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[76 Stat. 591]
[76 Stat. 591]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1962

76 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 87-691-SEPT. 25, 1962

591

posed to be insane: Provided further, That the property clerk is authorized to sell at public auction pursuant to subsection (a) of section 417 of this chapter any property stored in a commercial garage Infra. or warehouse, when the storage charges for such property exceed 75 per centum of its value as determined by the property clerk, regardless of the amount of time for which such property is required by other sections of this chapter to be held by the property clerk. "(3) Fees collected by reason of this section shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the District of Columbia." SEC. 3. Subsections (a), (b), and (c) of section 306 of the Act Repeal approved June 29, 1953 (67 Stat. 101, ch. 159), are hereby repealed. SEC. 4. Section 417 of the Revised Statutes of the United States Sale at pubrelating to the District of Columbia, as amended (sec. 4-160, D.C. lic auction. Code, 1961 edition), is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 417. (a) All property, except perishable property and animals and property of insane persons, not otherwise disposed of in accordance with section 416 of this chapter, that shall remain in the Supra, custody of the property clerk for not less than ninety days, except motor vehicles which shall be held for not less than sixty days, without being claimed and repossessed, shall, after having been three times advertised in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the District of Columbia, be sold at public auction, and the proceeds of such sale, after deducting the expenses of the sale, and all other expenses incident to such custody, having been retained by the said property clerk for a period of at least ninety days without being claimed and repossessed, shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the District of Columbia: Provided, That if in the opinion of the property clerk any such property has no salable value, he is authorized to dispose of such property by destruction or otherwise as the Commissioners of the District of Columbia shall, by order or regulation, determine. "(b) Whenever the property clerk shall have in his custody any Motor v e h i c l e s. motor vehicle upon which there is a lien or liens of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of the District of Columbia he shall, prior to the sale thereof pursuant to this section, notify by registered or certified mail each lienor and lienee in any such case of such custody and impending sale, and if such lienor or lienee fail to remove such property from the custody of the property clerk within thirty days from the date of the mailing of such notification, such lien or liens shall be considered to have been abandoned, and shall be thenceforth null and void. Upon being notified in writing of such fact by the property clerk, the Recorder of Deeds of the District of Columbia IS authorized to indicate on his records that such lien or liens are thenceforth null and void and the property clerk is authorized to sell any such motor vehicle at public auction free and clear of such lien or liens; except that the proceeds of such sale shall be available, first, for the payment of all expenses incident to such sale and custody; second, for the payment of such fiens so declared null and void; third, for payment to the owner in accordance with subsection (a) of this section; and the remainder, if any, shalLbe deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the District of Columbia. "(c) All money, except money of insane persons, that shall remain in the custody of the property clerk for six months shall be so advertised, and if not claimed and repossessed within thirty days, it shall likewise be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the District of Columbia." Liability SEC. 5. Neither the government of the District of Columbia nor any damage. Jfof officer or employee thereof shall be liable for damage to any property