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[86 STAT. 115]
[86 STAT. 115]
PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1972

86 STAT.]

PUBLIC LAW 9 2 - 2 6 5 - M A R. 30, 1972

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"DISSOLUTION OF THE COMMISSION AND DISPOSITION OF PENDING CLAIMS

"SEC. 23. The existence of the Commission shall terminate at the ^ end of fifteen years from and after April 10, 1962, or at such earlier -time as the Commission shall have made its final report to the Cong:ress on all claims filed with it. Upon its dissolution the records and files of the Commission in all cases in which a final determination has been entered shall be delivered to the Archivist of the United States. The records and files in all other pending cases, if any, including those on appeal shall be transferred to the United States Court of Claims, and jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon the United States Court of Claims to adjudicate all such cases under the provisions of section 2 of the Indian Claims Commission Act: Provided, That section 2 of said Act shall not apply to any case filed originally in the Court of Claims under section 1505 of title 28, United States Code." 63 SEC. 2. Section 27(a) of such Act of August 13, 1946, as amended (25 U.S.C. 7 0 v - l), is amended by striking said section and inserting 81 in lieu thereof the following:

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TRIAL CALENDAR

"SEC. 27. (a) The Commission from time to time shall prepare a trial calendar which shall set a date for the trial of the next phase of each claim as soon as practical after a decision of the Commission or the United States Court of Claims or the Supreme Court of the United States makes such setting possible, but such date shall not be later than one year from the date of such decision except on a clear showing by a party that irreparable harm would result unless longer preparation were allowed." SEC. 3. Section 27(b) of such Act of August 13, 1946, as amended (25 U.S.C. 7 0 v - l), is amended by striking said section and inserting •' in lieu thereof the following: "SEC. 27. (b) If a claimant fails to proceed with the trial of its claim on the date set for that purpose, the Commission may enter an order dismissing the claim with prejudice or it may reset such trial at the end of the calendar." SEC. 4. The Act of August 13, 1946, as amended, is furtlier amended grfsXnaWo'^.' by adding at the end thereof a new section as follows: mittees. "SEC. 28. The Commission shall, on the first day of each session of ^° ^^^'^f'"'^* Congress, submit to the Committees on Interior and Insular Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives, a report showing the progress made and the work remaining to be completed by the Commission, as well as the status of each remaining case, along with a projected date for its completion." SEC. 5. Section 6 of such Act of August 13, 1946 (25 U.S.C. 7De), Appropriations. is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "There 81 Stat. 11. are authorized to be appropriated for the necessary expenses of the Commission not to exceed $1,500,000 for fiscal year 1973, and appropriations for succeeding fiscal years shall be made only io the extent herea fter authorized by Act of Congress." Approved March 30, 1972.