15 U.S. Code Chapter 14 - RECONSTRUCTION FINANCE CORPORATION
Abolition of Reconstruction Finance Corporation
Reconstruction Finance Corporation was abolished and remaining functions transferred to Housing and Home Finance Agency, Administrator of General Services, Administrator of Small Business Administration, and Secretary of Commerce, such transfer including assets and liabilities, administrative property, personnel, funds, and records, pursuant to 1957 Reorg. Plan No. 1, eff. June 30, 1957, 22 F.R. 4633, 71 Stat. 647, set out in Appendix II of title 5, Government Organization and Employees. The Plan provided for retirement of capital stock and payment of all unused funds into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts and required a final report by Secretary of Treasury not later than June 30, 1959. Powers of the Corporation relating to loans and advances were terminated at close of business on sixtieth day after July 30, 1953, through amendment of former section 604 (f) of this title by act July 30, 1953, ch. 282, title I, § 102(b),67 Stat. 230. Consequential liquidation of assets, winding up of affairs, and dissolution of the Corporation and cancellation and retirement of its capital stock were required under former section 608 of this title. Former section 609 of this title required such liquidation, winding up of affairs, and dissolution by Secretary of Treasury where such action had been initiated but not completed by close of business on June 30, 1954.REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 1 OF 1957 Eff. June 30, 1957, 22 F.R. 4633, 71 Stat. 647 Prepared by the President and transmitted to the Senate and the House of Representatives in Congress assembled, April 29, 1957, pursuant to the provisions of the Reorganization Act of 1949, approved June 20, 1949, as amended [see 5 U.S.C. 901 et seq.]. ABOLITION OF THE RECONSTRUCTION FINANCE CORPORATION
Section 1. Definitions
As used in this reorganization plan:
(a) The term “Corporation” means the Reconstruction Finance Corporation.
(b) The term “remaining functions” means (1) all functions of the Corporation, (2) except as otherwise provided in subsections (b) and (c) ofsection 6 of this reorganization plan, all functions of the Secretary of the Treasury under section 10 of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 609), and (3) all functions of the Secretary of the Treasury under sections 102 and 106(b) of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Liquidation Act (67 Stat. 230, 231), as amended [section 603 andsection 609 note of this title].
(c) The term “transferees” means the Housing and Home Finance Administrator, the Administrator of General Services, the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, and the Secretary of the Treasury.
Sec. 2. Transfer of Functions
(a) There are hereby transferred to the Housing and Home Finance Administrator the remaining functions with respect to or arising out of (1) the securities and obligations of, loans made to, and contracts or other agreements with, States, municipalities, political subdivisions thereof, public agencies, boards, commissions or other public bodies, and (2) loans, securities and obligations acquired in connection with programs of financial assistance for drainage and irrigation projects.
(b) There are hereby transferred to the Administrator of General Services the remaining functions with respect to or arising out of (1) the affairs of the Smaller War Plants Corporation which were transferred to the Corporation pursuant to Executive Order No. 9665 of December 27, 1945 (11 F.R. 3) and section 207 of Public Law 132—80th Congress 61 Stat. 209), (2) the national defense, war and reconversion activities with respect to which notes of the Corporation were cancelled pursuant to the provisions of Title II of Public Law 860—80th Congress (62 Stat. 1187), and (3) activities of the RFC Price Adjustment Board and the functions transferred to the Corporation by Executive Order No. 9841 of April 23, 1947 (12 F.R. 2645).
(c) Except as otherwise provided in sections 2(d)(1) and 2(d)(2) of this reorganization plan (relating to financial assistance to railroads, etc., and to Schedule A hereto annexed), there are hereby transferred to the Administrator of the Small Business Administration the remaining functions with respect to or arising out of programs of financial assistance to business enterprises and to victims of floods or other disasters.
(d) There are hereby transferred to the Secretary of the Treasury all functions of the Corporation not otherwise transferred by the provisions of this reorganization plan, including, but not limited to, all functions of the Corporation with respect to or arising out of (1) programs of financial assistance to railroad companies, financial institutions, and insurance companies, (2) the obligations and loans listed in Schedule A hereto annexed, and (3) the War Damage Corporation.
(e) The foregoing transfers include the transfer to each transferee, for use in executing his respective functions thereunder, of the powers, authority, rights, and immunities now vested in or available or applicable to the Corporation for carrying out the functions transferred to the transferee under this reorganization plan.
Sec. 3. Transfer of Assets and Liabilities
The loans, obligations, securities, capital stock, and other assets pertaining to the functions transferred by section 2 of this reorganization plan (including accrued interest thereon, and property acquired in connection therewith) and the liabilities, contracts, bonds, mortgages, notes and other instruments relating thereto are hereby transferred from the Corporation to the respective transferees: Provided, however, That all assets, liabilities, and commitments relating to the functions, transferred by section 2 (a) of this reorganization plan are hereby transferred to the Revolving Fund (Liquidating Programs) established by the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1955 (68 Stat. 295) [12 U.S.C. 1701g–5].
