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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 29/54th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 95


April 7, 1896.
Chap. 95.—An Act To authorize the leasing of lands for educational purposes in Arizona.

Arizona.
Lease of school lands authorized.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the lands reserved for university purposes, and all of the school land in the Territory of Arizona reserved by law for school purposes, may be leased under such laws and regulations as may be hereafter prescribed by the legislature of said Territory, but until such legislative action the governor, secretary of the Territory, and superintendent of public instruction shall constitute a board for the leasing of said lands under the rules and regulations heretofore prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior for the respective purposes for which the said reservations were made, except that it shall not be necessary to submit said leases to the Secretary of the Interior for his approval; and Expenses.all necessary expenses and costs incurred in the leasing, management, and protection of said lands and leases may be paid out of the proceeds derived from such leases.

Timbercutting, etc., forbidden. And it shall be unlawful to cut, remove, or appropriate in any way any timber growing upon the lands leased under the provisions of this Act, and not more than one section of land shall be leased to any one person, corporation, or association of persons, and no lease shall be made for a longer period than five years, and Termination of leases.all leases shall terminate on the admission of said Territory as a State, and all money received on account of such leases in excess of actual expenses necessarily incurred in connection with the execution thereof shall be placed to the credit of the public school fund of said Territory, and shall not be used for any other than public school purposes: Proviso.
University and normal school lands.
Provided, That the proceeds of leases of university and normal school lands shall be placed to the credit of separate funds for the use of said institutions.

Received by the President, March 26, 1896.

[Note by the Department of State.—The foregoing act having been presented to the President of the United States for his approval, and not having been returned by him to the house of Congress in which it originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, has become a law without his approval.]