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PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960


Effective date.

PUBLIC LAW 86-655-JULY 14, 1960



the claim. No suit shall be instituted involving any claim described in section 3 unless the claimant shall have first given notice to the District in accordance with the Act of February 28, 1933 (47 Stat. 1370; sec. 12-208, D.C. Code, 1951 edition) and shall have presented to the District in writing a claim for money damages in connection therewith, and the District has had six months from the date of such filing within which to make final disposition of such claim. The administrative disposition of a claim by the District shall not be competent evidence of liability or amount of damages in proceedings on any such claim. SEC. 5. I n any case involving any claim described in section 3 in which the trial court shall consider the verdict excessive, the court may order a remittitur of so much of the amount of such verdict or judgment, as the case may be, as it considers excessive, and either permit the party in whose favor the verdict was rendered or the party recovering such judgment, as the case may be, to file a remittitur. SEC. 6. After the effective date of this Act, no civil action or proceeding shall be brought or be maintained against an employee of the District for loss of or damage to property or for personal injury, including death, resulting from the operation by such employee of any vehicle if it be alleged in the complaint or develop in a later stage of the proceeding that the employee was acting within the scope of his office or employment, unless the District shall, in an action brought against it for such damage or injury, including death, specifically deny liability on the ground that the employee was not, at the time and place alleged, acting within the scope of his office or employment. If in any such civil action or proceeding pending in a court in the District of Columbia as of the effective date of this Act the District has not been named as a defendant, said District shall be joined as a defendant and after its answer has been filed and subject to the provisions of the preceding sentence, the action shall be dismissed as to the employee and the case shall proceed as if the District had been a party defendant from the inception thereof. SEC. 7. Nothing in this Act ^hall be construed so as to relieve any District employee from liability to the District for negligent damage to or loss of District property. SEC. 8. This Act shall take effect thirty days after its enactment. Approved July 14, 1960. Public Law 86-655

July 14, 1960 [S. 2674]

Harpers F e r r y National Monument. 16 USC 450bb450bb-2.

AN ACT To authorize the acquisition of certain lands for addition to Harpers Ferry National Monument, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That to further the commemorative purposes of the Act of June 30, 1944 (58 Stat. 645), by providing historic properties and administrative facilities, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to acquire, in the manner hereafter stated, the Storer College site, the original site of John Brown's " Fort " and the old Federal armory, comprising altogether approximately thirty acres, for addition to Harpers Ferry National Monument. SEC. 2. (a) The Secretary of the Interior may accept the conveyance of all right, title, and interest of the trustees of Storer College in and to the lands and improvements in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, granted to their predecessors for educational purposes pursuant