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61 STAT.] 80rH CONG., 1ST SESS.-CHS. 86, 87-MAY 29, 31, 1947 of the grounds and connections with public utilities, and the Federal heating system) for the use of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia, to be located on that part of reservation 10 which is bounded by Constitution Avenue on the south, C Street on the north, John Marshall Place on the west, and Third Street on the east, containing two hundred and forty-five thousand two hundred and sixty-six square feet, title to which is in the District of Columbia with the exception of two pieces of land having a com- bined total area of one thousand two hundred and thirty-eight square feet, title to which said two pieces of land is in the United States. SEC. 2. (a) The plans for the building shall be prepared under the direction of, and shall be approved by, a committee of six members to be composed of the chief justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the chief justice of the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia, an associate justice of the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia to be designated by the chief justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, a member of the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia to be designated by said Board, the Commissioner of Public Buildings, and the Architect of the Capitol. (b) The said committee shall estimate the cost of such building and report its findings to the Congress. SEC. 3. The exact location of the building on the site shall be approved by the National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and the design shall be approved by the Commission of Fine Arts. SEC. 4. The Commissioners of the District of Columbia are hereby authorized and directed to convey to the United States title to that part of reservation 10 which is owned by the District of Columbia within the area described in section 1 of this Act, excepting a strip five feet wide immediately adjacent to the south line of C Street and running parallel with said south line of C Street from Third Street to John Marshall Place, said strip to be reserved for the widening of C Street: Provided, That the said Commissioners are hereby author- ized to continue to lease such land for parking purposes and to receive and use for expenses of the District of Columbia any income derived therefrom, until such time as the use of the land is required by the Federal Government for the new court building. The conpensation for the site, which is herein fixed at $2,420,000, shall constitute a credit to the District of Columbia for its share of the cost of the entire project as hereafter established by the Congress. SEC. 5 . The Architect of the Capitol is hereby authorized to employ the necessary personal and other services, to enter into the necessary contracts, and to make such other expenditures as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 1 and 2 of this Act, and there is hereby authorized to be appropriated a sum not in excess of $400,000 for such purposes, which shall include all architectural fees. Approved May 29, 1947. [CHAPTER 87] AN ACT To amend the Nationality Act of 1940 so as to permit naturalization proceedings to be had at places other than in the office of the clerk or in open court in the case of sick or physically disabled individuals. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That 'so much of section 331 of the Nationality Act of 1940, as amended (54 Stat. 1153; U. S. C ., 1940 edition, title 8, sec. 731), as precedes paragraph (1) 121 Committee. Estimate and report of cost. Approval of location and design. Conveyance of title. Lease of land for parking purposes. Compensatlon for site. Expenditures by Architect of Capitol. Appropriation au- thorized. Post, p. 612 . May 31, 1947 fI. R. 236] [Public Law 81] Nationality Act of 1940, amendment. Proceedings in the case of disabled per- sons.