

PUBLIC LAW 90-257-FEB. 15, 1968

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(b) In cases where an annuity is payable in the month before the month with respect to which increases in benefits under title II of the Social Security Act provided for by the Social Security Amendments of 1967 become effective in an amount determined under the Railroad Retirement Act, other than under the first proviso of section 3(e) of such Act, the provisions of this Act shall be presumed, in the absence of a claim to the contrary, to provide a higher amount of increase in the annuity than the provisions of the Social Security Amendments of 1967 would provide as an increase in the amount determined under the first proviso of section 3(e) of the Railroad Retirement Act. (c) All recertifications required by reason of the amendments made by this title shall be made by the Railroad Retirement Board without application therefor.

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TITLE II — AMENDMENTS TO THE R A I L R O A D UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT SEC. 201. (a)(1) Section l (k) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act is amended by striking out "or which is included in ^t ^'^*- ^^^'^

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a maternity period" and inserting in lieu thereof ", or, with respect 45 USC 35:1. to a female employee, a calendar day on which, because of pregnancy, miscarriage, or the birth of a child, (i) she is unable to work or (ii) working would be injurious to her health". (2) The said section l (k) is further amended by striking out from ^° ^*^*- ^^^^• the first proviso "$750" and inserting in lieu thereof "$1,000". (b) Section 1(1) of such Act is amended by redesi^iating subsections ^° ^*^*" ^^^' " (1) " and "(1)(1) " a s " (l)(1) " and"(1)(2)", respectively; by striking out from subsection (1)(2), as redesignated, "and the term 'statement of maternity sickness' means a statement with respect to a maternity ]>eriod of a female employee, in each case"; and by striking out the present subsection (1)(2). SEC. 202. (a)(1) The first paragraph of section 2(a) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act is amended by striking out (i) "(other " ^ ^^^ ^^2^ than a day of sickness in a maternity period)"; and (ii) ", and (iii) for each day of sickness in a maternity period". (2) The said section 2(a) is further amended by striking out the third paragraph thereof. (3) The said section 2(a) is further amended by striking out the first line from the table thereof; by striking out "5.50", "6.00", "6.50", "7.00", "7.50", "8.00", "8.50", "9.00", "9.50" and "10.20" and inserting in lieu thereof "$8.00", "8.50", "9.00", "9.50", "10.00", "10.50", "11.00'^ "11.50", "12.00" and "12.70", respectively; and by striking from the proviso "$10.20" and inserting in lieu thereof "$12.70". (b)(1) Section 2(c) of such Act is amended by striking out ", other than days of sickness in a maternity period," wherever it appears; by inserting "and" after "base year;" where it first appears, and by striking out "; and the total amount of benefits which may be paid to an employee for days of sickness in a maternity period shall in no case exceed the employee's compensation in the base year on the basis of which the employee was determined to be qualified for benefits in such maternity period". (2) The said section 2(c) is further amended (i) by striking out "leave work without good cause or voluntarily retire" from the second proviso and inserting in lieu thereof the follownng: "retire and (in a case involving exhaustion of rights to benefits for days of unemployment) did not voluntarily leave work without good cause"; (ii) by inserting after the words "normal benefits for days of unemployment", the first time they appear in the second proviso, the following: "^or days