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poses," approved July 11, 1916, and all acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the following additional sums, to be expended according to the provisions of such act as amended:

The sum of $75,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1926;
The sum of $75,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1927.

Immediately upon the passage of this act and thereafter not later than January 1, of each year, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to apportion among the several States, as provided in section 21 of the Federal highway act approved November 9, 1921, the $75,000,000 herein authorized to be apportioned for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1926, and on or before January 1 next preceding the commencement of each succeeding fiscal year he shall make like apportionment of the appropriation herein authorized, or which may hereafter be authorized, for each fiscal year: Provided, That the Secre. tary of Agriculture shall act upon projects submitted to him under his apportionment of this authorization, and his approval of any such project within three years shall be deemed a contractual obligation of the Federal Govern. ment for the payment of its proportional contribution thereto.

SEO. 2. For carrying out the provisions of section 23 of the Federal highway act approved November 9, 1921, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated for forest roads and trails, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the following additional sums, to be available until expended in accordance with the provisions of said section 23 :

The sum of $7,500,000, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1926;
The sum of $7,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1927.

SEC. 3. That the Secretary of Agriculture may exchange deteriorated explosives or explosive components, obtained by transfer from the Secretary of War for distribution among the States and for use in the improvement of roads under his direct supervision, for explosives or explosive products in condition for immediate use. The Secretary of Agriculture is further authorized, by contract or otherwise, to reclaim by reworking, reconditioning, cartridging, or otherwise converting into usable form such deteriorated explosives or explosive components as can not be so exchanged, and to pay the cost thereof out of available administrative funds authorized by the Federal highway act approved November 9, 1921, and acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto. The Secretary of Agriculture, in his discretion, may transfer to any department or agency of the Federal Government such of the materials acquired from such exchanges, and also such of the explosives or explosive components as may be reworked, reconditioned, cartridged, or otherwise converted hereunder, as may be required by any such department or agency for use in its authorized activities: Provided, That the charges incident to the storage, handling, protection, exchange, reworking, reconditioning, cartridging, or conversion of such explosives or explosive components as may be certified by the Secretary of Agriculture to have been incurred against said administrative funds shall be reimbursed, said funds pro rata by the department or agency of the Federal Government, the State, or other agency receiving such explosives or explosive products.

SEC. 4. That section 11 of the Federal highway act approved November 9, 1921, as amended and approved by the acts of June 19, 1922, and January 22, 1923, is further amended by inserting after each place where the words appropriated public lands” occur the words “and nontaxable Indian lands, individual and tribal.”

SEO. 5. That in any State where the existing constitution or laws will not permit the State to provide revenues for the construction, reconstruction, or omaintenance of highways, the Secretary of Agriculture shall continue to approve projects for said State until three years after the passage of this act, if he shall find that said State has complied with the provisions of this act in so far as its existing constitution and laws will permit.

SEO. 6. All acts or parts of acts in any way inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect on its passage

Approved, February 12, 1025.

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DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION ACT OF MARCH 4, 1925

[43 STAT. 1326.]

An Act Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropriations for the

Ascal year ending June 30, 1925, and prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental appro. priations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1920, and for other purposes

Forest roads and trails : For carrying out the provisions of section 23 of the Federal Highway act approved November 9, 1921, the Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized, immediately upon the approval of this act, to apportion and prorate among the several States, Alaska, and Porto Rico, as provided in section 23 of said Federal highway act, the sum of $7,500,000 constituting the amount authorized to be appropriated for forest roads and trails for the fiscal year 1926 by section 2 of the act approved February 12, 1925: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture may incur obligations, approve projects, or enter into contracts under his apportionment and prorating of this authorization, and his action in so doing shall be deemed a contractual obligation of the Federal Government for the payment of the cost thereof.

Approved, March 4, 1925.

DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION ACT OF MARCH 3, 1926

[44 Stat. 171]

An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in certain appropriations for

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1928, and prior fiscal years, to provide urgent sup plemental appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1926, and June 30, 1927, and for other purposes

FOREST ROADA AND TRAILS

For carrying out the provisions of section 23 of the Federal highway act, approved November 9, 1921, $3,775,000, to remain available until expended, being part of the sum of $7,500,000, authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 1926 by section 2 of the act approved February 12, 1925, and authorized to be apportioned and prorated among the States and obligated by contracts and otherwise by the act of March 4, 1925.

FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY SYSTEM

For the construction of rural post roads under the provisions of the act entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes," approved July 11, 1916, and all acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, to be expended in accordance with the provisions of such act as amended, including not to exceed $16,500 for departmental personal services in the District of Columbia, $22,900,000, to remain available until expended, being part of the sum of. $75,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 1925 by the act approved June 19, 1922.

Approved, March 3, 1926.

AGRICULTURAL APPROPRIATION ACT OF MAY 11, 1926

[44 Stat. 530]

An Act Making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the iscal year ending

June 30, 1927, and for other purposes

FOREST ROADS AND TRAILS

For carrying out the provisions of section 23 of the Federal highway act approved November 9, 1921, including not to exceed $48,000 for departmental personal services in the District of Columbia, $5,000,000, which sum is composed of $3,725,000, the remainder of the sum of $7,500,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 1926 and $1,275,000, part of the amount authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 1927 by the act approved February 12, 1925: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture shall, upon the approval of this act, apportion and prorate among the several States, Alaska, and Porto Rico, as provided in section 23 of said Federal highway act, the sum of $7,500,000 author ized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1927, by the act approved February 12, 1925: Provided further, That the Secretary of Agricul. ture shall incur obligations, approve projects, or enter into contracts under his apportionment and prorating of this authorization, and his action in so doing shall be deemed a contractual obligation on the part of the Federal Government for the payment of the cost thereof: Provided further, That the appropriations heretofore, herein, and hereafter made for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of section 8 of the act of July 11, 1916, and of section 23 of the Federal highway act of November 9, 1921, and acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto, shall be considered available for the purpose of discharging the obligations created thereunder in any State or Territory: Provided further, That the total expenditures on account of any State or Territory shall at no time exceed its authorized apportionment.

FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY SYSTEM

For carrying out the provisions of the act entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes," approved July 11, 1916, and all acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, to be expended in accordance with the provisions of said act as amended, including not to exceed $445,000 for departmental personal services in the District of Columbia, $75,000,000, to remain available until expended, which sum is composed of $23,800,000, the remainder of the sum of $75,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1925, by the act approved June 19, 1922, and $51,200,000, part of the sum of $75,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1926, by paragraph 1 of the act approved February 12, 1925.

Total, Department of Agriculture, $127,924,573.
Approved, May 11, 1926.

AMENDMENT AND AUTHORIZATION OF JUNE 22, 1926

[44 Stat. 760]

An Act To amend the Act entitled "An Act to provide that the United States shall aid

the states in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes," approved July 11, 1916, as amended and supplemented, and for other purposes Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Amerioa in Congress assembled, That for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of the act entitled "An act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes," approved July 11, 1916, and all acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the following additional sums, to be expended according to the provisions of such act as amended:

The sum of $75,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1928.
The sum of $75,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1929.

SEO. 2. For carrying out the provisions of section 23 of the Federal highway act, approved November 9, 1921, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated for forest roads and trails, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the following additional sums, to be available until expended in accordance with the provisions of said section 23:

The sum of $7,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1928.
The sum of $7,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1929.

Not later than January 1 next preceding the commencement of each fiscal year the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to apportion among the several States the appropriations heretofore, herein, or hereafter made or authorized to be made as provided in section 23 of the Federal highway act approved November 9, 1921.

SEC. 3. That in any State where the existing constitution or laws will not permit the State to provide revenues for the construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of highways the Secretary of Agriculture shall continue to approve projects for said State for the period covered by this act if he shall find that said State has complied with the provisions of this act in so far as its existing constitution and laws will permit.

