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52 STAT.]
1203
75TH CONG ., 3n SESS .-CHS . 703, 704-JUNE 25, 1933
[CHAPTER 703]
AN ACT
the Legislature of Puerto Rico to create public corporate authorities to undertake slum clearance and projects, to provide dwelling accommodations for families of low income, and to issue bonds therefor ; to authorize
the legislature to provide for financial assistance to such authorities by the
government of Puerto Rico and its municipalities, and for other purposes .
To authorize
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States o f America in Congress assembled, That the Legis-
lature of Puerto Rico may create public corporate authorities to
undertake slum clearance and projects to provide dwelling accommodations for families of low income .
SEC . 2 . The Legislature of Puerto Rico may provide for the
appointment and terms of the commissioners of such authorities, and
for the powers of such authorities, except that such authorities shall
be given no power of taxation, and may authorize the commissioners
of such authorities to fix the salaries of employees .
SEC
. 3 . The legislature may appropriate funds for and may make
and authorize any municipality of Puerto Rico to make loans, donations, and conveyances of money or property to such authorities ;
may make and authorize any municipality of Puerto Rico to make
available its facilities and services to such authorities and take other
action in aid of slum clearance or low-rent housing ; and may, without
regard to any Federal Acts restricting the disposition of public
property or lands in Puerto Rico, provide for the use by or disposal
to such authorities of any public lands or other property held or
controlled by the people of Puerto Rico, its municipalities, or other
subdivisions .
SEC . 4. The legislature may authorize such authorities to issue
bonds or other obligations with such security as the legislature may
provide and may provide for the disposition of the proceeds of such
bonds and all receipts and revenues of such authorities .
SEC
. 5. Such bonds shall not be a debt of Puerto Rico or any
municipality, and shall not constitute a public indebtedness within
the meaning of section 3 of the Act of Congress approved March 2,
1917, entitled "An Act to provide a civil government for Porto
Rico, and for other purposes", as amended .
SEC. 6 . All legislation heretofore enacted by the Legislature of
Puerto Rico dealing with the subject matter of this Act and not
inconsistent herewith is hereby ratified and confirmed .
Approved, June 25, 1938 .
June 25, 1938
[S. 39291_
[Public, No . 7451
Puerto Rico.
Slum clearance and
housing projects .
Commissioners of
authorities, and powers of authorities.
Appropriations,
loans, etc., authorized .
Use and disposal of
public lands .
Bonds .
Not to constitute a
public indebtedness .
39 Stat. 953 .
48 U . S . 0 . °° 741,
741a, 745; Supp . 111,
°° 741, 741a, 745 .
Confirmation of
legislation heretofore
enacted .
[CHAPTER 704]
AN ACT
Authorizing advancements from the Federal Emergency Administration of Public
Works for the construction of certain municipal buildings in the District of
Columbia, and for other purposes .
Be it enacted by the Senate and House o f Representatives o f the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Com-
missioners of the District of Columbia are hereby authorized to
accept advancements for the District of Columbia from the Federal
Emergency Administration of Public Works, created by the National
Industrial Recovery Act, and said Administration with the approval
of the President is authorized to advance to said Commissioners the
sum of $18,150,000, or any part thereof, in addition to any slims
heretofore advanced to the District of Columbia by said Administration, out of funds authorized by law for said Administration, for
the acquisition, purchase, construction, establishment, and develop-
June 25, 1938
[S . 4024)
[Public, No . 7461
District of Columbia.
Acceptance of advances from the Federal Emergency Administration of Public
works authorized .
48 Stat . 200.
1204
atedrojects enumerLocations .
Ante, p. 816 .
Availability of
funds for acquisition
of lands, easements,
etc .
Preparation of
plans .
Professional services .
R . S. ° 3709 .
41 U. S . C .°5 .
Condemnation, etc .,
proceedings .
Repayment of advances ; annual installments .
Provisos.
Inclusion in annual
estimates .
Reimbursement of
obligation under former Act.
46 Stat . 485 .
Report of activities
and expenditures.
Limitation on further borrowing .
48 Stat . 1215 ; 49
Stat.174 .
PUBLIC LAWS-CH . 704-JUNE 25, 1938
[52 STAT.
ment of public works, including among others a building or buildings for the municipal court, the recorder of deeds, and the juvenile
court, or any of them, said buildings to be located on such
portions or parts of Judiciary Square, or the area bounded by Fourth
and Fifth Streets, D and G Streets, Northwest, or upon such other
area or areas as shall be approved by said Commissioners and the
National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the making
of such advances is hereby included among the purposes for which
funds heretofore appropriated or authorized for said Administration,
including funds appropriated by the Public Works Administration
Appropriation Act of 1938, may be used, in addition to the other
purposes specified in the respective Acts appropriating or authorizing
said funds .
