Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.
|Chap. 779||Public lands.
37 Stat., 1015, amended.
|Chap. 779||Sale at auction of dead and down timber on, outside of national forests.|
|Chap. 779||Deposit of proceeds.|
|Chap. 779||Proviso. Restriction on damaged timber on existing claims.|
|Chap. 779||Special fund of proceeds.|
|Sec. 2||Disposal of fund. If claim finally approved.|
|Sec. 2||If rejected and canceled.|
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 authorize the sale of burnt timber on the public domain," approved March 4, 1913 (Thirty-seventh Statutes at Large, page 1015). be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:
"That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized, under such rules as he may prescribe, to sell and dispose of to the highest bidder, at public auction or through sealed bids, dead or down timber, or timber which has been seriously or permanently damaged by forest fires, on any lands of the United States, outside the boundaries of national forests, including those embraced in unperfected claims under any of the public land laws, also upon the ceded Indian lands, the proceeds of all such sales to be covered into the Treasury of the United States: Provided, That such dead, down, or damaged timber upon any lands embraced in an existing claim shall be disposed of only upon the application or with the written consent of such claimant, and the money received from the sale of such timber on any such lands shall be kept in a special fund to await the final determination of the claim.
That upon the certification of the Secretary of the Interior that any such claim has been finally approved and patented, the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to pay to such claimant, his heirs, or legal representatives, the money received from the sale of such timber upon his land, after deducting
therefrom the expenses of the sale; and upon the certification of the Secretary of the Interior that any such claim has been finally rejected and canceled, the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to transfer the money derived from the sale of such timber upon the lands embraced in such claim to the general fund in the Treasury derived from the sale of public lands, unless by legislation the lands from which the timber had been removed had been theretofore appropriated to the benefit of an Indian tribe or otherwise, in which event the net proceeds derived from the sale of the timber shall be transferred to the fund of such tribe or otherwise credited or distributed as by law provided.
Approved, July 3, 1926.