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DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION ACT OF DECEMBER 22, 1927

[45 Stat. 12] An Act Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain approprlations for the

fiscal year ending June 80, 1928, and prior fiscal yearę to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1928, and for other purposes

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For an additional amount for carrying out the provisions of section 23 of the Federal highway act, approved November 9, 1921, $1,880,000, to remain available until expended, being part of $7,500,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 1928 by the act approved June 22, 1926, and authorized to be apportioned and prorated among the States and obligated by contracts and otherwise by the agricultural appropriation act for the fiscal year 1928.

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[45 Stat. 569] An Act Making appropriations for the Department of Agriulture for the Oscal year ending

June 30, 1929, 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 $47,000 for departmental per sonal services in the District of Columbia, $7,500,000, which sum is composed of $3,945,000, part of the sum of $7,500,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 1928 by the act approved June 22, 1926, and $3,555,000, part of the amount authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 1929 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, 1929, by the act approved June 22, 1926: Provided further, That the Secretary of Agriculture 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: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for the rental, purchase, or 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 purchased or constructed under this authorization shall not exceed $1,500.

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 $420,000 for departmental personal services in the District of Columbia, $71,000,000, to remain available unde este pended, which sum is composed of $27,800,000, the remainder of the sum of $76,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1927, by paragraph 1 of the act approved February 12, 1925, and $13,200,000, part of the sum of $75,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1928, by paragraph 1 of the act approved June 22, 1926.

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Approved, May 16, 1928.

AMENDMENT OF MAY 21, 1928

[45 Stat. 683]

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 supplomonted, and for other purposes

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 11 of the Federal highway act, approved November 9, 1921 (Forty-second Statutes at Large, page 212), as amended or supplemented, be further amended by adding at the end of the second paragraph thereof the following:

"And provided further, That in the case of any State containing unappropriated public lands and nontaxable Indian lands, individual and tribal, exceeding 5 per centum of the total area of all lands in the State in which the population, as shown by the latest available Federal census, does not exceed ten per square mile of area, the Secretary of Agriculture, upon request from the State highway department of such State, may increase the share payable by the United States to any percentage up to and including the whole cost on projects on the primary system of Federal-aid highways and on projects on the secondary system when the latter is a continuation of a route on the primary system or directly connects with a route on the primary system of an adjoining State, but such Štate shall allocate and expend during the same fiscal year upon some other project or projects on the Federal-aid system, under the direction of the Secretary of Agriculture, the amount it would have been required to expend upon such project."

SEC. 2. In every case in which, in the judgment of the Secretary of Agriculture and the highway department of the State in question, it shall be practicable to plant and maintain shade trees along the highways authorized by said act of November 9, 1921, and by this act, the planting of such trees shall be included in the specifications provided in section 8 of said act of November 9, 1921.

Sec. 3. The system of Federal-aid highways on which Federal funds may be expended in any State may exceed 7 per centum of the total highway mileage of such State by the mileage of roads on said system within national forest, Indian, or other Federal reservations therein.

Sec. 4. Federal funds may be expended on that portion of a highway or street within a municipality having a population of two thousand five hundred or more, along which from a point on the corporate limits inwardly the houses average more than two hundred feet apart: Provided, That no Federal funds shall be expended for the construction of any bridge within or partly within any municipality having a population of more than thirty thousand, as shown by the latest available Federal or State census; but this limitation shall not apply in the case of an interstate bridge, including approaches, connecting such municipality in one State with a point in an adjoining State which may be within a municipality having a population of not more than ten thousand.

SEC. 5. 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, May 21, 1928.

AUTHORIZATION OF MAY 26, 1928

[45 Stat. 750]

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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 America 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, 1930.
The sum of $75,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1931.

SEC. 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, 1930.
The sum of $7,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1931.

Sec. 3. 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, May 26, 1928.

