INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. VI, Laws     (Compiled from February 10, 1939 to January 13, 1971)

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PUBLIC LAWS OF THE EIGHTY-FIRST CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION, 1950-1951
Chap. 59 | Chap. 73 | Chap. 77 | Chap. 92 | Chap. 124 | Chap. 196 | Chap. 197 | Chap. 201 | Chap. 248 | Chap. 264 | Chap. 320 | Chap. 405 | Chap. 410 | Chap. 463 | Chap. 560 | Chap. 644 | Chap. 707 | Chap. 732 | Chap. 753 | Chap. 778 | Chap. 780 | Chap. 828 | Chap. 832 | Chap. 834 | Chap. 896 | Chap. 912 | Chap. 947 | Chap. 972 | Chap. 995 | Chap. 1004 | Chap. 1052 | Chap. 1120 | Chap. 1124 | Chap. 1121 | Chap. 1192 | Chap. 1194

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Chapter 196
May 24, 1950 [H.R. 1354] |  [Public Law 524] 64 Stat. 189

AN ACT
To provide for a per capita payment from funds in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Indians of California.
Section 2

Margin Notes
Chap. 196 Indians of California.
Chap. 196 Revision of roll.
Chap. 196 190
Sec. 2 Per capita payments.
Sec. 2 Withdrawal of fund authorized.
Sec. 2 59 Stat. 94.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress asembled, That section 7 of the Act of May 18, 1928 (45 Stat. 602), as amended by the Act of April 29, 1930 (46 Stat. 259), and by the Act of June 30, 1948 (62 Stat. 1166), is hereby further amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 7. The Secretary of the Interior, under such regulations as he may prescribe, is hereby authorized and directed to revise the roll of the Indians of California, as defined in section 1 of this Act, which was approved by him on May 16, 1933, in the following particulars: (a) By adding to said roll the names of persons who filed applications for enrollment as Indians of California on or before May 18, 1932, and who, although determined to be descendants of the Indians residing in the State of California on June 1, 1852, were denied enrollment solely on the ground that they were not living in the State of California on May 18, 1928, and who were alive on the date of the approval of this Act; (b) by adding to said roll the names of persons who are descendants of the Indians residing in the State of California on June 1, 1852, and who are the fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, uncles, or aunts of persons whose names appear on said roll, and who were alive on the date of the approval of this Act, irrespective of whether such fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, uncles, or aunts were living in the State of California on May 18, 1928; (c) by adding to said roll the names of persons born since May 18, 1928, and living on the date of the approval of this Act, who are the children or other descendants of persons whose names appear on said roll, or of persons whose names are

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eligible for addition to said roll under clauses (a) or (b) of this section, or of persons dying prior to the date of the approval of this Act, whose names would have been eligible for addition to said roll under clauses (a) and (b) of this section if such persons had been alive on the date of the approval of this Act; and (d) by removing from said roll the names of persons who have died since May 18, 1928, and prior to the date of the approval of this Act. Persons entitled to enrollment under clause (a) of this section shall be enrolled by the Secretary of the Interior without further application. Persons claiming to be entitled to enrollment under clauses (b) or (c) of this section shall, within one year after the approval of this amendment, make an application in writing to the Secretary of the Interior for enrollment, unless they have previsously filed such an application under the amendment to this section made by the Act of June 30, 1948 (62 Stat. 1166). The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare not less than five hundred copies of an alphabetical list of the Indians of California whose names appear on the roll approved on May 16, 1933, giving the name, address, and age at time of enrollment of each such enrollee, together with such other factual information, if any, as the Secretary may deem advisable as tending to identify each enrollee, and shall distribute copies of this list to the various communities of California Indians. The Indians of California in each community may elect a committee of three enrollees who may aid the enrolling agent in any matters relating to the revision of said roll. After the expiration of the period allowed by this section for filing applications, the Secretary of the Interior shall have six months to approve and promulgate the revised roll of the Indians of California provided for in this section. Upon such approval and promulgation, the roll shall be closed and thereafter no additional names shall be added thereto.”

SEC. 2.

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 6 of the Act of May 18, 1928 (45 Stat. 602), the Secretary of the Interior, under such regulations as he may prescribe, is hereby authorized and directed to distribute per capita the sum of $150 to each Indian of California living on the date of the approval of this Act, who is now or may hereafter be enrolled under sections 1 and 7 of said Act of May 18, 1928, as amended by section 1 of this Act. The Secretary of the Interior may, in his discretion, make such distribution from time to time to persons on the roll of the Indians of Califonria approved on May 16, 1933, as he identifies such enrolless, before the completion of the revised roll provided for in section 1 of this Act. The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to withdraw from the fund on deposit in the Treasury of the United States arising from the judgment in favor of the Indians of California entered by the Court of Claims on December 4, 1944, and appropriated for them by section 203 of the Act of April 25, 1945 (59 Stat. 77), such sums as may be necessary to make the per capita payments required by this section, including not to exceed $15,000 for the purpose of defraying the expenses incident to carrying out the provisions of this Act. Such payments shall be made out of the accumulated interest on such judgment fund and so much of the principal thereof as is necessary to complete the payments. The money paid to enrollees pursuant to this section shall not be subject to any lien or claim of any nature against any of such persons, except for debts owing to the United States.

Approved, May 24, 1950.


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