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Text of For the relief of Melissa Johnson.

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 1, 1994. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 15, 1994 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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H.R.572

One Hundred Third Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the twenty-fifth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-four

An Act

For the relief of Melissa Johnson.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. PAYMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF CLAIMANT.

    The Secretary of the Treasury shall pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, $125,000 to Melissa Johnson of Barryville, New York. Such sum shall be in full and complete settlement of all claims against the United States arising out of the personal injuries and mental pain and suffering incurred as a result of the sexual assault and molestation of Melissa Johnson by an employee of the United States Postal Service on June 3, 1982, and various other dates.

SEC. 2. DEPOSIT OF AMOUNT IN TRUST ACCOUNTS.

    Barbara Johnson Lizzi of Barryville, New York, the mother of Melissa Johnson, shall deposit the sum paid under section 1 in a federally insured depository institution in an interest bearing account or accounts in trust for Melissa Johnson. Barbara Johnson Lizzi shall serve as sole trustee of such account or accounts and, as such trustee--

      (1) shall pay those debts and obligations which are outstanding at the time the sum is paid under section 1 to the extent those debts and obligations arise from the injuries and pain and suffering described in section 1;

      (2) shall, until Melissa Johnson reaches the age of majority under the laws of the State in which Melissa Johnson is residing at the time, pay, from the amounts in the trust account or accounts, expenses incurred for Melissa Johnson’s medical care and education; and

      (3) shall, when Melissa Johnson reaches the age of majority under the laws of the State in which Melissa Johnson is residing at the time, pay to Melissa Johnson all amounts remaining in the trust account or accounts.

SEC. 3. LIMITATION ON ATTORNEYS’ FEES.

    Not more than 10 percent of the amount appropriated by section 1 may be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or attorney

    on account of services rendered in connection with the claim described in section 1, notwithstanding any contract which provides otherwise. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an infraction and shall be subject to a fine in the amount provided in title 18, United States Code.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.