PUBLIC LAW 8 7 - 2 8 2 - S E P T. 22, 1961
ST A T.
Public Law 87-282 September 22, 1961
Indians. Reservation roads. 72 Stat. 908.
To amend title 23 of the United States Code with respect to Indian reservation roads. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 208 of title 23 of the United States Code is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: " (d) Cooperation of States, counties, or other local subdivisions may be accepted in such construction and improvement, and any funds, received from a State, county, or local subdivision shall be credited to appropriations available for Indian reservation roads and bridges." Approved September 22, 1961. Public Law 87-283
Indians. U n c l a i m e d per c a p i t a payments, restoration.
Notice to c o n gressional committees.
rpQ provide for the restoration to Indian tribes of unclaimed per capita and other individual payments of tribal trust funds. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That unless otherwise specifically provided by law, the share of an individual member of an Indian tribe or group in a per capita or other distribution, individualization, segregation, or proration of Indian tribal or group funds held in trust by the United States, or in an annuity payment under a treaty, heretofore or hereafter authorized by law, and an^ interest earned on such share that is properly creditable to the individual shall be restored to tribal ownership if for any reason such share cannot be paid to the individual entitled thereto and remains unclaimed for a period of six years from the date of the administrative directive to make the payment, or one year from the date of this Act, whichever occurs later: Provided, That if such individual is a member of an Indian tribe or group that has no governing body recognized by the Secretary of the Interior as authorized to act on behalf of the tribe or group, such unpaid share and interest shall be regarded as not capable of restoration to a tribal or group entity and shall be deposited in the general fund of the Treasury of the United States. SEC. 2. The Secretary shall not restore to tribal ownership or deposit in the general fund of the Treasury any funds pursuant to this Act until sixty calendar days (exclusive of days on which either the Senate or the House of Representatives is not in session because of an adjournment of more than three days to a day certain) after he has submitted notice of his proposed action to the Committees on Interior and Insular Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives unless each of said committees has theretofore notified him that it has no objection to the proposed action. Approved September 22, 1961.