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|Sec. 9||Educational agencies affected by Federal activities.
64 Stat. 1108.
20 U. S. C. 243.
|Sec. 9||Availability of appropriations.|
|Sec. 11||Ante, p. 530.|
|Sec. 11||64 Stat. 1108.
20 U. S. C. 244.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
(b) Effective as of July 1, 1953, subsection (d) of section 8 of such Act is amended to read as follows:
"(d) No appropriation to any department or agency of the United States, other than an appropriation to carry out this Act, shall be available during the period beginning July 1, 1953, and ending June 30, 1956, for the employment of teaching personnel for the provision of free public education for children in any State or for payments to any
local educational agency (directly or through the State educational agency) for free public education for children, except that nothing in the foregoing provisions of this subsection shall affect the availability of appropriations for the maintenance and operation of school facilities (1) on Federal property under the control of the Atomic Energy Commission or (2) by the Bureau of Indian Affairs."
Such Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section:
"SEC. 10. (a) The Governor of any State may elect to have the provisions of this section apply with respect to such State for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1955, or the succeeding fiscal year. Notice of such an election shall be filed with the Secretary of the Interior and with the Commissioner of Education (1) before January 1, 1954, in the case of an election for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1955, and (2) before January 1, 1955, in the case of an election for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1956.
"(b) Whenever the Governor of a State has made such an election and has so filed notice thereof, then with respect to such State for the fiscal year for which such election was made—
"(1) an Indian child who does not meet the requirements of clause (1) of section 3 (a) shall be deemed to meet such requirements if neither of his parents was regularly employed on non-Federal property; and
"(2) notwithstanding the second sentence of section 9 (2), the term 'child' as used in this Act (other than section 6) shall be deemed to include an Indian child.
"(c) As used in this section, the term 'Indian child' means any child of one-fourth or more degree of Indian blood who is recognized as such under the laws of the United States relating to Indian affairs."
Approved, August 8, 1953.