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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 222-224-JULY 11, 1947 the account of the drawer" the phrase "or the account available for payment of the original check". (d) Subsections (c) and (e) of section 3646 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, as amended (U. S . C., 1940 edition, Supp. V, title 31, sees. 528 (c) and (e)), are respectively, further amended by deleting the phrase "before the close of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the original check was issued" and inserting in lieu thereof the phrase "prior to the expiration of ten years from the date on which the original check was issued". (e) Subsection (f) of section 3646 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, as amended (U. S . C., 1940 edition, Supp. V, title 31, sec. 528 (f)) is further amended to read as follows: "(f) Substitutes issued under this section drawn on the Treasurer of the United States, except those for checks issued on account of public- debt obligations and transactions regarding the administration of banking and currency laws, shall be deemed to be original checks and shall be payable under the same conditions as original checks. Substi- tutes for checks issued on account of public-debt obligations and trans- actions regarding the administration of banking and currency laws shall be payable directly by the Treasurer of the United States without limitation of time." (f) Subsection (g) of section 3646 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, as amended (U. S . C., 1940 edition, Supp. V, title 31, sec. 528 (g)) is further amended by deleting the phrase "by any cor- poration or other entity" and inserting in lieu thereof "by any wholly owned or mixed-ownership Government corporation or by any entity". SEC. 5 . This Act shall take effect on July 1, 1947. Approved July 11, 1947. [CHAPTER 223] AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to sell certain lands in Alaska to the city of Sitka, Alaska. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representtives of the italeflands. Uited States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secre- tary of Agriculture is hereby authorized to sell at their reasonably appraised value to the city of Sitka, Alaska, the following-described lands and improvements thereon: The tract of land formerly occupied by the Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station more particularly shown on the official survey map of the city of Sitka as the United States Reserve for Agricultural Investigations and Weather Service. Approved July 11, 1947. July 1, 1947 BH. B. 3251 [Public Law 173] Blair County, Pa. [CHAPTER 224] AN ACT To transfer Blair County, Pennsylvania, from the middle judicial district of Pennsylvania to the western judicial district of Pennsylvania. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the united States of America in Congress assembled, That Blair County, Pennsylvania, of the middle judicial district of Pennsylvania, be, and it is hereby, detached from said judicial district and attached to the western judicial district of Pennsylvania: Provided, That the transfer herein provided shall not affect any case or proceedings now pending. Approved July 11, 1947. " Original check." 59 Stat. 592 . Effective date. July 11, 1947 [H. R. 195] [Public Law 172] 310 [61 STAT.