INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

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PUBLIC LAWS OF THE EIGHTIETH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION, 1947
Chap. 10 | Chap. 20 | Chap. 49 | Chap. 80 | Chap. 82 | Chap. 84 | Chap. 158 | Chap. 172 | Chap. 211 | Chap. 235 | Chap. 304 | Chap. 306 | Chap. 311 | Chap. 312 | Chap. 314 | Chap. 315 | Chap. 327 | Chap. 328 | Chap. 334 | Chap. 337 | Chap. 340 | Chap. 359 | Chap. 361 | Chap. 389 | Chap. 406 | Chap. 410 | Chap. 411 | Chap. 414 | Chap. 454 | Chap. 457 | Chap. 458 | Chap. 474 | Chap. 478 | Chap. 507 | Chap. 513 | Chap. 516 | Chap. 521 | Chap. 524

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Chapter 507
August 6, 1947 [H.R. 4079] |  [Public Law 376] 61 Stat. 790

AN ACT
To amend the Taylor Grazing Act of June 28, 1934 (48 Stat. 1269), as amended June 26, 1936 (49 Stat. 1976).
Section 2 | 3

Margin Notes
Chap. 507 Taylor Grazing Act, amendment.
Chap. 507 Issuance of grazing permits.
Chap. 507 Fees.
Chap. 507 Restriction.
Sec. 2 Deposit of funds.
48 Stat. 1273.
43 U.S.C. §§ 315h, 315j.
Sec. 2 Post, p. 791.
Distribution.
Sec. 2 Ante, p. 790.
Sec. 2 Grazing district in more than one State, etc.
Sec. 2 48 Stat. 1275.
43 U. S. C. § 315m.
Sec. 2 Leased tract in more than one State, etc.
Sec. 3 43 U.S.C. § 315j.
Sec. 3 Grazing fees from Indian lands.

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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 first sentence of section 3 of the Taylor Grazing Act of June 28, 1934 (48 Stat. 1270; 43 U. S. C., sec. 315b), is hereby amended to read as follows:

"The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to issue or cause to be issued permits to graze livestock on such grazing districts to such bona fide settlers, residents, and other stock owners as under his rules and regulations are entitled to participate in the use of the range, upon the payment annually of reasonable fees in each case to be fixed or determined from time to time, and in fixing the amount of such fees the Secretary of the Interior shall take into account the extent to which such districts yield public benefits over and above those accruing to the users of the forage resources for livestock purposes. Such fees shall consist of a grazing fee for the use of the range, and a range-improvement fee which, when appropriated by the Congress, shall be available until expended solely for the construction, purchase, or maintenance of range improvements. Grazing permits shall be issued only to citizens of the United States or to those who have filed the necessary declarations of intentions to become such, as required by the naturalization laws, and to groups, associations, or corporations authorized to conduct business under the laws of the State in which the grazing district is located."

SEC. 2.

Section 10 of the Taylor Grazing Act of June 28, 1934 (48 Stat. 1273), as amended June 26, 1936 (49 Stat. 1978; 43 U.S.C., sec. 315i), is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Except as provided in sections 9 and 11 hereof, all moneys received under the authority of this Act shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts, but the following proportions of the moneys so received shall be distributed as follows: (a) 12 ½ per centum of the moneys collected as grazing fees under section 3 of this Act during any fiscal year shall be paid at the end thereof by the Secretary of the Treasury to the State in which the grazing districts producing such moneys are situated, to be expended as the State legislature of such State may prescribe for the benefit of the county or counties in which the grazing districts producing such moneys are situated: Provided, That if any grazing district is in more than one State or county, the distributive share to each from the proceeds of said district shall be proportioned to its area in said district: (b) 25 per centum of all moneys collected under section 15 of this Act during any fiscal year when appropriated by the Congress, shall be available until expended solely for the construction, purchase, or maintenance of range improvements; and 50 per centum of all moneys collected under section 15 of this Act during any fiscal year shall be paid at the end thereof by the Secretary of the Treasury to the State in which the lands producing such moneys are located, to be expended as the State legislature of such State may prescribe for the benefit of the county or counties in which the lands producing such moneys are located: Provided, That if any leased tract is in more than one State or county,

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the distributive share to each from the proceeds of said leased tract shall be proportional to its area in said leased tract."

SEC. 3.

The first two sentences of section 11 of the Taylor Grazing Act of June 28, 1934 (48 Stat. 1273), are hereby amended to read as follows:

"That when appropriated by Congress, 33 ⅓ per centum of all grazing fees received from each grazing district on Indian lands ceded to the United States for disposition under the public-land laws during any fiscal year shall be paid at the end thereof by the Secretary of the Treasury to the State in which said lands are situated, to be expended as the State legislature may prescribe for the benefit of public schools and public roads of the county or counties in which such grazing lands are situated. And the remaining 66 ⅔ per centum of all grazing fees received from such grazing lands shall be deposited to the credit of the Indians pending final disposition under applicable laws, treaties, or agreements."

Approved, August 6, 1947.


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