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54 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 3D SESS.-CHS. 372, 373-JUNE 15, 1940 (CHAPTER 372] AN ACT Granting the consent of Congress to the States of Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming to negotiate and enter into a compact or agreement for division of the waters of the Yellowstone River. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of Congress approved August 2, 1937 (50 Stat. 551), granting the consent of Congress to the States of Montana and Wyoming to negotiate and enter into a compact or agreement for division of the waters of the Yellowstone River be, and it is hereby, amended to provide that the consent of Congress is given to the State of North Dakota to negotiate and to enter into the compact or agreement therein authorized providing for an equitable division and an appor- tionment between the States of the water supply of the Yellowstone River and of the streams tributary thereto, upon condition that the representative appointed by the President of the United States under the Act of August 2, 1937, to participate in said negotiations as the representative of the United States and to report to Congress of proceedings and of any compact or agreement entered into, shall continue to represent the United States and to report under this Act: Provided, That such Act of August 2, 1937, is amended by striking out "June 1, 1939" and inserting in lieu thereof "June 1, 1943": Provided, That such compact or agreement shall not be binding or obligatory upon any of the parties thereto unless and until the same shall have been approved by the legislatures of each of the said States and by the Congress of the United States: Provided further, That nothing in this Act shall apply to any waters within or tributary to the Yellowstone National Park or shall establish any right or interest in or to any lands within the boundaries thereof. Approved, June 15, 1940. [CHAPTER 373] AN ACT To require the payment of prevailing rates of wages on Federal public works in Alaska and Hawaii. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1 of the Act entitled "An Act relating to the rate of wages for laborers and mechanics employed on public buildings of the United States and the District of Columbia by contractors and subcontractors, and for other purposes", approved March 3, 1931 (46 Stat. 1494), as amended, is further amended by striking out the words "States of the Union or the District of Columbia" and inserting in lieu thereof "States of the Union, the Territory of Alaska, the Territory of Hawaii, or the District of Columbia"; and by striking out the words "or other civil subdivision of the State" and inserting in lieu thereof "or other civil subdivision of the State, or the Territory of Alaska, or the Territory of Hawaii". SEC. 2 . The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after the date of enactment of this Act, but shall not affect any contract in existence on such effective date or made there- after pursuant to invitations for bids outstanding on the date of enactment of this Act. Approved, June 15, 1940. June 15, 1940 [S. 1759] [Public, No. 632] Yellowstone River. Consent given to N. Dak. to negotiate, etc. , for division of waters. Federal representa- tive; report to Con- gress. Proimw. Time extension. Approval. Yellowstone Na- tional Park, nonappli- cation to waters with- in, etc. June 15, 1940 [S. 3650] [Public, No. 633]i Alaska and Hawaii. Wage rates on pub- lie works. 40 U.. C. i. 276a; Supp. V, 276a. Effective date. Certain contracts not affected. 399