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Chapter 604
October 5, 1949 [H.R. 5310] |  [Public Law 322] 63 Stat. 705

To confer jurisdiction on the State of California over the lands and residents of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation in said State, and for other purposes.
Section 2 | 3

Margin Notes
Chap. 604 Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. Jurisdiction of California.
Sec. 2 Termination of permit.
Sec. 3 Palm Springs, Calif. Easement.
Sec. 3 706
Sec. 3 Compensation for detriment.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That on and after January 1, 1950, all lands located on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation in the State of California, and the Indian residents thereof, shall be subject to the laws, civil and criminal, of the State of California, but nothing contained in this section shall be construed to

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authorize the alienation, encumbrance, or taxation of the lands of the reservation, or rights of inheritance thereof whether tribally or individually owned, so long as the title to such lands is held in trust by the United States, unless such alienation, encumbrance, or taxation is specifically authorized by the Congress.

SEC. 2.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law or the allotment in severalty to Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, and subject to the provisions of section 3 of this Act, no valid and existing permit covering lands located on the reservation, the terms of which have been fully met by the permittee, terminated without the consent of the permittee prior to December 31, 1950.

SEC. 3.

The city of Palm Springs in Riverside County, California, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, and subsequent to an appropriate resolution adopted by the business committee of the Agua Caliente Band of Mission Indians, giving approval, is hereby granted an easement not to exceed sixty feet in width for public use, and the widening and improvement of Indian Avenue along and upon section 14, township 4 south, range 4 east, San Bernardino base and meridian, in said city, said easement generally following and adjoining the west section line, but within the confines of its middle portion, for the isolation and preservation of the Indian Hot Springs and the palm trees in said area, the center line of said easement shall follow an arc having a radius of one thousand two hundred seventy feet, the center and most easterly portion of the arc being one hundred forty feet east of the quarter section corner of said section 14. Said city also is granted an easement for similar purposes along and upon the westerly ten feet of said section 14, lying within the arc. Said improvements shall be made at the expense of said city: Provided, That any holder of a valid permit covering land affected by the said widening of Indian Avenue shall be entitled to just compensation from said city of Palm Springs for the detriment suffered, taking into consideration benefits deriving from such improvement.

Approved, October 5, 1949.

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