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PUBLIC LAW 90-508-SEPT. 21, 1968
SEC. 4. Each share distributable to an enrollee under sections 2 and Herr^^o^f'de^^' 3 of this Act shall be paid directly to the enrollee or, if he is deceased ceased enrollees. at the time of distribution, to his heirs or legatees unless the distributee is under twenty-one years of age or is otherwise under legal disability, in which case such disposition shall be made of the share as the Secretary determines will adequately protect the best interests of the distributee. Funds distributed under the provisions of this Act shall not '^^'^ exemption, be subj ect to Federal or State income taxes. SEC. 5. The Secretary is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations ^ J'^'"^ deadline, to carry out the provisions of this Act, which rules and regulations shall include an appropriate deadline for the filing of applications for enrollment under the first section of this Act. The determinations Eligibility. of the Secretary regarding eligibility for enrollment, the affiliation of an applicant's ancestors, and the shares of the cost of roll preparation to be charged to each of the two funds referred to in sections 2 and 3 of this Act shall be final. Not more than $325,000 in all shall be available under this Act for the costs of roll preparation and of the distribution of shares. Approved September 21, 1968.
Public Law 90-508 AN ACT
To provide for the disposition of funds appropriated to pay a judgment in favor of the Delaware Nation of Indians in Indian Claims Commission docket numbered 337, and for other purposes.
September 21, 1968 [ H. R. 16402]
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary ^gj^g'^^^"^/ ^^^^' of the Interior shall prepare a roll of all persons who meet the follow- /udgme^nt"funds, ing requirements for eligibility: (a) They were born on or prior to disposition. and living on the date of this Act; (b) their name or the name of a lineal ancestor appears on the Delaware Indian per capita payroll approved b;;/^ the Secretary on April 20, 1906, or (c) their name or the name of a lineal ancestor is on or is eligible to be on the constructed base census roll as of 1940 of the Absentee Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma, approved by the Secretary of the Interior, or (d) they are lineal descendants of Delaware Indians who were members of the Delaware Nation of Indians as constituted at the time of the Treaty of October 3, 1818 (7 Stat. 188), and their name or the name of a lineal ancestor appears on any available census roll or any other records acceptable to the Secretary. No person shall be. eligible to be enrolled under this section who is not a citizen of the United States. Applications for enrollment must be filed with the Area Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee, Oklahoma, or the Area Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Anadarko, Oklahoma, on forms prescribed for that purpose. All applications filed shall be Eligibility. reviewed and a judgment of the eligibility of each applicant will be made and recommendation given in writing to the respective area directors by a committee composed of representatives of the two Oklahoma Delaware groups prior to submission of names to the Secretary of the Interior for acceptance on the distribution roll. The determination of the Secretary regarding the utilization of available rolls or records and the eligibility for enrollment of an applicant shall be final. SEC. 2. There shall be withdrawn from the funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Delaware Nation that were appropriaited by the Act of October 7, 1964 (78 Stat. 1033), and