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|Chap. 707||Seneca Nation of Indians, N.Y. Funds from leases.|
|Sec. 3||Distribution, etc., of funds.|
|Sec. 4||Report to Comptroller.|
|Sec. 5||Additional authority to lease lands.|
|Sec. 6||Copies of official records.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all moneys of the Seneca Nation of Indians of New York realized from existing leases, or leases that may hereafter be made, of lands within the Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Oil Springs Reservations shall be paid to and recoverable by the treasurer of the Seneca Nation of Indians for and in the name of the Seneca Nation of Indians: Provided, That the city of Salamanca may, if authorized by the laws of the State of New York, pay to the treasurer of the Seneca Nation all moneys payable on leases within the city of Salamanca on behalf of the owners of such leases: Provided further, That nothing herein contained shall be contrued to authorize the city of Salamanca to grant new leases, or to modify, change, or alter existing leases, except with the consent of the Seneca Nation and upon terms agreeable to the Seneca Nation, such consent and such agreement to be obtained from such officer or agency of the Seneca Nation as may be duly authorized by the Seneca Nation to give such consent or arrive at such agreement.
Nothing in this Act shall be constued as waiving the rights or title of the Seneca Nation to the lands referred to in the first section of this Act, nor shall such rights or title be abridged except as may be hereafter provided by the United States in full consideration of the rights of the Seneca Nation.
From the money so received, the treasurer of the Seneca Nation shall, annually on the first Monday in June, deduct and set aside a sum not to exceed $5,000 for disposal by the council of the Seneca Nation, and distribute the balance among the enrolled members of the Seneca Nation on a per capita basis. The council of the Seneca Nation shall keep complete and detailed record of all payments and disbursements from the sum so set aside, and shall make such records available for inspection by members of the Seneca Nation at all reasonable times.
The treasurer of the Seneca Nation shall give bond to the Seneca Nation, conditioned upon his faithful performance of the duties herein imposed, in such sum as may be approved by the Comptroller of the State of New York, and the treasurer of the Seneca Nation shall, annually on the first Monday in July, make a report to the Comptroller showing the receipts and disbursements of all moneys received by him under authority of this Act, and shall transmit a copy of this report to the council of the Seneca Nation and shall make a copy available for inspection by members of the Seneca Nation at all reasonable times.
In addition to the authority now conferred by law on the Seneca Nation of Indians to lease lands within the Cattaraugus,
Allegany, and Oil Springs Reservations to railroads and to lease lands within the limits of the villages established under authority of the Act of February 19, 1875 (18 Stat. 330), Seneca Nation of Indians, through its council, is authorized to lease lands within the Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Oil Springs Reservations, outside the limits of such villages, for such purposes and such periods as may be permitted by the laws of the State of New York.
The Secretary of the Interior is directed to give to the State of New York or to any authorized agency thereof or to the proper officials of the several tribes copies of official records required by the State, or by any authorized agency thereof or by the officials of the several tribes, to carry out the purposes of this Act or other purposes which, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, are in the interests of the welfare of the Indians of New York State: Provided, That copies as are given to the State of New York or to any authorized agency thereof shall be available for inspection at all reasonable times by duly authorized representatives of such tribes or of the Six Nations of New York.
All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed.
Approved, August 14, 1950.