Washington : Government Printing Office
|Public Law 87-283||Indians. Unclaimed per capita payments, restoration.|
|Sec. 2||Notice to congressional committees|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That unless otherwise specifically provided by law, the share of an individual member of an Indian tribe or group in a per capita or other distribution, individualization, segregation, or proration of Indian tribal or group funds held in trust by the United States, or in an annuity payment under a treaty, heretofore or hereafter authorized by law, and any interest earned on such share that is properly creditable to the individual shall be restored to tribal ownership if for any reason such share cannot be paid to the individual entitled thereto and remains unclaimed for a period of six years from the date of the administrative directive to make the payment, or one year from the date of this Act, whichever occurs later: Provided, That if such individual is a member of an Indian tribe or group that has no governing body recognized by the Secretary of the Interior as authorized to act on behalf of the tribe or group, such unpaid share and interest shall be regarded as not capable of restoration to a tribal or group entity and shall be deposited in the general fund of the Treasury of the United States.
The Secretary shall not restore to tribal ownership or deposit in the general fund of the Treasury any funds pursuant to this Act until sixty calendar days (exclusive of days on which either the Senate or the House of Representatives is not in session because of an adjournment of more than three days to a day certain) after he has submitted notice of his proposed action to the Committees on Interior and Insular Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives unless each of said committees has theretofore notified him that it has no objection to the proposed action.
Approved, September 22, 1961.