INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

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

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.


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Chapter 525
June 20, 1938.  | [S. 3426.] 62 Stat., 778.

An Act To authorize an appropriation for repayment to the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, a subdivision of the state of New Mexico, of the share of the said district's construction and operation and maintenance costs applicable to certain properties owned by the United States, situate in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, within the exterior boundaries of the district; to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to contract with said district for future operation and maintenance charges against said lands; to authorize appropriation for extra construction work performed by said district for the special benefit of certain Pueblo Indian lands and to authorize appropriation for construction expenditures benefiting certain acquired lands of Pueblo Indians of the State of New Mexico
Section 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Margin Notes
Chap. 525 Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District. Repayment to, of unpaid share of construction costs for conservation, etc. Appropriation authorized.
Chap. 525 Description of lands.
Sec. 2 Operation and maintenance costs for years 1934-1937, inclusive. Appropriation authorized.
Sec. 3 Agreement for payment of future operation, etc., costs.
Sec. 3 Operation, etc., charge to be on Albuquerque Indian school lands.
Sec. 4 Extra construction for special benefit of certain Indian lands. Appropriation authorized.
Sec. 5 Provisions for maintenance, newly reclaimed Pueblo Indian lands, extended.
49 Stat., 887; ante, 445.
Sec. 5 Application to lands purchased by U.S. for certain Pueblo Indians of New Mexico.
43 Stat., 636, vol. 4, 454.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriate the sum of $20,470.71 for repayment to the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, a corporate political subdivision of the State of New Mexico, of the unpaid share of the construction costs of said district for conservation irrigation, drainage, and flood control Applicable to the following-described lands in the county of Bernalillo, State of New Mexico, within the exterior boundaries of said district

One hundred and forty-two and nine one-hundredths acres in Bernalillo County, New Mexico known and described as the Lands of the Albuquerque Indian School of the Department of the Interior, United States of America,

the lands so described being owned by the United States and having been materially benefited by the construction works of the said district and the share of the costs of such construction having been determined by an appraisal of benefits made by the said district's board of appraisers at the same time and in the same manner and on the same basis as appraisals made against other lands in the said district, and the assessments made thereon by the board of commissioners of said district being the same as that made against like lands similarly situated.

SEC. 2.

That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $1539.65 for repayment to the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District for the equal and pro rata assessment for operation and maintenance costs for the years 1934, 1935, 1936, and 1937 against lands described in section 1 of this Act.

SEC. 3.

That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to enter into an agreement with the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District for the payment of future operation and maintenance costs which shall be levied and assessed against the properties described in section 1, the said agreement to provide that all assessments and levies thereunder shall be on the same equal basis as assessments and levies against other lands similarly situated of assessed in said district.

The said operation and maintenance charge to be upon all lands included within the Albuquerque Indian School in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

SEC. 4.

That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be reimbursed in accordance with existing law, the sum of $3,338.17 for repayment to the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District of the cost of extra construction works performed by the district for the special, benefit of certain Indian lands belonging to certain Pueblo Indians of New Mexico situate within the exterior boundaries of said district, such works not having been provided for in the district's approved official plan but which were constructed at the instance and request of agents of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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SEC. 5.

That the provisions of the Act of August 27, 1935 (49 Stat. 887), authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to provide by agreement with the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, a subdivision of the State of New, Mexico, for maintenance and operation on newly reclaimed Pueblo Indian lands in the Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico, reclaimed under previous Act of Congress, and authorizing an annual appropriation to pay the cost thereof for a period of not to exceed five years, are hereby extended for an additional period of five years to 1945, and the provisions of this section shall be applicable to lands purchased by the United States for certain Pueblo Indians of New Mexico under and by virtue of the Act of June 7, 1924 (43 Stat. 636), as amended.

Approved, June 20,1938.


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