Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 138||First Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1949.
Ante, p. 67; post, pp. 231, 738.
|Chap. 138||Post, p. 241.|
|Chap. 138||Ante, p. 14.|
|Chap. 138||62 Stat. 1119.|
|Chap. 138||62 Stat. 596.|
|Chap. 138||Distribution of tribal funds held by U.S.|
62 Stat. 597.
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, to supply supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1949, and for other purposes, namely:
For an additional amount for "Agency services", $1,000,000.
For an additional amount for "Education of Indians", $50,000.
For an additional amount for "Conservation of health", $75,000.
For an additional amount for "Welfare of Indians", $400,000.
For an additional amount under this head for the conversion of the Bushnell Army Hospital, Brigham City, Utah, for school purposes, $3,750,000, and the limitation under "Construction, and so forth, Buildings and Utilities" in the Department of Interior Appropriation Act, 1949, on the amount which may be used for surveys and plans and administrative expenses, and so forth, is increased from "$190,000" to "$227,500".
For expenses necessary in converting and outfitting a vessel for use
as a service and supply ship by the Alaska Native Service, $500,000, to remain available until expended.
For payment to the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians in fulfillment of the terms of a contract between the United States of America and the said nations as authorized by the Act of June 28, 1944 (58 Stat. 483), and as ratified by the Act of June 24, 1948 (Public Law 754), $8,359,000, of which not to exceed $50,000 shall be available until expended for defraying the expenses, including printing and binding, of making the per capita payment authorized by the above Acts: Provided, That in addition to the per capita payment, the Secretary of the Interior, in his discretion, is authorized to distribute per capita to the enrolled members of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, entitled under existing law to share in the funds of such tribes, or to their lawful heirs or devisees determined in the manner prescribed in section 4 of the aforesaid Act of June 24, 1948, any or all the funds held by the Government of the United States for the benefit of said tribes.
Approved, May 24, 1949.