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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG. , 1 ST SESS.-CHS. 602-604 -OCT. 5 , 1949 pensation' which may be used for the purposes of this Act shall be $10,000 per annum." SEC. 2 . This amendment shall become effective April 1, 1948. Approved October 5, 1949. [CHAPTER 603] AN ACT Authorizing transfer of land to the county of Bernalillo, State of New Mexico, for a hospital site. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized, if he finds it to be for the best interest of the United States and the Indians of New Mexico, to convey to the county of Bernalillo, State of New Mexico, upon payment by said county of one-half of the appraised fair market value thereof, as determined by the Secretary, such portion of the land in the city of Albuquerque, county of Bernalillo, State of New Mexico, now set aside and reserved for the use of the Bureau of Indian Affairs for hospital purposes as he may find necessary or desirable to enable said premises to be used for the construction and operation of a hos- pital by the county of Bernalillo, State of New Mexico: Provided, That if the county of Bernalillo and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs shall enter into a contract or contracts whereby facilities for the treatment of Indians are to be made available at a hospital con- structed upon land transferred to the county of Bernalillo under the terms of this Act, of a value equal to or in excess of one-half of the appraised fair market value of the property so transferred, the Secre- tary of the Interior may make such transfer without reimbursement to the Treasury of the United States. Approved October 5, 1949. [CHAPTER 604] AN ACT To confer jurisdiction on the State of California over the lands and residents of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation in said State, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled That on and after January 1, 1950, all lands located on the Agua Caliente Indian Reser- vation in the State of California, and the Indian residents thereof, shall be subject to the laws, civil and criminal, of the State of Cali- fornia, but nothing contained in this section shall be construed to authorize the alienation, encumbrance, or taxation of the lands of the reservation, or rights of inheritance thereof whether tribally or individually owned, so long as the title to such lands is held in trust by the United States, unless such alienation, encumbrance, or taxation is specifically authorized by the Congress. SEC. 2 . Notwithstanding any other provision of law or the allot- ment in severalty to Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, and subject to the provisions of section 3 of this Act, no valid and existing permit covering lands located on the reservation, the terms of which have been fully met by the permittee, shall be terminated without the consent of the permittee prior to December 31, 1950. SEC. 3. The city of Palm Springs in Riverside County, California, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, and subsequent to an appropriate resolution adopted by the business committee of the Agua Caliente Band of Mission Indians, giving approval, is hereby granted an easement not to exceed sixty feet in width for public use, 81939°--0- -Pr. --- 46 705 Effective date. October 5, 1949 [H. R . 5670] [Public Law 321] Bernalillo County, N. Mex. Conveyance. Coatracta. October 5, 1949 [H. R. 5310] [Public Law 32)l Agua Caliente In- dian Reservation. Jurisdiction of Cali- forni. Termination of per- mit. Palm SprDin, Cali asment.