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Text of the An Act to provide a border highway along the U.S. bank-of the Rio Grande River in connection with the settlement ...

...with the settlement of the Chamizal boundary dispute between the United States and Mexico

This bill was enacted on November 8, 1966. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 8, 1966 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

80 STAT.]         PUBLIC LAW 89-795-NOV. 8, 1966                                          1477

  SEC. 1102. Clause (3) of section 401(b) of the Public Works and             79 sta^ se^i.
Economic Development Act of 1965 is amended to read as follows:
       " (3) no area shall be designated which does not have a popula-
    tion of at least one thousand five hundred persons, except that this
    limitation shall not apply to any area designated under section
    401(a) ( 3 ) ; and".

             TITLE XII—GENERAL PROVISIONS
   SEC. 1201. No part of the funds appropriated under this Act to Prohibition on
carry out the provisions of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 sonHnciting^^'"
shall be used to provide payments, assistance, or services, in any form, "ots.
with respect to any individual who is convicted, in any Federal, State,
or local court of competent jurisdiction, of inciting, promoting, or car-
rying on a riot, or any group activity resulting in material damage to
groperty or injury to persons, found to be in violation of Federal,
  tate, or local laws designed to protect persons or property in the
community concerned.
   Approved November 8, 1966.


Public Law 89-795
                                 AN A C T                                    November 8, 1966
To provide a border highway along the United States bank of the Rio Grande , [H.R. 11555]
  River in connection with the settlement of the Chamizal boundary dispute
  between the United States and Mexico.

  Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the
                                                                        El P a s o , T e x .
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Border         highway.
of Transportation, hereinafter referred to as the Secretary, is author-
ized to (1) construct a border highway in the city of El Paso, Texas,
between the approximate point of the beginnmg of the rectified
boundary channel, two blocks west of Santa Fe Street in El Paso,
thence along the international boundary to the International Bridge
at Zaragosa Road—about twelve and a half miles east: Provided,
That the design plans and specifications for this highway shall be
developed to meet design and construction standards established by
the Secretary; that the Secretary may work through the Texas State
Highway Department in accomplishing any part of this project; that
the planning, design, and constructicn scnedule, and works shall be
subject to review by the United States Commissioner, International
Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, to assure
coordination with the relocation of the river channel and relocation of
related facilities, pursuant to the American-Mexican Chamizal Con- ^^ ^^^ 277d-i7
vention Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 184) : And provided further, That the "°*^'
Secretary may at his discretion request that the United States Com-
missioner, International Boundary and Water Commission, plan and
perform such part of the engineermg and construction of the liighAvay
as may be warranted to assure coordination and efficient construction,
and the Secretary may transfer to the Secretary of State funds neces-
sary for such purpose; (2) acquire lands necessary for the border
highway in accordance with the approved plans, through the United
States Commissioner, International Boundary and Water Commis-
sion : Provided, That the provisions of the American-Mexican Chami-
zal Convention Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 184) for the acquisition of lands

1478 PUBLIC LAW 89-796-NOV. 8, 1966 [80 STAT. for the purposes of that Act will also apply to the acquisition of adjoining lands required for the border highway, and the Secretary may transfer to the Secretary of State funds necessary for such purposes. U.S. i n t e r e s t , SEC. 2. The Secretary is authorized to convey all right, title, and conveyance. interest of the United States in and to the highway authorized to be constructed by this Act to the State of Texas or the city of El Paso, Texas, except that the Secretary shall not construct any highway under authority of this Act until such time as he shall have entered into an agreement with the State of Texas or the city of E l Paso, Texas, wherein such State or city agrees to pay to the Secretary of the Treasury at such time as may be specified by the Secretary an amount equal to 50 per centum of the cost of constructing such highway, exclud- ing all costs of axi^uiring lands or interests in lands as may be required for the construction of the highway authorized by this Act and all preliminary engineering costs, and the State of Texas or the city of E l Paso, Texas, agrees to accept all right, title, and interest to the highway upon completion of construction and agrees to maintain such highway for such period and in accordance with such terms and con- ditions as the Secretary determines necessary to protect the interests of the United States. Amounts paid by the State of Texas or the city of E l Paso, Texas, under this section shall be available to the Secre- tary, together with sums appropriated pursuant to section 3, for use in carrymgout the provisions of this Act. Appropriation. SEC. 3. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated from the general fund of the Treasury not to exceed $8,000,000, which shall be available for paying the Federal share of the costs of carrying out the provisions of this Act. Approved November 8, 1966. Public Law 89-796 November 8, 1966 AN ACT [S. 688] To amend title III of the Baukhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, as amended, to provide for additional means and measures for land conservation and land utilization, and for other purposes. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the Agriculture. Land conserva- Umted States of America in Congress assemhled, T h a t (a) section 31 tion and utiliza- of title I I I of the Bankhead-Jones F a r m Tenant Act, as amended tion, provision. (7 U.S.C. 1010), is amended by inserting "developing and protecting 50 Stat. 525; 76 Stat. 6 0 7 . recreational facilitie-s," immediately after" "protecting fish and wildlife.". 7 u s e 1011. (b) Sect ion 32 (e) of title I I I of such Act is amended by— (1) inserting "and local nonprofit organizations" immediately after "public agencies" each place it occurs in the first sentence thereof; and (2) inserting "and to local nonprofit organizations" immedi- ately after "local public agencies" in the second sentence thereof. Approved November 8, 1966.