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S. 887 (91st): An Act to further extend the period of restrictions on lands of the Quapaw Indians Oklahoma, and for other purposes


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 25, 1970 (Passed Congress).


84 STAT.]       PUBLIC LAW 91-290-JUNE 25, 1970                                              325
                                                                          Detention bene-
    "(2) The Commission is authorized to receive and to determine, fits.
 according to law, the amount and validity, and provide for the pay-
 ment of any claim filed by, or on behalf of, any civilian American
 citizen for detention benefits for any period of time subsequent to
 February 27, 1961, during which he was held by any such hostile
 force as a prisoner, internee, hostage, or in any other capacity, or
 remained in hiding to avoid capture or internment by any such hostile
 force.
    "(3) The detention benefits allowed under paragraph (2) of this Amount.
 subsection shall be at the rate of $60 for each calendar month.
    "(4) The detention benefits allowed under paragraph (2) of this
 subsection shall be allowed to the civilian American citizen entitled
 thereto, or, in the event of his death, only to the following persons:
         " ( A ) the widow or husband if there is no child or children
      of the deceased;
          " ( B ) the widow or dependent husband and child or children
       of the deceased, one-half to the widoAv or dependent husband and
       the other half to the child or children in equal shares ;
         " ( C ) the child or children of the deceased in equal shares if
       there is no widow or dependent husband,
    "(5) Any claim allowed by the Commission under this subsection
 shall be certified to the Secretary of the Treasury for payment out
of funds appropriated pursuant to this subsection, and shall be paid
 to the person entitled thereto, except that if a person entitled to
 payment under this section is under any legal disability, payment
shall be made in accordance with the provisions of subsection (e) 66 Stat. 49.
of this section.
   "(6) Each claim filed under this section must be filed not later than ^'""^ '^^'^•
three years from whichever of the following dates last occurs:
         " ( A ) the date of enactment of this subsection;
         " ( B ) the date the civilian American citizen by whom the claim
      is filed returned to the jurisdiction of the United States; or
         " ( C ) the date upon which the Commission, at the request of a
      j>otentially eligible survivor, makes a determination t h a t the
      civilian American citizen has actually died or may be presumed
      to be dead, in the case of a n j civilian American citizen who has
      not returned to the jurisdiction of the United States.
The Commission shall complete its determinations for each claim filed
under this subsection at the earliest practicable date, but not later
than one year after the date on which such claim was filed.
   "(7) There are authorized to be appropriated such amounts as may Appropriation.
be necessary to carry out the purposes of this subsection, including
necessary administrative expenses."
   Approved June 24, 1970.


Public Law 91-290
                                  AN ACT                                       J u n e 25, 1970
To further extend the period of restrictions on lands of the Quapaw Indiana,         [S. 887]
                      Oklahoma, and for other purpases.
  Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assemhled^ That the existing oua^^^"' mdians.
restrictions, tax exemptions, and limitations affecting lands of Quapaw Land restrictions,
Indians in Oklahoma that were extended to March 3, 1971, by the extension.
Act of July 27,1939 (63 Stat. 1127), are hereby extended for a further
period of twenty-five years from the date on which such restrictions,
tax exemptions, and limitations would otherwise expire.
  Approved June 25, 1970.