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16 Validation of pro- ceedings to incur bonded indebtedness, etc. 48 U. S. C., Supp.V , §f 44a-44e. 48 U. S. C., Supp. V, i§ 316-315d. Issuance of negoti- able bonds. January 20, 1940 IS. 154] [Public, No. 404] Washington, west- ern district. District judge for, to serve also for east- ern district. 62 Stat. 585 . 28 U. 8. C, Supp. V, §4t. PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 3 , 11 , 12 -JAN . 17, 20 , 25, 1940 [54 STAT. issued and sold are declared to be, and shall be, in the actual form in which such bonds have been issued, the binding and legal obliga- tions of the municipal corporation or public-utility district issuing the same. (b) All proceedings heretofore taken by any municipal corpora- tion or any public-utility district in the Territory of Alaska in con- nection with proposals to incur bonded indebtedness or to issue negotiable bonds pursuant to the provisions of the Act of May 28, 1936 (49 Stat. 1388), as amended, or of the Act of May 31, 1938 (52 Stat. 589), which may have been heretofore submitted to those of the qualified electors of the municipal corporation or public-utility district whose names appeared upon the tax-assessment roll of such corporation or district last completed prior to the holding of the election, are hereby validated, ratified, and confirmed, notwithstand- ing any defects or irregularities in such proceedings; and the fact that the indebtedness heretofore authorized by the electors at the time of the submission to them of the proposal to incur a bonded indebtedness or to issue negotiable bonds may have exceeded the limit of indebtedness which may have been applicable at the time of such authorization under the terms of either of said acts shall not serve to prevent the issuance of negotiable bonds, at any time or times, in any amount or amounts which, at the time or times of such issuance, will not cause the aforesaid limitations to be exceeded. Approved, January 17, 1940. [CHAPTER 11] AN ACT To provide that the district judge for the western district of Washington, author- ized to be appointed under the Act of May 31, 1938, shall be a district judge for the eastern and western districts of Washington. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the district judge, authorized to be appointed for the western district of Wash- ington under the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the appoint- ment of additional judges for certain United States district courts, circuit courts of appeals, and certain courts of the United States for the District of Columbia", approved May 31, 1938 (Public Act Numbered 555, Seventy-fifth Congress, third session), shall be a district judge for the eastern and western districts of Washington. Approved, January 20, 1940. [CHAPTER 12] January 2, 1940 AN ACT [8. 1336] Relating to the filing of affidavits of prejudice in the district court for the District [Public, No. 405] of Alaska. District court for District of Alaska. 31 Stat. 444 . Disqualification of judicial officers. Affidavit ofpersonal bias or prejudice of judge filing of. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 707, chapter 70 of title II of the Act entitled "An Act making further provision for a civil government for Alaska, and for other purposes" approved June 6, 1900, as amended (section 3305 of the Compiled Laws of the Territory of Alaska, 1933), is amended by striking out the period at the end of paragraph "Fourth" and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon and the following new paragraph: "Fifth. Whenever any party, or an attorney for any party, to any action or proceeding, civil or criminal, shall make and file an affidavit that the judge before whom the action or proceeding is to be tried or heard has a personal bias or prejudice either against him