(June 20, 1936, ch. 638, § 9, formerly § 6,49 Stat. 1560; Aug. 3, 1954, ch. 655, § 4(f),68 Stat. 664; renumbered § 9 and amended Pub. L. 93–516, title II, §§ 206,
207,Dec. 7, 1974, 88 Stat. 1626, 1628; Pub. L. 93–651, title II, §§ 206,
207,Nov. 21, 1974, 89 Stat. 2–11, 2–13; Pub. L. 96–88, title III, § 301(a)(4)(B), title V, § 507,Oct. 17, 1979, 93 Stat. 678, 692.)
The content of Pub. L. 93–516
, including provisions of sections
207 thereof which amended and renumbered this section, were originally contained in H.R. 14225
, 93rd Congress, Second Session, which was pocket-vetoed during the 31-day intrasession adjournment of the 93rd Congress for the Congressional elections in November, 1974. See 1974 Amendment note below.
Pursuant to an order of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Kennedy v. Jones, D.C.D.C. 1976, 412 F.Supp. 353) H.R. 14225
was deemed to have become law without the approval of the President on Nov. 21, 1974, and was given the designation Pub. L. 93–651
. Therefore, for purposes of codification, this section should be deemed to have been amended and renumbered by Pub. L. 93–651
, title II, §§ 206,
207,Nov. 21, 1974, 89 Stat. 2–11
, 2–13, in exactly the same manner as it was amended and renumbered by Pub. L. 93–516
1974—Pub. L. 93–516
, § 207, replaced letter designations with number designations, inserted definitions of “Commissioner”, “vending facility”, and “vending machine income”, and in definition of “blind person” substituted provisions that such person meant a person whose central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses or whose visual acuity, if better than 20/200, is accompanied by a limit to the field of vision in the better eye to such a degree that its widest diameter subtends an angle of no greater than twenty degrees, and that in determining whether a person is blind, there shall be an examination by a physician skilled in diseases of the eye, or by an optometrist, whichever the individual shall select, for provisions that such person meant a person having not more than 10 per centum visual acuity in the better eye with correction and that such blindness shall be certified by a duly licensed ophthalmologist, in definition of “United States” inserted reference to Puerto Rico, in definition of “State” inserted reference to Puerto Rico, and in definition of “Federal property” inserted reference to Department of Defense and United States Postal Service. An identical amendment was made by Pub. L. 93–651
. See Codification note above.
1954—Subsecs. (d), (e). Act Aug. 3, 1954, added subsecs. (d) and (e).
Effective Date of 1954 Amendment
Amendment by act Aug. 3, 1954, effective July 1, 1954, see section 8 of act Aug. 3, 1954.
Transfer of Functions
“Secretary of Education” substituted for “Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare” in par. (4) pursuant to sections 301(a)(4)(B) and 507 ofPub. L. 96–88
which are classified to sections
of this title and which transferred all functions of Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under this chapter to Secretary of Education.
For transfer of functions and offices of Secretary and Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, including Rehabilitation Services Administration and Commissioner thereof, to Secretary and Department of Education, and for delegation of certain functions of Secretary of Education under this chapter to Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, see sections
of this title.