Vol. IV, Laws     (Compiled to March 4, 1927)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.

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Chapter 371
March 3, 1927. | [ H. R. 16287.] 44 Stat., 1398.

An Act For the irrigation of additional lands within the Fort Hall Indian irrigation project in Idaho.

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Chap. 371 Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Idaho. Amount authorized for extending irrigation project in.
Chap. 371 Proviso. Lands benefited to bear share of cost of rehabilitating project, etc.
42 Stat. 568; ante, 346.
Chap. 371 Lien against lands in Indian ownership.
Chap. 371 Lien against lands not in Indian ownership to assure repayment of construction cost.
Chap. 371 Lien released on payment of total assessment.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $145,000 for the extension of the irrigation system over an area of nine thousand six hundred and seventy acres within the Fort Hall project, Idaho, between Fort Hall and Gibson : Provided, That the lands to be benefited shall bear their pro rata share of the cost of providing irrigation facilities therefor which shall include a proper proportionate share of rehabilitating the Fort Hall project as provided for in the Act of May 24, 1922 (Forty-second Statutes, pages 552-568), and that the amount herein authorized to be appropriated, or so much thereof as may be expended, together with the proper proportionate share of the cost of providing irrigation facilities, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, for this land that was expended out of the funds authorized to be appropriated by the said Act of May 24, 1922, shall be reimbursed on a per acre basis by the lands benefited; and that in case of lands still held in Indian ownership for which irrigation facilities shall be provided under the provisions of this Act, there is created a first lien against such lands which shall be recited in any patent issued therefor and shall be enforced by the Secretary of the Interior under such rules and regulations and conditions as he may prescribe: Provided further, That in case of any lands not held in Indian ownership that may be benefited hereby, the owners of such lands shall be required to execute an agreement with said Secretary of the Interior creating a first lien against such lands to assure repayment of the proper proportionate share of the construction cost prior to the delivery of water to any such lands: And provided further, That upon payment of the total per acre cost assessable against any tract or tracts involved, the Secretary of the Interior may execute a release of such lien for such tract or tracts.

Approved, March 3, 1927.

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