"«;";**.1e LIST OF PUBLIC LAWS ix PUBLIC LAW DATE PAGE 105-47 To authorize appropriations for carrying out the Earth- Oct. 1, 1997 1159 quake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 for fiscal years 1998 and 1999, and for other purposes. 105-48 To provide permanent authority for the administration of Oct. 1, 1997 1165 au pair programs. 105—49 To provide for the conveyance of a parcel of unused agri- Oct. 6, 1997 1166 culturjil land in Dos Palos, California, to the Dos Palos Ag Boosters for use as a farm school. 105-50 To amend the Federal Property and Administrative Serv- Oct. 6, 1997 1167 ices Act of 1949 to authorize the transfer of surplus personal property to States for donation to nonprofit providers of necessaries to impoverished families and individuals, and to authorize the transfer of surplus real property to States, political subdivisions and instrumentalities of States, and nonprofit organizations for providing housing or housing assistance for low-income individuals or families. ^ 105-51 To authorize the President to award a gold medal on be- Oct. 6, 1997 1170 half of the Congress to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in recognition of his outstanding and endiuing contributions toward religious understanding and peace, and for other purposes. 105-52 To designate the Federal building located at 601 Fourth Oct. 6, 1997 1172 Street, NW., in the District of Columbia, as the "Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington Field Office Memorial Building", in honor of William H. Christian, Jr., Martha Dixon Martinez, Michael J. Miller, Antiiony Palmisano, and Edwin R. Woodriffe. 105-53 To provide for the authorization of appropriations in each Oct. 6, 1997 1173 fiscal year for arbitration in United States district courts, and for other purposes. 105-54 To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend Oct. 6, 1997 1175 the special immigrant religious worker program, to amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to extend the deadline for
designation of an effective date for paperwork changes in the employer sanctions program, and to require the Secretary of State to waive or reduce the fee for application and issuance of a nonimmigrant visa for aliens "^ coming to the United States for certain charitable purposes. 105-55 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1998 Oct. 7, 1997 1177 105-56 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1998 Oct. 8, 1997 1203 105-57 National Wildlife Refiige System Improvement Act of 1997 Oct. 9, 1997 1252 105-58 Oklahoma City National Memorial Act of 1997 Oct. 9, 1997 1261 105-59 To provide for the release of the reversionary interest held Oct. 10, 1997 1268 by the United States in certain property located in the County of Iosco, Michigan. 105-60 Hood Bay Land Exchange Act of 1997 Oct. 10, 1997 1269 105-61 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, Oct. 10, 1997 1272 1998. 105-62 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1998 Oct. 13, 1997 1320 105-63 To designate the United States courthouse at 500 State Oct. 22, 1997 1342 Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, as the "Robert J. Dole United States Courthouse". 105-64 Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal Oct. 23, 1997 1343 year 1998, and for other purposes. 105-65 Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Oct. 27, 1997 1344 Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998. 105-66 Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Ap- Oct. 27, 1997 1425 propriations Act, 1998.