APPROPRIATION OF FEBRUARY 16, 1929

[45 Stat. 1220]

An Act Making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending Juno 30, 1930,

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 (U. S. C., p. 668, sec. 23), including not to exceed $52,400 for departmental personal services in the District of Columbia, $8,000,000, which sum is composed of $3,945,000, part of the sum of $7,500,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 1929

by the act approved June 22, 1926 (U. S. C., supp. I, p. 117, sec. 23), and $4,055,000, part of the amount authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 1930 by the act approved May 26, 1928 (45 Stat., p. 750): 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, 1930, by the act approved May 26, 1928: Provided further, that the Secretary of Agriculture 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 (U. $. C., pp. 422, 423, sec. 503), 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: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for the rental, purchase, or 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 purchased or constructed under this authorization shall not exceed $1,500.

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 (U. S. C., pp. 422, 423, sec. 503), 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 $454,900 for departmental personal services in the District of Columbia, $74,000,000, to remain available until expended which sum is compo sed of $31,800,000, the remainder of the sum of $75,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1928, and $42,200,000, part of the sum of $75,000,000 authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1929, by paragraph 1 of the act approved June 22, 1926.

Approved, February 16, 1929.

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APPROPRIATION OF FEBRUARY 7, 1930

46 Stat. 67]

Joint Resolution Making an additional appropriation for the fiscal year 1930 for the cooperative construction

of rural post roads Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $31,400,000, to remain available until expended, 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 (United States Code, title 16, Section 503), and all acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, including the same objects specified under this head in the Agricultural Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1930, such sum being part of the amount authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 1930 by the act approved May 26, 1928 (Forty-fifth Statutes, page 750).

Approved, February 7, 1930.

APPROPRIATION FOR FOREST ROADS AND TRAILS OF MARCH 26,

1930

[46 Stat. 99]

An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in certain appropriations for the fiscal year

ending June 30, 1930, and prior fiscal years, to provide urgent supplemental appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1930, and June 30, 1931, and for other purposes

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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, including the same objects specified under this head in the Agricultural Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1930, $2,000,000.

Approved, March 26, 1930.

AUTHORIZATION AND AMENDMENT OF APRIL 4, 1930

[46 Stat. 141]

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 America 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 $125,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1932; the sum of $125,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1933.

SEC. 2. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, in addition to the authorization approved in section 1 of the act of May 26, 1928, the additional sum of $50,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1931, to be expended in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Highway Acts and all amendments thereof, and supplementary thereto.

Sec. 3. Section 6 of such act of July 11, 1916, as amended and supplemented, is further amended so that the limitation of payments which the Secretary of Agriculture may make is increased to $25,000 per mile, exclusive of the cost of bridges of more than twenty feet clear span: Provided, That the Federal .participation shall be limited to $15,000 per mile until the original certified seven percent system of such State shall have been surfaced: Provided further, That any such increase above $15,000 per mile shall be certified by the Director of the Bureau of Public Roads and the Secretary of Agriculture as securing actual extension of the highway system or economy in its construction: Provided further, That the limitation of payments herein provided shall apply to the public-land States, except that the same is hereby increased in proportion to the increased percentage of Federal aid authorized by section 11 of the act entitled “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”, approved November 9, 1921, as amended. The provisions of this section relating to the limitation of payments per mile which the Secretary of Agriculture may make shall apply to all funds heretofore appropriated and available for payment to the States on the date of approval of this amendatory act and to all sums hereafter appropriated for carrying out the provisions of such act of July 11, 1916, as amended and supplemented.

Sec. 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, April 4, 1930.

AUTHORIZATION FOR FOREST ROADS AND AMENDMENT OF MAY 5,

1930

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(46 Stat. 261] 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 America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of 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 $12,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1932; the sum of $12,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1933.

SEC. 2. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, in addition to the authorization approved in section 2 of the act of May 26, 1928, the additional sum of $5,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1931, to be expended in accordance with the provisions of section 23 of the Federal Highway Act and acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto.

Sec. 3. In the expenditure of any amount in excess of $7,500,000 from appropriations under the authorization made for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 1931, June 30, 1932, and June 30, 1933, for carrying out the provisions of section 23 of the Federal Highway Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall give preference to those projects, which he shall determine are not otherwise satisfactorily financed or provided for, which are located on the Federal-aid highway system

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