PUBLIC LAW 313-AUG. 9, 1955
of such land or interest, and any such sale of any such land or interest shall be made, only after the Secretary has received an application for the reconveyance of such land or interest from such forihy owner, in such form as he shall by regulation prescribe. Such application shall be made within a period of ninety days following the date of issuance of such notice, but on good cause the Secretary may waive this requirement. (c) Any reconveyance of land or interest therein made under this Act shall be subject to such exceptions, restrictions, and reservations (including a reservation to the United States of jfiowage rights) as the Secretary may determine are in the public interest. (d) Any land or interest therein reconveyed under this Act shall be sold for an amount determined by the Secretary to be equal to the price for which the land was acquired by the United States, adjusted to reflect (1) any increase in the value thereof resulting from improvements made thereon by the United States (the Government shall receive no payment as a result of any enhancement of values resulting from the construction of the Demopolis Lock and Dam project), or (2) any decrease in the value thereof resulting from (A) any reservation, exception, restriction, and condition to which the reconveyance is made subject, and (B) any damage to the land or interest therein caused by the United States. In addition, the cost of any surveys necessary as an incident of such reconveyance shall be borne by the grantee. (e) The requirements of this section shall not be applicable with respect to the disposition of any land, or interest therein, described in subsection (a) if the Secretary shall certify that notice has been given to the former owner of such land or interest as provided in subsection (b) and that no qualified applicant has made timely application for the reconveyance of such land or interest. (f) As used in this section, the term "former owner" means the person from whom any land, or interest therein, was acquired by the United States, or if such person is deceased, his spouse, or if such spouse is deceased, his children. SEC. 2. The Secretary of the Army may delegate any authority conferred upon him by this Act to any officer or employee of the Department of the Army. Any such officer or employee shall exercise the authority so delegated under rules and regulations approved by the Secretary. SEC. 3. Any proceeds from sales made under this Act shall be covered into the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts. SEC. 4. This Act shall terminate three years after the date of its enactment. Approved August 9, 1955. P u b l i c Law 3 1 3
AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to establish a code of law for the District of Columbia", approved March 3, 1901, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 927 of the Act entitled "An Act to establish a code of law for the District of Columbia", approved March 3, 1901, as amended (sec. 24-301, D. C. Code, 1951 edition), is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 927. (a) Whenever a person is arrested, indicted, charged by information, or is charged in the juvenile court of the District of 54402 O - 55
August 9, 1955 [H. R. 6585]
D. C. i n s a n e criminals. 59 Stat. 311.