SEO. 4. All acts or parts of acts in any way inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on its passage.

Approved, June 22, 1926.

AGRICULTURAL APPROPRIATION ACT OF JANUARY 18, 1927

[44 STAT. 1006]

An Act Making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending

June 30, 1928, and for other purposes

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For carrying out the provisions of section 23 of the Federal highway act approved November 9, 1921, including not to exceed $47,000 for departmental personal services in the District of Columbia, $6,500,000, which sum is composed of $4,825,000, part of the sum of $7,500,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 1927 by the act approved February 12, 1925, and $1,675,000, part of the amount authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 1928 by the act approved June 22, 1926: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture shall, upon the approval of this act, apportion and prorate among the several States, Alaska, and Porto Rico, as provided in section 23 of said Federal highway act, the sum of $7,500,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1928, by the act approved June 22, 1926: Provided further, That the Secretary of Agriculture may incur obligations, approve projects, or enter into contracts under his apportionment and prorating of this authorization, and his action in so doing shall be deemed a contractual obligation on the part of the Federal Government for the payment of the cost thereof: Provided further, That the appropriations heretofore, herein, and hereafter made for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of section 8 of the act of July 11, 1916, and of section 23 of the Federal highway act of November 9, 1921, and acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto, shall be considered available for the purpose of discharging the obligations created thereunder in any State or Territory: Provided further, That the total expenditures on account of any State or Territory shall at no time exceed its authorized apportionment: Pro vided further, That this appropriation shall be available for the construction of buildings necessary for the storage of equipment and supplies used for road and trail construction and maintenance, but the total cost of any such building constructed shall not exceed $1,500.

FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY BYSTEM

For carrying out the provisions of the act entitled "An act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes," approved July 11, 1916, and all acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, to be expended in accordance with the provisions of said act as amended, including not to exceed $420,000 for departmental personal services in the District of Columbia, $71,000,000 to remain available until expended, which sum is composed of $23,800,000, the remainder of the sum of $75,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1926, and $47,200,000, part of the sum of $75,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1927, by paragraph 1 of the act approved February 12, 1925.

Total, Department of Agriculture, $128,511,739.
Approved, January 18, 1927.

DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION ACT OF FEBRUARY 28, 1927

[44 STAT. 1252]

An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in certain appropriations for

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1927, and prior fiscal years, and to provide urgent supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1927, and for other purposes

FOREST ROADS AND TRAILS

For an additional amount for carrying out the provisions of section 23 of the Federal highway act, approved November 9, 1921, $1,400,000, to remain available until expended, being the remainder of the sum of $7,500,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 1927 by section 2 of the act approved February 12, 1925, and authorized to be apportioned and prorated among the States and obligated by contracts and otherwise by the act of May 11, 1928.

Approved, February 28, 1927.

FEDERAL AID FOR TOLL BRIDGES

[44 Stat. 1398]

An Act To permit the granting of Federal aid in respect of certain roads and bridges

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstanding any provision of the act entitled “An act to provide that the United States shall aid the States in the construction of rural post roads, and for other purposes," approved July 11, 1916, or of the Federal highway act, the Secretary of Agriculture may extend, on the same basis and in the same manner as in the construction of any free bridge, Federal aid under such acts, in the construction of any toll bridge and approaches thereto, by any State or States, or political subdivision or subdi. visions thereof, upon the condition that such bridge is owned and operated by such State or States, or political subdivision or subdivisions thereof, and that all tolls received from the operation thereof, less the actual cost of operation and maintenance, are applied to the repayment to the State or States, or political subdivision or subdivisions thereof, of its or their part of the cost of construction of such bridge, and upon the further condition that when the amount contributed by such State or States, or political subdivision or subdivisions thereof, in the construction of such bridge shall have been repaid from the tolls, the collection of tolls for the use of such bridge shall thereafter cease, and the same shall be maintained and operated as a free bridge.

Approved. March 8, 1927.

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