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SEVENTY-FIRST C ONGRESS. SEss. II. Cs. 849. 1930 . Prior ins urance ap. " SEC . 10 . All sums heretofore appropriated for the military and propriations and pre. mium collections made naval insurance appropriation and all premiums collected for the avai lab le . yearly renewable term insurance provided by the provisions of Title III deposited and covered into the Treasury to the credit of this appropriation, shall, where unexpended, be made available for the Subsequent premium bu re au . Al l premium s that m ay herea fter be collecte d for the yearly collections,

renewable term insurance provided by the provisions of Title III hereof shall be deposited and covered into the Treasury for the credit Payment of t erm of this appropriation . Such sum, including all premium payments, insurance, etc ., there- f rom . i s made available for the payment of the liabilities of the United States incurred under contracts of yearly renewable term insurance made under the provisions of Title III, including the refund of pre- miums a nd such liabilit ies as sh all have been or shall h ereafter be Authority for . reduced to judgment in a district court of the United States or in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia . Payments from this appr opri ation shal l be made upon and in a ccord ance with the awards by the director ." Vol. 45, pp. 612,1302 .

SEC . 4. That section 19 of the World War Veterans' Act, 1924, as U post, P . 1016. . S. 0 .,p . 1218 .

amended (section 445, title 38, United States Code), be hereby Ad judicat ion of d is_ amended to read as follows puted claim . SEC. 19 . In the event of disagreement as to claim, including claim for refund of premiums, under a contract of insurance between the bureau and any person or persons claiming thereunder an action on the claim may be brought against the United States either in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia or in the district court of the United States in and for the district in which such persons or any one of them resides, and jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon Procedure .

such courts to hear and determine all such controversies . The pro- vol. 24, pp.606, 608. cedure in such suits shall be the same as that provided in sections 5 u. S. C.,p. 938.

and 6 of the Act entitled `An Act to provide for the bringing of suits Joining of parties in against the Government of the United States,' approved March 3, interest . 1887, and section 10 thereof so far as applicable . All per sons havin g or claiming to have an interest in such insurance may be made parties to such suit, and such as are not inhabitants of or found within the district in which suit is brought may be brought in by order of the court to be served personally or by publication or in such other allowed of iinindebted reasonable manner as the court may direct . In all cases where the sess acknowledged. bureau acknowledges the indebtedness of the United States upon any such contract of insurance and there is a dispute as to the person or persons entitled to payment, a suit in the nature of a bill of inter- leader may be brought by the bureau in the name of the United tates against all persons having or claiming to have any interest in such insurance in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia or in the district court in and for the district in which any such claim- Pr oois o '

ants reside : Provided, That no less than thirty days prior to insti- Notice, prior to filing . tuting such suit the bureau shall mail a notice of such intention to co urts ex erci sin g ap- ea ch of the persons to be made partie s to the suit . The circuit courts pel late ju risdict ion,

of appeal and the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia shall respectively exercise appellate jurisdiction and, except as provided uS. C.,p pp. 938 . 906 .' 939' in sections 346 and 347, title 28, United States Code, the decrees of the circuit courts of appeal and the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia shall be final . suits on s

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for "No suit on ea rl renewable term insurance shall be allowed bringing In sura nce . under this section unless the same shall have been brought within six years after the right accrued for which the claim is made or within one year after the date of approval of this amendatory Act, which- ever is the later date, and no suit on United States Government life (converted) insurance shall be allowed under this section unless the same shall have been brought within six years after the right I