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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 498, 499-JUNE 26, 1946 June 26, 1946 [H. R . 5796] [Public Law 452] Defense public works. 55 Stat. 361. 42 U. S. C., Supp. V, §§ 1531-1534. Contributions for operation, etc., of school facilities. 55 Stat. 362, 363. 42 U. S. C., Supp. V, §§ 1532, 1541. 55 Stat. 361, 363. 42 U. S. C., Supp. V, §§ 1531-1553 . Ante, p. 9. Appropriations au- thorized. June 26, 1946 [II. It. 070] [Public Law 453] District of Colum- bia. Adoption proceed- ings. 50 Stat. 807. Notice to Bureau of Vital Statistics of Health Department. Adoption outside D.C . [CHAPTER 498] AN ACT To amend title II of the Act entitled "An Act to expedite the provision of hous- ing in connection with national defense, and for other purposes", approved October 14, 1940, as amended, to permit the making of contributions, during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, for the maintenance and operation of cer- tain school facilities, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That title II of the Act entitled "An Act to expedite the provision of housing in connection with national defense, and for other purposes", approved October 14, 1940, as amended, is amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- ing section: "SEC. 205. In order to enable school authorities that are still over- burdened with war-incurred school enrollments to meet their needs during the transition from war to peacetime conditions, the Federal Works Administrator is authorized to continue to make, during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, contributions for the operation and maintenance of school facilities to (a) local school agencies requiring assistance that have received during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1946, contributions under this Act for the maintenance and operation of their school facilities; and (b) local school agencies requiring assistance that may be subject to a loss of tax revenues because of the acquisition or ownership of land by the United States. Contributions under this section may be made without regard to sections 202 and 301 of this Act and to the provisions in any appropriation Act hereto- fore enacted appropriating funds to carry out the functions vested in the Federal Works Administrator by title II and title III of this Act which may conflict with the purpose of this section, and such contribu- tions may be made notwithstanding the declaration by the President that any existing emergency has ceased to exist. Appropriations and existing appropriations heretofore authorized to carry out the purposes of titles II and III of this Act are hereby authorized to carry out the purposes of this section." Approved June 26, 1946. [CHAPTER 499] AN ACT To amend section 4 of the Act of August 25 1937, so as to provide a filing pro- cedure in cases of adoption outside the District of Columbia, 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 4 of the Act entitled "An Act to regulate proceedings in adoption in the District of Columbia", approved August 25, 1937, as amended (D. C. Code, 1940 edition, sec. 16-204), is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 4 . Notice of a final decree of adoption shall be sent to the Bureau of Vital Statistics of the Health Department. This Bureau shall cause to be made a new record of the birth in the new name and with the names of the adopter and shall then cause to be sealed and filed the original birth certificate with the order of the court and such sealed package shall be opened only by order of court. If the adoption occurred outside of the District of Columbia, upon filing with the Bureau of Vital Statistics of the Health Department a certified copy of the final decree of adoption, the Bureau shall cause to be made a new record of the birth in the new name with the names of the adopters, and shall then cause to be sealed and filed the original birth certificate with the certified copy of the final decree of adoption; and 314 [60 STAT.