60 SrAT.] 79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.--CHS. 277-279-MAY 29, 31 , 1946 [CHAPTER 277] JOINT RESOLUTION To provide for the proper observance of the one hundred and fifty-fifth anniver- sary of the adoption of the first ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States is hereby authorized and requested to issue a procla- mation designating December 15, 1946 as Bill of Rights Day, calling upon officials of the Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on that day, and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and prayer. Approved May 29, 1946. 229 May 29, 1946 [H. J . Res. 273] [Public Law 392] Bill of Rights Day. 11 F. R.14221. [CHAPTER 278] JOINT RESOLUTION Extending the time for the release of powers of appointment for the purposes of certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 403 (d) (3) of the Revenue Act of 1942 (relating to the release of certain powers of appointment) is amended by striking out "July 1, 1946" wherever it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "July 1, 1947"; and section 452 (c) of the Revenue Act of 1942 is amended to read as follows: "(c) RELEASE BEFORE JULY 1, 1947.- "(1) A release of a power to appoint before July 1, 1947, shall not be deemed a transfer of property by the individual possessing such power. "(2) This subsection shall apply to all calendar years prior to 1947 and to that part of the calendar year 1947 prior to July 1, 1947." Approved May 29, 1946. [CHAPTER 279] AN ACT To confer jurisdiction on the State of North Dakota over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Devils Lake Indian Reservation. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That jurisdiction is hereby conferred on the State of North Dakota over offenses com- mitted by or against Indians on the Devils Lake Indian Reservation in North Dakota to the same extent as its courts have jurisdiction generally over offenses committed within said State outside of Indian reservations: Provided, however, That nothing herein contained shall deprive the courts of the United States of jurisdiction over offenses defined by the laws of the United States committed by or against Indians on said reservation, nor shall anything herein contained deprive any Indian of any protection afforded by Federal law, con- tract, or treaty against the taxation or alienation of any restricted property. Approved May 31, 1946. May 29, 1946 [H. J . Res. 353] [Public Law 393] Revenue Act, 1942, amendment. 56 Stat. 944, 952; 59 Stat. 264. 26 U. S. C., Supp. V, §§ 811, 812, 826, 861 notes, 1000 note. Ma 31, 1946 (S. 1.051 [P'ublic Law 394] Devils Lake Indian Reservation. Jurisdiction over of- fenses.