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PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1971

85 STAT.]

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PUBLIC LAW 92-30-JUNE 23, 1971

who meet the membership requirements specified in the constitution of the respective tribes. (d) None of the funds distributed per capita under the provisions of this Act shall be subject to Federal or State income taxes. (e) Sums payable under this Act to enrollees or their heirs or legatees who are less than twenty-one years of age or who are under a legal disability shall be paid in accordance with such procedures, including the establishment of trusts, as the Secretary of the Interior determines appropriate to protect the best interests of such persons. (f) The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this Act. Approved June 23, 1971.

Income tax exemption. Minors, payment p r o c e d u r e s.

Rules and regulations.

Public Law 92-30 AN ACT To provide for the disposition of funds appropriated to pay judgments in favor of the Snohomish Tribe in Indian Claims Commission docket numbered 125, the Upper Skagit Tribe in Indian Claims Commission docket numbered 92, and the Snoqualmie and Skykomish Tribes in Indian Claims Commission docket numbered 93, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the funds appropriated by the Act of May 29, 1967 (81 Stat. 30, 42), to pay a judgment to the Snohomish Tribe in Indian Claims Commission docket numbered 125, and the Act of October 21, 1968 (82 Stat. 1190, 1198), to pay judgments to the Upper Skagit Tribe in Indian Claims Commission docket numbered 92 and the Snoqualmie and Skykomish Tribes in Indian Claims Commission docket numbered 93, together with the interests thereon, after payment of attorney fees and litigation expenses, and such expenses as may be necessary in effecting the provisions of this Act, shall be distributed as provided herein. SEC. 2. The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare separate rolls of all persons born on or prior to and living on the date of this Act who are lineal descendants of members of the Snohomish Tribe, of the Upper Skagit Tribe, including the allied Suiattle-Sauk Band, and of the Snoqualmie and Skykomish Tribes, as they were constituted in 1855: Provided, That no person shall be enrolled as a descendant of the Snohomish Tribe if he has shared or is eligible to share in a per capita distribution of a judgment against the United States recovered by any other tribe. SEC. 3. Applications for enrollment must be filed with the Superintendent, Western Washington Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, at Everett, Washington, in the manner and within the time limits prescribed for that purpose. The determination of the Secretary of the Interior regarding the utilization of available records and rolls, and the eligibility for enrollment of an applicant, shall be final. SEC. 4. The judgment funds of the respective tribes shall be distributed per capita to the persons whose names appear on the roll of the respective tribe prepared in accordance with section 2 of this Act. SEC. 5. Sums payable to adult living enrollees or to adult heirs or legatees of deceased enrollees shall be paid directly to such persons. Sums payable to enrollees or their heirs or legatees who are less than twenty-one years of age or who are under legal disability shall be paid in accordance with such procedures, including the establishment of trusts, as the Secretary of the Interior determines appropriate to protect the best interests of such persons. 75-432 O - 72 - 8

June 23, 1971 [H. R. 1444]

Indians. Snohomish, Upt5er Skagit, Snoqualmie and Skykomish T r i b e s. Judgment funds, disposition.

Descendants, enrollment.

Applications.

P e r capita d i s tribution.

Payment procedures.