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(b) The title of said Act of July 21, 1941, is amended to read as follows:

“An Act to authorize the Legislature of the Territory of Alaska to create one or more public corporate authorities to undertake slum clearance and projects to provide dwelling accommodations for families of low income and to issue bonds and other obligations of the authority or authorities for such purposes, and for other purposes.".

SEC. 202. HAWAII.—(a) The Act of July 10, 1937 (50 Stat. 508), is amended to read as follows:

“That the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii may create public corporate authorities to engage in slum clearance, or housing undertakings, or both, within such Territory. The legislature of said Territory may provide for the appointment and terms of the members of such authorities and for the powers of such authorities, except that such authorities shall be given no power of taxation. The legislature may authorize the Territory or any political or municipal corporation or subdivision thereof to make loans, donations, and conveyances and make available their facilities and services to such authorities, and to take other action in aid of slum clearance or housing undertakings, and may, without regard to any Federal Acts restricting the disposition of public lands of the Territory, authorize the commissioner of public lands, the Hawaiian Homes Commissioners, and any other officers of the Territory having power to manage and dispose of its public lands, to grant, convey, or lease to such authorities parts of the public domain, and may provide that any of the public domain or other property acquired by such authorities may be mortgaged by them as security for their bonds. The legislature of said Territory may authorize such authorities to issue bonds or other obligations of such character and maturity and in such manner as the legislature may provide. Such bonds shall not be a debt of the Territory or any political or municipal corporation or subdivision thereof, shall not constitute public indebtedness within the meaning of section 55 of the Act approved April 30, 1900, entitled 'An Act to provide a government for the Territory of Hawaii', as amended, and shall not constitute bonds of the Territory of Hawaii within the meaning of the Act approved August 3, 1935, entitled 'An Act to enable the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii to authorize the issuance of certain bonds, and for other purposes', as amended. All legislation heretofore enacted by the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii dealing with the subject matter of this Act and not inconsistent herewith is hereby ratified and confirmed. Powers granted herein shall be in addition to and not in derogation of any powers granted by other law to or for the benefit or assistance of any public corporate authority or municipality."

(b) The title of said Act of July 10, 1937, is amended to read as follows:

“An Act to authorize the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii to create one or more public corporate authorities authorized to engage in slum clearance and housing undertakings and to issue bonds of the authority or authorities, to authorize said legislature to provide for financial assistance to said authority or authorities by the Territory and its political subdivisions, and for Ocher purposes.”.

TITLE III-SLUM CLEARANCE, URBAN REDEVELOPMENT, AND LOW-RENT HOUSING IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

Sec. 301. The government of the Virgin Islands, through its legislative assembly, may grant to a public

corporate authority existing or to be created through said assembly, exclusive authority to undertake slum clearance, urban redevelopment, and low-rent housing activities within the municipalities of the Virgin Islands. The legislative assembly may provide for the appointment and terms of office of the members of such authority and for the powers of such authority, including authority to accept whatever benefits the Federal Government may make available under the Housing Act of 1949 (Public Law 171, Eighty-first Congress), or any other law, for projects contemplated by this Act and to do all things, to exercise any and all powers, and to assume and fulfill any and all obligations, duties, responsibilities, and requirements, including but not limited to those relating to planning or zoning, necessary or desirable for receiving such Federal assistance, except that such authority shall not be given any power of taxation, nor any power to pledge the faith and credit of the people of the Virgin Islands for any loan whatever.

Sec. 302. The legislative assembly may authorize such authority, any provision of the Virgin Islands Organic Act or any other Act of Congress to the contrary notwithstanding, to borrow money and to issue notes, bonds, and other obligations of such character and maturity, with such security, and in such manner as the legislative assembly may provide. Such notes, bonds, and other obligations shall not be a debt of the United States, or of the Virgin Islands or of any municipality or subdivision thereof, other than such authority, nor constitute tbonds and other obligations" within the meaning of the Act approved October 27, 1949 (Public Law 418, Eighty-first Congress), entitled “An Act to authorize the government of the Virgin Islands or any municipality thereof to issue bonds and other obligations”, or a debt, indebtedness, or the borrowing of money within the meaning of any limitation or restriction on the issuance of notes, bonds, or other obligations contained in any laws of the United States applicable to the Virgin Islands or to any municipal corporation or other political subdivision or agency thereof.

