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S. 1523 (88th): An Act to make certain changes in the functions of the Beach Erosion Board and the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 7, 1963 (Passed Congress).

304                                 PUBLIC LAW 88-171-NOV. 4, 1963                   [77 STAT.

                    Public Law 88-171
November 4, 1963                                    AN A C T
   LH- R- 6481]— rj,^ permit the government of Guam to authorize a public authority to undertake
                                       urban renewal and housing activities.

                       Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the
  Guam.             United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Legisla-
and'^hous'in"^rc-   ^^^^ ^^ Guam may by law grant to a public corporate authority,
tivities.           existing or to be created by or under such law, powers to undertake
                    urban (renewal and housing activities in Guam. Such legislature
                    may by law provide for the appointment, terms of office, or removal
                    of the members of such authority and for the powers of such author-
                    ity, including authority to accept whatever benefits the Federal
                    Government may make available, and to do all things, to exercise
                    any and all powers, and to assume and fulfill any and all obligations,
                    duties, responsibilities, and requirements, including but not limited
                    to those relating to planning or zoning, necessary or desirable for
                    receiving such Federal assistance, except that such authority shall
                    not be given any power of taxation, nor any power to pledge the
                    faith and credit of the territory of Guam tor any loan whatever.
                       SEC. 2. The Legislature of Guam may by law authorize such
  64 Stat. 384.     autlioritv, any provision of the Organic Act of Guam, or any other
  48 use 1421       ^Q^ Qf Congress to the contrary notwithstanding, to borrow money
                    and to issue notes, bonds, and other obligations of such character and
                    maturity, with such security, and in such manner as the legislature
                    may provide. Such notes, bonds, and other obligations shall not be
                    a debt of the United States, or of Guam other than such authority,
                    nor constitute a debt, indebtedness, or the borrowing of money
                    within the meaning of any limitation or restriction on the issuance of
                    notes, bonds, or other obligations contained in any laws of the United
                    States applicable to Guam or to any agency thereof.
                       SEC. 3. The Legislature of Guam may by law assist such authority
                    by furnishing, or authorizing the furnishing of, cash donations, loans,
                    conveyances of real and personal property, facilities, and services,
                    and otherwise, and may by law take other action in aid of urban
                    renewal or housing or related activities.
                       SEC. 4. Each and every part of Public Law 6-135, approved
                    December 18, 1962, heretofore enacted by the Legislature of Guam
                    dealing with any part of the subject matter of this Act and not incon-
                    sistent herewith is ratified and confirmed.
                       SEC. 5. Powers granted herein shall be in addition to, and not in
                    derogation of, any powers granted by other law to, or for the benefit
                    or assistance of, any public corporate authority.
                       Approved November 4, 1963.

                    Public Law 88-172
November 7, 1963                                     AN A C T
        ^^- ^^^^^   To make certain changes in the functions of the Beach Erosion Board and the
                         Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, and for other purposes.

                        Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
  Beach Erosion     United Statcs of America in Congress assembled, That the Board
Board!" "^ ^         established by section 2 of the River and Harbor Act approved
  Change in         j ^ j y 3^ ^930^ as amended (33 U.S.C. 426), referred to as the Beach
^"7?s°at^.' 484.    Erosiou Board, is hereby abolished. There shall be established under
                    the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, a Coastal Engineering

77 STAT.] PUBLIC LAW 88-173-NOV. 7, 1963 305 Research Center which, except as hereinafter provided in section 3 hereof, shall be vested with all the functions of the Beach Erosion Board, including the authority to make general investigations as pro- vided in section 1 of the Act approved J u l y 31, 1945 (59 Stat. 508), 3 3 u s e 426a. and such additional functions as the Chief of Engineers may assign. SEC. 2. The functions of the Coastal Engineering Research Center established by section 1 of this Act, shall be conducted with the guidance and advice of a Board on Coastal Engineering Research, constituted by the Chief of Engineers in the same manner as the present Beach Erosion Board. SEC. 3. All functions of the Beach Erosion Board pertaining to review of reports of investigations made concerning erosion of the shores of coastal and lake waters, and the protection of such shores, are hereby transferred to the Board established by section 3 of the River and Harbor Act approved June 13,1902, as amended (33 U.S.C. 541), referred to as the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors. 32 Stat. 372. Approved November 7, 1963. Public Law 88-173 AN ACT November 1, 1963 To revise the provisions of law relating to the methods by which amounts made [H. R. 8821] available to the States pursuant to the Temporary Unemployment Compen- sation Act of 1958 and title XII of the Social Security Act are to be restored to the Treasury. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of AmeH^a in Congress assembled^ That (a) section Unemployment 3302(c) (2) (A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 is amended to compensation pay- ments. read as follows: Restoration. " ( A ) in the case of a taxable year beginning on January 68A Stat. 439. 26 u s e 3302. 1, 1963 (and in the case of any succeeding taxable year beginning before January 1, 1968), as of the beginning of which there is a balance of such advances, by 5 percent of the tax imposed by section 3301 with respect to the wages paid by such taxpayer during such taxable year which are attributable to such State; and". (b) Section 3302(c) (2) (B) of such Code is amended by striking out "beginning with a consecutive January 1" and inserting in lieu thereof "beginning on or after January 1,1968,". (c) Section 3302(c) (2) of such Code is amended by adding after subparagraph (B) the following: "At the request (made before November 1 of the taxable year) of the Governor of any State, the Secretary of Labor shall, as soon as practicable after June 30 or (if later) the date of the receipt of such request, certify to such Governor and to the Secretary of the Treasury the amount he estimates equals .15 per- cent (plus an additional .15 percent for each additional 5-percent reduction, provided by subparagraph ( B ) ) of the total of the remuneration which would have been subject to contributions under the State unemployment compensation law with respect to the calendar year preceding such certification if the dollar limit on remuneration subject to contributions under such law were equal to the dollar limit under section 3306(b) (1) for such calen- dar year. If, after receiving such certification and before November 10 of the taxable year, the State pays into the Federal unemployment account the amount so certified (and designates such payment as being made for purposes of this sentence), the 93-025 0 - 6 4 - 2 2