50 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2011 Edition
Title 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
TITLE 50 - APPENDIX-WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
EMERGENCY PRICE CONTROL ACT OF 1942
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EMERGENCY PRICE CONTROL ACT OF 1942

ACT JAN. 30, 1942, CH. 26, 56 STAT. 23

Termination Date

Sections 901 to 906, 921, 922, 923 to 926, and 941 to 946 of this Appendix terminated June 30, 1947 under the provisions of act July 25, 1946, ch. 671, §1, 60 Stat. 664.

TITLE I—GENERAL PROVISIONS AND AUTHORITY

§§901 to 906. Omitted

Codification

Sections 901 to 906 were omitted as terminated.

Section 901, acts Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title I, §1, 56 Stat. 23; Oct. 2, 1942, ch. 578, §7(a), 56 Stat. 767; June 30, 1944, ch. 325, title I, §101, 58 Stat. 632; June 30, 1945, ch. 214, §1, 59 Stat. 306; July 25, 1946, ch. 671, §1, 60 Stat. 664, related to purposes, time limit, and applicability of section 901 et seq. of this Appendix.

Section 901a, act Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title I, §1a, as added July 25, 1946, ch. 671, §3, 60 Stat. 664, related to purposes and policies of decontrol during transition period. Subsec. (h) of section 1a of act Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title I, as added July 25, 1946, ch. 671, §3, 60 Stat. 669, formerly classified to subsec. (h) of section 901a of this Appendix, was repealed by Pub. L. 89–554, §8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 653.

Section 902, acts Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title I, §2, 56 Stat. 24; July 16, 1943, ch. 241, §5(a), 57 Stat. 566; June 30, 1944, ch. 325, title I, §102, 58 Stat. 632; June 30, 1945, ch. 214, §§3, 4, 59 Stat. 306; July 25, 1946, ch. 671, §§4, 5, 7–10, 60 Stat. 670, 671, 673, related to regulation of prices, rents, and market and renting practices. Act Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title I, §2, 56 Stat. 24, was repealed by Pub. L. 89–554, §8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 651.

Section 903, acts Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title I, §3, 56 Stat. 27; June 30, 1944, ch. 325, title I, §103, 58 Stat. 636; June 30, 1945, ch. 214, §5(a), 59 Stat. 307, related to maximum prices of agricultural commodities.

Section 904, act Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title I, §4, 56 Stat. 28, prohibited violation of rules and regulations relating to prices, rents, and market and renting practices and disclosure or use of information otherwise than in course of official duty. Act Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title I, §4(c), 56 Stat. 28, was repealed by Pub. L. 89–554, §8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 651.

Section 905, act Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title I, §5, 56 Stat. 28, authorized Administrator to confer with groups having to do with commodities and to enter into voluntary agreements relating to purposes of section 901 et seq. of this Appendix.

Section 906, act Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title I, §6, as added July 5, 1946, ch. 671, §11, 60 Stat. 675, provided for the establishment and adjustment of maximum prices.

TITLE II—ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT

§§921 to 926. Omitted

Codification

Section 921, acts Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title II, §201, 56 Stat. 29; June 30, 1944, ch. 325, title I, §104, 58 Stat. 637, which related to the administration of section 901 et seq. of this Appendix, with provisions for Office of Price Administration under Price Administrator, regional offices, issuance of regulations and orders and transfer of functions, was omitted as terminated. Act Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title II, §201, 56 Stat. 29, was repealed by Pub. L. 89–554, §8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 651.

Section 922, acts Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title II, §202, 56 Stat. 30; June 30, 1944, ch. 325, title I, §105, 58 Stat. 637, which authorized Administrator to conduct investigations, require records and reports, and initiate contempt proceedings for violation of subpenas, and established right to specifically claim privilege against self-incrimination, was omitted as terminated. Act Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title II, §202, 56 Stat. 30, was repealed by Pub. L. 89–554, §8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 651.

Section 922a, was from appropriation acts June 28, 1944, ch. 304, title I, §101, 58 Stat. 601; July 5, 1945, ch. 271, title I, §101, 59 Stat. 415; July 23, 1946, ch. 591, title I, §101, 60 Stat. 610, which authorized Office of Price Administration employees, when designated, to administer oaths, etc., in connection with Office functions, and was not repeated in subsequent appropriation acts.

Section 922a was enacted as part of the Second Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1944, and not as part of act Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, 56 Stat. 23, known as the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942, which enacted sections 901 to 906, 921, 922, 923 to 926, and 941 to 946 of this Appendix.

