H.R. 3878 (84th): An Act to amend section 5 of the Flood Control Act of August 18, 1941, as amended, ...

...pertaining to emergency flood control work

84th Congress, 1955–1956. Text as of Jun 28, 1955 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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186                                        PUBLIC LAW 99-JUNE 28, 1955                      [69   ST A T .

                     Public Law 99                                                   CHAPTER 194
                                                          AN ACT
  June 28. 1955
   [H. R. 3878]      To amend section 5 of the Flood Control Act of August 18, 1941, as amended,
                                      pertaining to emergency flood control work.
                        Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the
  Emergency flood
control work.        United States of America in Congress assemhled^ That section 5 of the
                     Flood Control Act of August 18, 1941, as amended by section 210
  64 Stat. 183.
  33 u s e 70 In.
                     of the Flood Control Act of 1950, is hereby further amended to read
  Appr opri ation.   as follows: "That there is hereby authorized an emergency fund in
                     the amount of $15,000,000 to be expended in flood emergency prepara-
                     tion ; in flood fighting and rescue operations, or in the repair or resto-
                     ration of any flood-control work threatened or destroyed by flood,
                     including the strengthening, raising, extending, or other modification
                     thereof as may be necessary in the discretion of the Chief of Engineers
                     for the adequate functioning of the work for flood control. The appro-
                     priation of such moneys for the initial establishment of this fund and
  Allotments.        for its replenishment on an annual basis, is hereby authorized: Pro-
                     vided^ That pending the appropriation of said sum, the Secretary of
                     the Army may allot, from existing flood-control appropriations, such
                     sums as may be necessary for the immediate prosecution of the work
                     herein authorized, such appropriations to be reimbursed from the
  Rental of motor
vehicles.
                     appropriation herein authorized when made. The Chief of Engineers
                     is authorized, in the prosecution of work in connection with rescue
                     operations, or in conducting other flood emergency work, to acquire on
                     a rental basis such motor vehicles, including passenger cars and buses,
                     as in his discretion are deemed necessary."
                       Approved June 28, 1955.


                     Public Law 100                                                 CHAPTER 195
  June 28, 1955                                          AN ACT
   [H. R. 4573]      Authorizing Gus A. Guerra, his heirs, legal representatives, and assigns, to con-
                      struct, maintain, and operate a toll bridge across the Kio Grande, at or near Rio
                      Grande City, Texas.

                      Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the
  Gus A. Guerra.    United States of America in Congress assembled^ That in order to
  Bridge construe
tion authority.     facilitate international commerce, improve the postal service, and
                    other purposes, Gus A. Guerra, his heirs, legal representatives, and
                    assigns, be, and is hereby, authorized to construct, maintain, and oper-
                    ate a toll bridge and approaches thereto across the Rio Grande, so far
                    as the United States has jurisdiction over the waters of such river, at
                    a point suitable to the interests of navigation, at or near Rio Grande
                    City, Texas, in accordance with the provisions of the Act entitled "An
                    Act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters",
 34 Stat. 8 4 .     approved March 23, 1906, subject to the conditions and limitations
 33 u s e 491-498. contained in this Act, and subject further to the approval of the
                    International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and
                    Mexico, and also subject to the approval of the proper authorities in
                    the Republic of Mexico to the construction, operation, and mainte-
                    nance of such bridge.
 Use of lands, etc.    g^c. 2. There is hereby conferred upon Gus A. Guerra, his heirs,
                    legal representatives, and assigns, all such rights and powers to enter
                    upon lands and to acquire, occupy, possess, and use real estate and
                    other property in the State of Texas needed for the location, construc-
                    tion, operation, and maintenance of such bridge and its approaches, as