Vol. V, Laws     (Compiled from December 22, 1927 to June 29, 1938)

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Chapter 471
June 12, 1930.  |  [H.J. Res. 181.] 46 Stat., 580.

Joint Resolution To amend a joint resolution entitled “Joint resolution giving to discharged soldiers, sailors, and marines a preferred right of homestead entry,” approved February 14, 1920, as amended January 21, 1922, and as extended December 28, 1922
Section 2

Margin Notes
Chap. 471 Public Lands. Homestead and desert lands.
Chap. 471 41 Stat., 434, amended, vol. 4, 1191.
Chap. 471 42 Stat., 358, 1067, amended, vol. 4, 333.
Chap. 471 Honorably discharged soldiers, etc., of any war allowed advance entry.
Chap. 471 Provisos. Spanish-American war period.
Chap. 471 Extended to citizens who served with allies during World War upon resuming citizenship.
Chap. 471 Persons excluded.
Sec. 2 Secretary of Interior to carry out provisions of Act.

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Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a joint resolution entitled “Joint resolution giving to discharged soldiers, sailors, and marines a preferred right of homestead entry,” approved February 14, 1920, as amended by a joint resolution approved January 21, 1922, and as extended by joint resolution approved December 28, 1922, be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:

“That hereafter, for the period of ten years following February 14, 1930, on the opening of public or Indian lands to entry, or the restoration to entry of public lands therefore withdrawn from entry, such opening or restoration shall, in the order therefor, provide for a period of not less than ninety days before the general opening of such lands to disposal in which officers, soldiers, sailors, or marines who have served in the Army or Navy of the United States in any war, military occupation, or military expedition and been honorably separated or discharged therefrom or placed in the Regular Army or Naval Reserve shall have a preferred right of entry under the homestead or desert land laws, if qualified thereunder, except as against prior existing valid settlement rights and as against preference rights conferred by existing laws or equitable claims subject to allowance and confirmation: Provided,That for the purposes of this resolution, the war with Spain shall be considered to include the period from April 21, 1898, to July 4, 1902: Provided further, That the same preference rights are hereby extended to apply to those citizens of the United States who served with the allied armies during the World War and who were honorably discharged, upon their resumption of citizenship in the United States, provided the service with the allied armies shall be similar to the service with the Army of the United States for which recognition is granted in this joint resolution: Provided further, That the rights and benefits conferred by this joint resolution shall not extend to any person who, having been drafted for service under the provisions of the Selective

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Service Act, shall have refused to render such service or to wear the uniform of such service of the United States.”

SEC. 2.

That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to make any and all regulations necessary to carry into full force and effect the provisions hereof.

Approved, June 12, 1930.

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