Sec. 4. Administrative Property, Personnel, Funds and Records
In addition to the transfers made by the provisions of section 3 of this reorganization plan, there shall be transferred to the Housing and Home Finance Agency, General Services Administration, Small Business Administration, and Treasury Department so much as the Director of the Bureau of the Budget shall determine to be appropriate by reason of transfers made by sections 2 and 3 of this reorganization plan of the administrative property, personnel, records, liabilities and commitments of the Corporation or of the Office of Production and Defense Lending in the Department of the Treasury and of the authorizations, allocations, and funds available or to be made available with respect to the transferred functions (including, but in no way limiting the generality of the foregoing, the authority to issue notes or other obligations to the Secretary of the Treasury, which may be purchased by the Secretary, under section 7 of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 606), and the duty of making payments on such notes or obligations issued by or transferred to the respective transferee hereunder). In allocating the administrative expense funds applicable to the functions transferred by the provisions of this reorganization plan and said Director shall allocate and transfer to the General Services Administration as a payment on behalf of the Housing and Home Finance Agency, General Services Administration, Small Business Administration and Treasury Department such sum for rent of building space for the carrying out of the transferred functions during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1958, as the said Director shall determine. Such further measures and disposition as the Director of the Bureau of the Budget shall determine to be necessary in order to effectuate the transfers provided for in this section shall be carried out in such manner and by such agencies as the Director shall direct.
Sec. 5. Delegation of Authority
Each transferee may from time to time make such provisions as he shall deem appropriate authorizing the performance by any officer, employee, agency, or administrative unit under his jurisdiction of any function transferred to him by the provisions of this reorganization plan.
Sec. 6. Abolition of the Corporation
(a) The Corporation is hereby abolished.
(b) The Secretary of the Treasury shall retire the capital stock of the Corporation and, subject to the provisions of section 4 hereof, shall pay into the Treasury, as miscellaneous receipts, all unused funds of the Corporation.
(c) Not later than June 30, 1959, the Secretary of the Treasury shall transmit a report to the Congress, which report (1) shall cover the affairs of the Corporation up to the time of the taking effect of the provisions of this reorganization plan, and (2) shall correspond to the final report required by section 10 of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 609). The function of making the final report provided for in the said section 10 is hereby abolished.
Sec. 7. Effective Date
The provisions of this reorganization plan shall take effect at the time determined under the provisions of section 6(a) of the Reorganization Act of 1949, as amended [see 5 U.S.C. 906 (a)] or at the close of June 30, 1957, whichever is later.
This schedule annexed to Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1957 lists by name and address of the obligor or borrower the obligations and loans referred to in clause (2) of section 2(d) of such reorganization plan:
|Name of obligor or borrower||Address|
|Alaska Plywood Corp||Juneau, Alaska.|
|Alford Refrigerated Warehouse||Dallas, Tex.|
|Braun Bros. Packing Co||Troy, Ohio.|
|Chromcraft Corp||St. Louis, Mo.|
|Civic Hotel Corp||Odessa, Tex.|
|Deep Water Terminals, Inc||Brooklyn, N.Y.|
|Detroit Steel Corp||Detroit, Mich.|
|Hal Roach Studios, Inc||Culver City, Calif.|
|Hayward Woolen Co||Whitinsville, Mass.|
|The Horle Arms Co||Deep River, Conn.|
|Jack Tar of Arkansas, Inc||Hot Springs, Ark.|
|Landers Packing Co||Denver, Colo.|
|Langley Corp||San Diego, Calif.|
|Lawton Community Hotel||Lawton, Okla.|
|Lone Star Steel Co||Dallas, Tex.|
|Louisville Builders Supply Co||Louisville, Ky.|
|Lustron Corp||Columbus, Ohio.|
|Mayfair Extension, Inc||Washington, D.C.|
|New Haven Clock & Watch Co||New Haven, Conn.|
|Oregon Fibre Products, Inc||Pilot Rock, Oreg.|
|The Prudence Co., Inc||New York, N.Y.|
|Seidelhuber Steel Rolling Mills||Seattle, Wash.|
|South Water Building Corp||Rockford, Ill.|
|South Water Machinery Corp||Do.|
|Texas Consolidated Oils||Dallas, Tex.|
|Texas Frozen Foods Corp||Harlingen, Tex.|
|Waltham Watch Co||Waltham, Mass.|
|Wheland Co||Chattanooga, Tenn.|
Short Title of Act July 30, 1953, Ch. 282, Title I
Congress, in enacting the amendments to sections 603 (a) and 604 (f) of this title; the provisions set out as notes under sections 603 and 609 of this title; the provisions set out as section 459 of former Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works; and the provisions set out as notes under sections 98 and 544 of Title 50, War and National Defense, section 1929 andsections 2094 and 2261 of Appendix to title 50, provided by section 101 of such act that they should be popularly known as the “Reconstruction Finance Corporation Liquidation Act”.
Continuation of Pending Proceedings
Act July 30, 1953, ch. 282, title I, § 105,67 Stat. 231, as amended by act June 29, 1954, ch. 410, § 2(c),68 Stat. 320, provided that: “No suit, action, or other proceeding lawfully commenced by or against the Reconstruction Finance Corporation shall abate by reason of the dissolution of the Corporation; but the court may, on motion or supplemental petition filed at any time within twelve months after the date of such dissolution and showing a necessity for a survival of such suit, action, or other proceeding to obtain a settlement of the questions involved, allow the same to be maintained by or against the officer or agency of the Government performing the functions with respect to which any such suit, action, or other proceeding was commenced.”
Extension or Renewal of Loans
Pub. L. 85–536, § 4,July 18, 1958, 72 Stat. 396, provided that: “The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to further extend the maturity of or renew any loan transferred to the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to Reorganization Plan Numbered 1 of 1957 [set out as a note above], for additional periods not to exceed ten years, if such extension or renewal will aid in the orderly liquidation of such loan.”
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