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|Public Law 88-506||Tillamook Indians. Judgment funds.|
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 shall prepare a roll of all persons who meet both of the following requirements for eligibility: (1) They were born on or prior to and living on the date of this Act; and (2) their name or the name of an ancestor through whom they claim eligibility appears either on the census roll of the Naalem (Nehalem) Band of Tillamook Indians dated January 28, 1898, or on the annuity payment roll of the Tillamook Band of Tillamook Indians prepared in 1914 under the provisions of the Act of August 24, 1912 (37 Stat. L., 519-535). Applications for enrollment must be filed with the area director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Portland, Oregon, within six months after the date of this Act on forms prescribed for that purpose. The determination of the Secretary regarding the eligibility for enrollment of an applicant shall be final.
The Secretary is authorized and directed to withdraw the funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Nehalem and Tillamook Bands of Indians that were appropriated by the Act of May 17, 1963 (77 Stat. 43), in satisfaction of a judgment obtained by the bands in the Indian Claims Commission against the United States in Docket Numbered 240 together with the interest accrued thereon and to pro rate such funds among those persons whose names appear on the roll prepared pursuant to section 1 of this Act. The Secretary shall distribute shares payable to living persons enrolled pursuant to section 1 of this Act and shares payable to the heirs and legatees of deceased persons enrolled pursuant to section 1 of this Act according to such rules and regulations as he may prescribe.
The funds distributed in accordance with this Act shall not be subject to the Federal or State income tax.
Any costs incurred by the Secretary in the preparation of the rolls and in the distribution of payment of pro rata shares in accordance with the provisions of this Act shall be paid by appropriate withdrawals from the judgment fund.
The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this Act.
Approved, August 30, 1964.