SEC. 303. The government of the Virgin Islands, through its legislative assembly, may assist such authority with cash donations, loans, conveyances of real and personal property, facilities, and services, and otherwise, and may authorize municipalities and other subdivisions to make cash donations, loans, conveyances of real and personal property to such authority, and to take other action, including but not limited to, the making available or the furnishing of facilities and services, in aid of slum clearance, urban redevelopment, or low-rent housing projects.

Sec. 304. Notwithstanding the limitation contained in the last sentence of section 110 (d) or in any other provision of title I of the Housing Act of 1949 (Public Law 171, Eighty-first Congress), the Housing and Home Finance Administrator is hereby authorized to allow and credit to such authority as may be created for the Virgin Islands under this Act (1) such local grants-in-aid as are otherwise approvable pursuant to the first sentence of said section 110 (d) with respect to any slum clearance and urban redevelopment project or projects undertaken by such authority with Federal assistance made available under title I of the Housing Act of 1949, and (2) such grants-in-aid made or assistance given to the local community by any Federal department or agency pursuant to authority of law other than the Housing Act of 1949 which would, if made or given by a State or local community, be approvable pursuant to said first sentence of section 110 (d) with respect to any such project or projects so undertaken.

Sec. 305. All legislation heretofore enacted by the legislative assembly of the Virgin Islands dealing with any part of the subject matter of this Act and not inconsistent herewith is hereby ratified and confirmed.

Sec. 306. Powers granted herein shall be in addition to and not in derogation of any powers granted by other law to or for the benefit or assistance of any public corporate authority or municipality.

Approved July 18, 1950.

(PUBLIC LAW.827—816T CONGRESS)
CHAPTER 1007—2D SESSION)

(H. R. 8458]

AN ACT Authorizing the Housing and Home Finance Administrator to release the trustees, "?"

of Columbia University, in the city of New York, and the Citizens' Veterans Homes Association of Rockland County, Incorporated, from obligations under their contracts for operation of veterans' temporary housing project, NY-V30212.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Tlouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, the Housing and Home Finance Administrator is authorized and directed

(a) upon the request of the trustees of Columbia University, in the city of New York, to release said trustees from any and all covenants and obligations under contract numbered HA (V-30212) mph 20, dated August 1, 1946, entered into between said trustees and the Federal Public Housing Authority, and all amendments thereto; and

(b) upon the request of the Citizens' Veterans Homes Association of Rockland County, Incorporated, a nonprofit corporation, to release said corporation from any and all covenants and obligations under contract numbered HA (VN-30293) mph 1, dated March 14, 1947, entered into between said corporation and the

Federal Public Housing Authority, and all amendments thereto; both of which contracts are in connection with the operation of veterans' temporary housing project numbered NY-V-30212, known as Shanks Village and located in Rockland County, New York: Provided, That the said trustees or the said corporation, as the case may be, release the United States from any and all liability under their respective contracts and return to the United States title to any buildings, equipment, or other property which may have passed to the said trustees or the said corporation under their contracts: And provided further, That payments, if any, to which the United States may be entitled' on the basis of periodic settlements under the contracts, shall continue to accrue to the end of the month in which the release by the Administrator is made and settlement therefor shall be made by the said trustees or the said corporation, as the case may be, within sixty days after such release.

Approved September 23, 1950.

(381)

[PUBLIC LAW 880–81st CONGRESS)
(CHAPTER 1139—2D SESSION)

[S. J. Res. 207]

JOINT RESOLUTION To continue for a temporary period certain provisions of the Housing and Rent

Act of 1947, as amended. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 204 (f) of the Housing and Rent Act of 1947, as amended, is hereby amended by striking out "December 31, 1950” in each place it occurs therein and inserting in lieu thereof "March 31, 1951".

Sec. 2. Section 204 (j) (3) of the Housing and Rent Act of 1947, as amended, is hereby amended by inserting before the period at the end thereof a colon and the following: "Provided further, That as used in this Act the term 'resolution shall not be construed to be limited to ordinances or other legislative acts, and any resolution heretofore adopted by any local governing body is hereby declared to be effective for the purpose of this section 204 (j),(3) or section 204 (f) (1), whether or not such resolution was legislative in character; and no suit or action shall be brought under section 205 of this Act, or any other provision of law, on the basis of any administrative decision or the decision of any court that the resolution

described in this Act must be a legislative Act”.

Approved December 20, 1950.

(382)

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