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Chapter 649
August 16, 1937  | [S.1047] 50 Stat., 648.

An Act to authorize the city of Pierre, South Dakota, to construct, equip, maintain, and operate on Farm Island, South Dakota, certain amusement and recreational facilities; to charge for the use thereof; and for other purposes
Section 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

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Chap. 649 Pierre, S. Dak. Construction, operation, etc., amusement and recreational facilities, Farm Island authorized.
25 Stat., 896. vol. 1, 336.
Chap. 649 Tourist cabins.
Chap. 649 Registration of vehicles. Girl Scout and Boy Scout encampments, ground lease.
Chap. 649 Proviso. Authorization conditional.
Chap. 649 25 Stat., 897, vol. 1, 337.
Sec. 2 Alcoholic beverages, other than beer; sale, etc., prohibited.
Sec. 3 Municipal ownership of enterprises.
Sec. 4 Island designated a wild-game refuge.
Sec. 4 Trapshooting and skeetshooting.
Sec. 5 Penalty for violation.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstanding the provisions of section 21, as amended, of the Act entitled "An Act to divide a portion of the reservation of the Sioux Nations of Indians in Dakota into separate reservations and to secure the relinquishment of the Indian title to the remainder, and for other purposes", approved March 2, 1889, the city of Pierre, South Dakota, is authorized, for the purpose of maintaining, developing, and policing Farm Island, South Dakota, to construct, equip, maintain, and operate on such island dance pavilions, merry-go-rounds, ferris wheels, ball parks, and other amusement or recreational facilities, and to charge for admission thereto; to construct, equip, and maintain tourist cabins on such island and to charge for the occupancy thereof; to lease up to one hundred plats of land in such island of not more than two acres each for the erection thereon of private cottages; to require the registration of vehicles entering such island and to charge a fee therefor based upon a single entry or upon the privilege of entering such island for the period of a year; to lease to Girl Scout and Boy Scout organizations such grounds and quarters on such island as may be necessary for their encampments; and to sell beer on such island in compliance with the laws of the State of South Dakota: Provided, That this authorization shall be effective only when the city of Pierre or the State legislature shall enact and maintain regulatory provisions of the kind set out in sections 2, 3, 4, and 5 of this Act, in modification of the conditions contained in the Act of March 2, 1889 (25 Stat. L. 888, 897), relating to the purposes for which the said Farm Island may be used; and that until such enactment is certified to the Secretary of the Interior, no part of this Act shall be in effect.

SEC. 2.

The carriage, sale, or gift on such island of any alcoholic beverages other than beer is hereby prohibited and such city is further authorized, for the purposes of detecting and preventing the carriage of such beverages, to provide for the reasonable inspection of persons and vehicles on such island.

SEC. 3.

All enterprises operated on Farm Island shall be owned and operated by the city of Pierre, and all funds derived from such charges, fees, leases, and sales shall be maintained by the city in a separate fund and shall be used exclusively for the purpose of maintaining, developing, and policing Farm Island.

SEC. 4.

Farm Island is hereby designated a wild-game refuge. The carriage of firearms on such island by any person other than an official of such city, the State of South Dakota, or the United States, and the hunting, pursuing, poisoning, killing, or capturing by trapping, netting, or any other means or attempting to hunt, pursue, kill, or cap-

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ture any wild animal or bird for any purpose whatever, within the limits of such island, shall be unlawful. However, it shall be lawful that shotguns may be taken onto the island by members of the Izaak Walton League, or any regularly organized local gun club for the purpose of participating in trapshooting and skeetshooting conducted by such Izaak Walton League or official gun club under such regulations as the city commission of Pierre might adopt.

SEC. 5.

Whoever violates any provision of this Act shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

Approved, August 16, 1937.

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