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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1977

PUBLIC LAW 95-91—AUG. 4, 1977

91 STAT. 601

involved, as the case may be, to pay directly the costs of the equipment, or facilities provided, to repay or make advances to appropriations or funds which do or will initially bear all or a part of such costs, or to refund excess sums when necessary, except that such proceeds may be credited to a working capital fund otherwise established by law, including the fund established pursuant to section 653 of this Act, and used under the law governing such fund, if the fund is available for use for providing the equipment or facilities involved. •


SEC. 650. The Secretary is authorized to establish, alter, consolidate 42 USC 7260. or discontinue and to maintain such State, regional, district, local or other field offices as he may deem to be necessary to carry out functions vested in him. COPYRIGHTS

SEC. 651. The Secretary is authorized to acquire any of the follow- 42 USC 7261. ing described rights if the property acquired thereby is for use by or for, or useful to, the Department: (1) copyrights, patents, and applications for palenis, designs, processes, and manufacturing d a t a; (2) licenses under copyrights, patents, and applications for p a t e n t s; and (3) releases, before suit is brought, for past infringement of patents or copyrights. GIFTS AXD BEQUESTS

SEC. 652. The Secretary is authorized to accept, hold, administer, and utilize gifts, bequests, and devises of property, both real and personal, for the purpose of aiding or facilitating the work of the Department. Gifts, bequests, and devises of money and proceeds from sales of other property received as gifts, bequests, or devises shall be deposited in the Treasury and shall be disbursed upon the order of the Secretary. Property accepted pursuant to this section, and the i^roceeds thereof, shall be used as nearly as possible in accordance with the terms of the gift, bequest, or devise. For the purposes of Federal income, estate, and gift taxes, property accepted under this section shall be considered as a gift, bequest, or devise to the United States. ':


42 USC 7262.


SEC. 653. The Secretary is authorized to establish a working capital fund, to be available without fiscal year limitation, for expenses necessary for the maintenance and operation of such common administrative services r.s he shall find to be desirable in the interests of economy and efficiency, including such services as a central supply service for stationery and other supplies and e^niipment for which adequate stocks may be maintained to meet in whole or in part the requirements of the Department and its agencies; central messenger, mail, telephone, and other communications services; office space, central services for document reproduction, and for graphics and visual aids; and a central library service. The capital of the fund shall consist of any appropriations made for the purpose of providing capital (which appropriations are hereby r.uthorized) and the fair and reasonable value of such stocks


42 USC 7263.