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Chapter 220
June 1, 1944 [H.R. 329] |  [Public Law 323] 58 Stat. 266

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to incur obligations for the benefit of natives of Alaska in advance of the enactment of legislation making appropriations therefor.
Section 2

Margin Notes
Chap. 220 Alaska. Advance obligations for benefit of natives.
Chap. 220 Limitations.
Chap. 220 Liquidation.

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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 Secretary of the Interior may authorize such officer or officers as may be designated by him to incur obligations in excess of appropriations currently available for the benefit of natives of Alaska, whenever said Secretary may determine such action to be necessary in order to insure the proper functioning of activities of the Office of Indian Affairs and of the Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska during any ensuing fiscal year, payments of such obligations to be made from the respective appropriations for the new fiscal year when they become available: Provided, That such authority shall not be exercised earlier than the 1st day of January in any one fiscal year: Provided further, That excess obligations may be incurred only for the purchase of supplies, materials, and equipment; the amount of advance obligations so authorized shall not exceed 75 per centum of the total available in the current appropriations for such purposes: And provided further, That such obligations incurred in connection with the activities of the Office of Indian Affairs may be liquidated from the Indian Service supply fund, which fund shall be reimbursed from applicable appropriations, when made, for the ensuing fiscal year.

SEC. 2.

All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Approved, June 1, 1944.

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