PUBLIC LAW 88-419-AUG. 11, 1964
Public Law 88-419 August 11, 1964 [H. R. 7833]
Indian rancherias. Land distribution.
Distribution of assets.
Sanitation and irrigation facilities.
68 Stat. 674; 73 Stat. 267.
AN ACT To amend the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the distribution of the land and assets of certain Indian rancherias and reservations in California, and for other purposes", approved August 18, 1958 (72 Stat. 619).
Be tf enacted by the Senate and IIouHe of RepieHentatli^eH of the Vnlted States of America 'm Congress assembled. That (a) the first section of the Act entitled An Act to provide for the distribution of the land and assets of certain Indian rancherias and reservations in California, and for other purposes," approved August 18, 1958 (72 Stat. ()19), is amended to read as follows: "the lands, including minerals, water rights, and improvements located on the lands, and other assets of the rancherias and reservations lying wholly within the State of California shall be distributed in accordance with the provisions of this Act when such distribution is requested by a majority vote of the adult Indians of a rancheria or reservation or of the adult Indians who hold formal or informal assignments on the rancheria or reservation, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior. The requirement for a majority vote shall not apply to the rancherias and reservations that were at any time named m this section. (b) Section 2(a) of such Act is amended by deleting "The Indians who hold formal or informal assignments on each reservation or rancheria, or the Indians of such reservation or rancheria, or the Secretary of the Interior after consultation with such Indians, and by substituting "When the Indians of a rancheria or reservation request a distribution of assets in accordance with the provisions of this Act, they, or the Secretary of the Interior after consultation with them,. (c) Section 2(a) of such Act is further amended by changing the period at the end of the first sentence to a colon and adding: '"Provided, That the provisions of this section with respect to a request for distribution of assets shall not apply to any case in which the requirement for such request is waived by section 1 of this Act, and in any such case the plan shall be prepared as though request therefor had been made." (d) Section 2(b) of such Act is amended by changing the period at the end of the penultimate sentence to a colon and adding: "Provided, That the provisions of such plan may be modified with the approval of the Secretary and consent oi the majority of the distributees." (e) Section 3(c) of such Act is amended to read as follows: "(c) To construct, improve, install, extend, or otherwise provide, by contract or otherwise, sanitation facilities (including domestic and community water supplies and facilities, drainage facilities, and sewage- and waste-disposal facilities, together with necessary appurtenances and fixtures) and irrigation facilities for Indian homes, communities, and lands, as he and the Indians agree, within a reasonable time, should be completed by the United States: Provided, That with respect to sanitation facilities, as hereinbefore described, the functions specified in this paragraph, including agreements with Indians with respect to such facilities, shall be performed by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare in accordance with the provisions of section 7 of the Act of August 4, 1954 (58 Stat. 674), as amended (42 U.S.C. 2004a)." (f) Section 3(e) of such Act is amended by deleting the word "nonIndian".