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Public Law 90-425
July 26, 1968 | [H. R. 17354] 82 Stat. 425

Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1969, and for other purposes.

Margin Notes
Public Law 90-425 Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1969.
Public Law 90-425 427
Public Law 90-425 428
Public Law 90-425 72 Stat. 906.
Public Law 90-425 77 Stat. 301; 80 Stat. 814.
Public Law 90-425 18 U. S. C. 4124 note.
Public Law 90-425 429
Public Law 90-425 72 Stat. 541.
Public Law 90-425 Ante, p. 174.
Public Law 90-425 49 Stat. 1458.
Public Law 90-425 25 U S C 309, 309a.
Public Law 90-425 438
Public Law 90-425 440
Public Law 90-425 42 U. S. C. 2001-2004a.
Public Law 90-425 58 Stat. 691; 81 Stat. 539.
42 U. S. C. 241, 243, 248, 249, 251, 254a, 227.
25 U. S. C. 891 note.
Public Law 90-425 441
Public Law 90-425 73 Stat. 267.
Public Law 90-425 60 Stat. 1049.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1969, and for other purposes, namely:



For expenses necessary to provide education and welfare services for Indians, either directly or in cooperation with States and other organizations, including payment (in advance or from date of admission), of care, tuition, assistance, and other expenses of Indians in boarding homes, institutions, or schools; grants and other assistance to needy Indians; maintenance of law and order, and payment of rewards for information or evidence concerning violations of law on Indian reservations or lands; and operation of Indian arts and crafts shops; $140,693,000.

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For expenses necessary for management, development, improvement, and protection of resources and appurtenant facilities under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including payment of irrigation assessments and charges; acquisition of water rights; advances for Indian industrial and business enterprises; operation of Indian arts and crafts shops and museums; and development of Indian arts and crafts, as authorized by law; $50,240,000.


For construction, major repair, and improvement of irrigation and power systems, buildings, utilities, and other facilities; acquisition of lands and interests in lands; preparation of lands for farming; and architectural and engineering services by contract; $25,471,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That no part of the sum herein appropriated shall be used for the acquisition of land within the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Utah outside of the boundaries of existing Indian reservations except lands authorized by law to be acquired for the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project: Provided further, That no part of this appropriation shall be used for the acquisition of land or water rights within the States of Nevada, Oregon, and Washington either inside or outside the boundaries of existing reservations except such lands as may be required for replacement of the Wild Horse Dam in the State of Nevada: Provided further, That such amounts as may be available for the construction of the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project may be transferred to the Bureau of Reclamation.


For liquidation of obligations incurred pursuant to authority contained in title 23, United States Code, section 203, $18,000,000, to remain available until expended.


For payment to the revolving fund for loans, for loans as authorized in section 1 of the Act of November 4, 1963, as amended (25 U. S. C. 70n-1), $450,000.


For expenses necessary for the general administration of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including such expenses in field offices, $4,767,000.


In addition to the tribal funds authorized to be expended by existing law, there is hereby appropriated $3,000,000 from tribal funds not otherwise available for expenditure for the benefit of Indians and Indian tribes, including pay and travel expenses of employees; care, tuition, and other assistance to Indian children attending public and private schools (which may be paid in advance or from date of admission); purchase of land and improvements on land, title to which shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the tribe for which purchased; lease of lands and water rights; compensation and expenses of attorneys and other persons employed by Indian tribes under approved contracts; pay, travel, and other expenses of tribal officers, councils, and committees thereof, or other tribal organizations, including mileage for use of privately owned automobiles and per diem in lieu of subsistence at rates established administratively but not to exceed those applicable to civilian employees of the Government; relief of Indians, without regard to section 7 of the Act of

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May 27, 1930 (46 Stat. 391), including cash grants; and employment of a curator for the Osage Museum, who shall be appointed with the approval of the Osage Tribal Council and without regard to the classification laws: Provided, That in addition to the amount appropriated herein, tribal funds may be advanced to Indian tribes during the current fiscal year for such purposes as may be designated by the governing body of the particular tribe involved and approved by the Secretary: Provided further, That nothing contained in this paragraph or in any other provision of law shall be construed to authorize the expenditure of funds derived from appropriations in satisfaction of awards of the Indian Claims Commission and the Court of Claims, except for such amounts as may be necessary to pay attorney fees, expenses of litigation, and expenses of program planning, until after legislation has been enacted that sets forth the purposes for which said funds will be used: Provided further, That the limitations contained in the foregoing paragraph shall not apply to any judgment proceeds or other funds, revenues or receipts due the Shoshone Indian Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming, and any such funds may be distributed to them under the provisions of the Act of May 19, 1947, as amended (61 Stat. 102, 25 U. S. C. 611-613): Provided, however, That no part of this appropriation or other tribal funds shall be used for the acquisition of land or water rights within the States of Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, either inside or outside the boundaries of existing Indian reservations, if such acquisition results in the property being exempted from local taxation, except as provided for by the Act of July 24, 1956 (70 Stat. 627), and by H.R. 3299, Ninetieth Congress.


Appropriations for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (except the revolving fund for loans) shall be available for expenses of exhibits; purchase of not to exceed seventy-five passenger motor vehicles including seventy-two for police-type use which may exceed by $300 each the general purchase price limitation for the current year, of which forty-six shall be for replacement only, which may be used for the transportation of Indians; advance payments for service (including services which may extend beyond the current fiscal year) under contracts executed pursuant to the Act of June 4, 1936 (25 U. S. C. 452), the Act of August 3, 1956 (70 Stat. 986), and legislation terminating Federal supervision over certain Indian tribes; and expenses required by continuing or permanent treaty provisions.



For expenses necessary to enable the Surgeon General to carry out the purposes of the Act of August 5, 1954 (68 Stat. 674), as amended; purchase of not to exceed nine passenger motor vehicles for replacement only; hire of passenger motor vehicles and aircraft; purchase of reprints; payment for telephone service in private residences in the field, when authorized under regulations approved by the Secretary; and the purposes set forth in sections 301 (with respect to research conducted at facilities financed by this appropriation), 311, 321, 322 (d), 324, 328, and 509 of the Public Health Service Act; $90,860,000, of which $350,000 shall be available for payments on account of the Menominee Indian people as authorized by section 1 of the Act of October 14, 1966 (80 Stat. 903).

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For construction, major repair, improvement, and equipment of health and related auxiliary facilities, including quarters for personnel; preparation of plans, specifications, and drawings; acquisition of sites; purchase and erection of portable buildings; purchase of trailers; and provision of domestic and community sanitation facilities for Indians, as authorized by section 7 of the Act of August 5, 1954 (42 U. S. C. 2004a); $14,100,000 to remain available until expended.


For expenses necessary to carry out the purposes of the Act of August 13, 1946 (25 U. S. C. 70), as amended (81 Stat. 11), creating an Indian Claims Commission, $619,000, of which not to exceed $20,000 shall be available for expenses of travel.

Approved, July 26, 1968.

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