Section 923, acts Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title II, §203, 56 Stat. 31; June 30, 1944, ch. 325, title I, §106, 58 Stat. 638; July 30, 1947, ch. 361, title I, §101, 61 Stat. 619, which related to protest proceedings, was omitted as terminated. Section 101 of act July 30, 1947 provided in part for the dismissal of protest under section 923 of this Appendix on the ground of laches.

Section 924, acts Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title II, §204, 56 Stat. 31; June 30, 1944, ch. 325, title I, §107, 58 Stat. 639; June 30, 1945, ch. 214, §6, 59 Stat. 308; July 30, 1947, ch. 361, title I, §101, 61 Stat. 619; June 25, 1948, ch. 646, §32(a), 62 Stat. 991; May 24, 1949, ch. 139, §127, 63 Stat. 107, authorized review of orders of the Office of Price Administrator under the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942, and created the Emergency Court of Appeals for this purpose. The Emergency Price Control Act of 1942 terminated on June 30, 1947, under the provisions of act July 25, 1946, ch. 671, §1, 60 Stat. 664. The Housing and Rent Act of 1948, act Mar. 30, 1948, ch. 161, 62 Stat. 93, classified to section 1881 of this Appendix, continued the Court for the purpose of reviewing recommendations of local advisory boards for the decontrol or adjustment of maximum rents. Later, the Defense Production Act of 1950, act Sept. 8, 1950, ch. 932, 64 Stat. 798, classified to sections 2061 to 2166 of this Appendix, continued the Court to review regulations and orders relating to price control. The Housing and Rent Act of 1948 and the Defense Production Act of 1950 both terminated, however, the Court remained in existence “to complete the adjudication of rights and liabilities incurred prior to their termination dates.” (Transcript of Proceedings of the Final Session of the Court, 299 F.2d 1.) The final decision of the Court, Rosenzweig v. General Services Administration, 1961, 299 F.2d 22, was decided on Dec. 6, 1961. A petition for rehearing was denied on Jan. 2, 1962, and a petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States was denied on Mar. 19, 1962, 82 S. Ct. 830.

The order of Chief Judge Albert B. Maris, set forth in 299 F.2d 20, provided:

“The business of this Court having been completed, it is ordered that at the expiration of 30 days from this date, if a petition for certiorari has not been filed in the Supreme Court in Case No. 676 [Rosenzweig v. General Services Administration], just decided, the acting clerk shall deliver the records and papers of the Court in his office to the General Services Administration for permanent custody as records of the Government, and shall thereupon inform the Chief Justice of the United States that the work of the Court has been completed and that the designations of the judges of the Court may therefore appropriately be terminated.

“If a petition for certiorari is filed in Case No. 676 this order shall take effect and be carried out at the expiration of 30 days after the final disposition of Case No. 676.”

In accordance with the terms of this order, the petition for certiorari having been filed, and denied Mar. 19, 1962, the Court terminated on Apr. 18, 1962.

Section 925, acts Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title II, §205, 56 Stat. 33; June 30, 1944, ch. 325, title I, §108, 58 Stat. 640; July 25, 1946, ch. 671, §§12, 13, 60 Stat. 676, 677; July 30, 1947, ch. 361, title I, §101, 61 Stat. 619, which related to enforcement and recovery of damages and penalties, was omitted as terminated.

Section 926, act Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title II, §206, 56 Stat. 35, which provided for standards, limitations, publication in Federal Register, protest and review of price schedules issued prior to the Administrator's taking of office, was omitted as terminated.

TITLE III—MISCELLANEOUS

§§941 to 946. Omitted

Codification

Sections 941 to 946 were omitted as terminated.

Section 941, act Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title III, §301, 56 Stat. 36, related to transmission of quarterly reports to Congress.

Section 942, acts Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title III, §302, 56 Stat. 36; June 30, 1945, ch. 214, §5(b), 59 Stat. 308, contained definitions of terms used in the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942, section 901 et seq. of this Appendix.

Section 943, act Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title III, §303, 56 Stat. 37, contained separability provisions.

Section 944, act Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title III, §304, 56 Stat. 37, authorized appropriations.

Section 945, act Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title III, §305, 56 Stat. 37, related to application of existing law.

Section 946, act Jan. 30, 1942, ch. 26, title III, §306, 56 Stat. 37, provided as short title for section 901 et seq. of this Appendix, “Emergency Price Control Act of 1942”.