Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 237||Fort Peck Indians. Certain salaries and expenses.|
|Chap. 237||Official delegates.|
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, or his duly authorized representative, is hereby authorized beginning as of July 1, 1947, and until otherwise directed by Congress, to pay out of any unobligated tribal funds of the Fort Peck Indians in the Treasury of the United States the following salaries and expenses:
To the chairman, secretary, and clerk of the Fort Peck General Council and members of the Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board or other committees appointed by the general council, when engaged on business of the tribes, a salary of not to exceed $8 per day and a per diem of not to exceed $3 in lieu of subsistence and all other expenses; to such official delegates of the Fort Peck Tribes who may carry on the business of the tribes at the seat of government a salary of not to exceed $8 per day and a per diem of $10 in lieu of subsistence and all other expenses: Provided, That the rate of salary and per diem paid shall be fixed in advance by the general council of said tribes or by the Tribal Executive Board of the said tribes if authorized by said general council: Provided further, That the official delegates of the tribes carrying on said business at the seat of government shall also receive the usual railroad and sleeping-car, or airplane transportation to and from the seat of government, or, if travel is by automobile, delegates
furnishing such transportation shall receive an amount equivalent to the cost of their railroad and sleeping-car transportation to and from the seat of government, but salary and per diem shall not be paid to delegates traveling by automobile for any period in excess of the time required to perform the travel by railroad: Provided further, That the total amount of the aforesaid salaries and expenses shall not exceed $10,000 per annum: And provided further, That the length of stay of the official delegates at the seat of government shall be determined by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
Approved, April 28, 1948.