SEC . 2. The sum authorized by section 1 hereof, or any part thereof
shall, when advanced . be available to the Commissioners of the
District of Columbia for the acquisition by dedication, purchase, or
condemnation of the fee-simple title to land, or rights or easements
in land, for the public uses authorized by this Act, and for the
preparation of plans, designs, estimates, models, and specifications ;
and for architectural and other necessary professional services without reference to the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, and section
3709 of the Revised Statutes ; for the construction of buildings,
including materials and labor, heating, lighting, elevators, plumbing,
landscaping, and all other appurtenances, and the purchase and
installation of machinery, furniture, equipment, apparatus, and any
and all other expenditures necessary for or incident to the complete
construction and equipment for use of the aforesaid buildings and
plants. All contracts, agreements, and proceedings in court for condemnation or otherwise, pursuant to this Act shall be had and made
in accordance with existing provisions of law except as otherwise
herein provided .
SEC . 3. That the Federal Emergency Administration of Public
Works shall be repaid 55 per centum of any moneys advanced under
section 1 of this Act in annual installments over a period of not to
exceed twenty-five years with interest thereon for the period of
amortization : Provided, That such sums as may be necessary for the
reimbursement herein required of the District of Columbia, and for
the payment of interest, shall be included in the annual estimates
of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, the first reimbursement to be made on June 30, 1941 : Provided further, That
whenever the District of Columbia is under obligation by virtue
of the provisions of section 4 of Public Act Numbered 284, Seventyfirst Congress, reimbursement under that Act shall be not less than
$300,000 in any one fiscal year .
SEC . 4 . That the Commissioners of the District of Columbia shall
submit with their annual estimates to the Congress a report of their
activities and expenditures under section 1 of this Act .
SEC. 5. That the Commissioners of the District of Columbia are
not authorized to borrow any further sum or sums under the provisions of an Act of Congress known as Public Law Numbered 465,
Seventy-third Congress, approved June 25, 1934, as amended by
Public Law Numbered 51, Seventy-fourth Congress, approved May
6, 1935.
Approved, June 25, 1938 .
52 STAT.]
75TH
CONG ., 3n SESS .-CHS .
705-707-JUNE 25,
1938
1205
[CHAPTER 705]
AN ACT
June 25, 1938
To authorize the Secretary of War to lend certain property to the Reunion [S .4069]
Committee of the United Confederate Veterans to be used at their annual
[Public, No . 747[
encampment to be held at Columbia, South Carolina, from August 30 to
September 2, 1938 .
Be it enacted by the Senate and House o f Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary
of War is hereby authorized to lend, at his discretion, to the Reunion
Committee of the United Confederate Veterans, for use at the United
Confederate Veterans' Encampment, to be held at Columbia, South
Carolina, from August 30 to September 2, 1938, both dates inclusive,
such tents, cots, blankets, comforters, pillows, pillowcases, sheets, hospital and first-aid equipment, mess kits, and other property of a similar character as may be required by such committee for use in
connection with such encampment : Provided, That no expense shall
be caused the United States Government by the delivery and return
of said property, the same to be delivered from the nearest quartermaster depot at such time prior to the holding of said encampment as
may be agreed upon by the Secretary of War and the Confederate
Reunion Committee : Provided further, That the Secretary of War,
before delivery of such property ., shall take from said Reunion Cominittee of the United Confederate Veterans a good and sufficient bond
for the safe return of said property in good order and condition, and
the whole without expense to the United States .
Approved, June 25, 1938 .
United Confederate
Veterans,
Reunion
Committee .
Loan of certain
property- for encampment at Columbia,
S . C ., authorized .
Provisos .
No Federal expense.
Bond .
[CHAPTER 706]
AN ACT
To facilitate the control of soil erosion and/or flood damage originating upon lands
within the exterior boundaries .)f the Nevada and Toiyabe National Forests
in Nevada and to promote efficiency and economy of administration of said
national forests .
Be it enacted by the Senate and House o f Representatives o f the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary
of Agriculture be, and is hereby, authorized in his discretion to acquire
by purchase any lands within the boundaries of the Nevada and
Toiyabe National Forests in the State of Nevada which, in his judgment, should become the property of the United States in order that
they may be so managed with other lands of the United States as to
minimize soil erosion and flood damage or promote efficiency and
economy of administration and to pay for said lands from the receipts
from the sale of natural resources, other than mineral, and from
occupancy of public lands within the Nevada and Toiyabe National
Forests, to which end appropriations of said receipts not exceeding
$10,000 per annum are hereby authorized until said lands have been
acquired, the funds so appropriated to be available until expended
for that purpose .
Approved, June 25, 1938 .
_
June 25, 1938
[5 .41301
[Public, No . 7481
Nevada and Toiyabe National Forests, Nev .
Acquisition of lands
to minimize soil erosionand flood damage,
etc .
Payment.
Appropriations authorized .
[CHAPTER 707]
AN ACT
To adjust the salaries of rural letter carriers .
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first para-
graph of section 8 of the Act entitled "An Act reclassifying the
salaries of postmasters and employees of the Postal Service, readjusting their salaries and compensation on an equitable basis, increasing
June 25. 1938
[H . R . 36101
[Public, No. 7491
Postal service.
Reclassification of
salaries .
43 Stat . 1063 .
39 U . S . C . ° 197 .