Vol. V, Laws     (Compiled from December 22, 1927 to June 29, 1938)

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Chapter 779
August 25, 1937.  | [S. 2888.] 50 Stat., 811.

An Act To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease or sell certain lands of the Agua, Caliente or Palm Springs Reservation, California, for public airport use, and for other purposes
Section 2 | 3

Margin Notes
Chap. 779 Palm Springs Indian Reservation, Calif. Lease, etc., of lands for public airport, authorized.
Sec. 2 Duration of lease; renewal.
Sec. 3 Use of proceeds if land sold.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That with the consent of a majority of the adult members of the Agua Caliente or Palm Springs Band of Indians, the Secretary of the interior be, and he is hereby, authorized in his discretion to lease or sell, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, to the Board of Supervisors, Riverside County, California, for a public airport and other uses and purposes incidental or appurtenant thereto, all or part of section 18, township 4 south, range 5 east, San Bernardino meridian, California; such lease may be assigned with the consent of the Secretary of the Interior to the city of Palm Springs if and when said city is incorporated.

SEC. 2.

Any lease executed pursuant to authority contained in this Act shall be for a period of time not to exceed twenty-five years and may be renewable in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior upon such terms and for such a period of time as he may prescribe. The renewal period, however, shall not exceed the term of the original lease. The proceeds derived from the leasing of said lands shall be distributed in per-capita payments to the properly enrolled members of the band having rights on the reservation.

SEC. 3.

In the event the land is sold as herein authorized, the proceeds from such sale shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Agua Caliente or Palm Springs Band of Indians and shall draw interest at the rate of 4 per centum per annum which interest shall be distributed in per-capita payments to properly enrolled members of the band.

Approved, August 25, 1937.

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