Imagini ale paginilor
PDF
ePub

Proposed amendment

Act of January 31, 1931 (46 Stat. 1974) amounts so expended by the association for drainage each calendar year from December 1 to November 30, for six years beginning with December 1, 1931, shall be credited to the annual construction charge that becomes due annually on December 1, of each year during the period of 1932 to 1937, both inclusive, the payment of the construction charges for which it is so substituted being in each case postponed to be paid later as a part of the supplemental construction charges authorized in item 3 hereof. Should the amounts so expended and credited annually be less than the annual construction charge for the years 1932 to 1937, both inclusive, the balance of each ear's charge shall be payable to the United States in accordance with the contract of 1927.

Third. The amounts so expended and credited, the amounts postponed under the provisions of item i hereof, and any amounts of primary construction charges applicable to productive lands that shall not have become due and payable by the association under the contract of 1927, on or before December 1, 1961, shall be considered and defined as the project supplemental construction charge and shall be made payable by the association in annual installments of $85,000, the first installment of such supplemental construction charges to be payable on December 1, 1962, and a like installment on December í of each subsequent year until the total of the supplemental construction charge indebtedness is reduced to $85,000 or less, which remaining amount shall then be made payable as the last installment on December 1 of the calendar year next following the year in which the indebtedness is so reduced; and

Fourth. No stock assessment levied by the association to raise payments due the Government on construction need be increased more than 15 per centum of the normal yearly per irrigable acre construction installment as provided in section 17 of the contract of April 8, 1927, to meet deficits or estimated deficits due to the failure of some of the association's stockholders to pay their assessments when due, any resulting delinquencies as established after foreclosure of maximum assessment liens in meeting installments of charges due the United States from the association to be paid as a part of the supplemental construction charge authorized in item (3) hereof.

Proposed amendment

Act of January 31, 1931 ( 46 Stat. 1974)

SEC. 2. It shall be provided as condition subsequent that said contract shall terminate and be annulled unless (1) the General Assembly of the State of Colorado at its twenty-eighth session enacts legislation, which becomes effective (a) authorizing a water users' association to be incorporated for a term of at least seventy-five years, and (b) amending chapter 76 of Colorado Session Laws, 1929, so as to permit the decree in proceedings to confirm a contract between such association and the United States to constitute as against parties defendant, including owners, lienors, and mortgagees of land in the district, an amendment of existing water-right contracts with individual landowners in the district, so far as the contract confirmed is inconsistent with such individual contracts; (2) the Uncompahgre Valley Water Users' Association thereupon extends its term of incorporation for at least seventy-five years from the date of such amendment of its articles; and (3) the association secures promptly a confirmatory decree, confirming such proposed contract with the United States under said amendment of chapter 76 of the Session Laws of Colorado, 1929.

Approved, January 31, 1931.
Act of February 21, 1931 (46 Stat. 1202)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives oj the United States of
America in Congress assembled, That
whenever a development of power is
necessary for the irrigation of lands
under the Grand Valley reclamation
project, Colorado, or an opportunity is
afforded for the development of power
under said project, such development
of power to be without expenditure of
money from the reclamation fund or
from the Treasury of the United States,
the Grand Valley Water Users' Asso-
ciation, with the approval of the Secre-
tary of the Interior, is authorized to
enter into a contract or contracts for a
period of not exceeding twenty-five
years for the sale or development of any
surplus power or power privileges in
said Grand Valley reclamation project,
Colorado.
Approved, February 21, 1931.

o

INCREASING PASSPORT FEES

FEBRUARY 19, 1932.—Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the

state of the Union and ordered to be printed

Mr. LINTHICUM, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, submitted

the following

REPORT

(To accompany H. R. 9393)

The Committee on Foreign Affairs, to which was referred the bill (H. R. 9393) to increase passport fees, and for other purposes, having considered same, reports thereon, without amendment, with the recommendation that the resolution do pass.

It has been the proud boast of the State Department that the Foreign Service was largely taken care of by fees from various sources, including that of passports and passport visas. The revenue in 1930 amounted to $2,128,060. In May, 1930, a bill was introduced (H. R.

a 10826, 71st Cong.) which continued the passport fee of $9 but provided for two renewals of two years each at $2 each and, by amendment, that the teachers' passports should cost only $5. This bill was considered on the floor of the House and by amendment the passport fee was reduced to $5 for all persons.

The effect of this in the following fiscal year was to decrease the revenue $1,184,047. The present bill (H. R. 9393) restores the passport fee of $9, exclusive of the application fee of $1, carrying with it one renewal for two years for $5 and, according to the calculations of the State Department, will increase the revenue $689,426.

It is thought by the committee that inasmuch as the traveling public are the ones who receive the largest benefit from the Foreign Service, they should be willing to contribute more to its support, especially in view of the fact that taxes in every other direction must be increased.

This bill differs from existing legislation in the following particulars: (1) It increases the fee for an original passport from $5 to $9 (exclusive of the fee of $1 for executing the application); (2) it increases the fee for the renewal of the passport from $2 to $5; (3) it provides for one renewal of two years instead of two renewals of two years each. The object of the bill is to increase the income to the Government from fees for passports in respect to which it is not believed any reasonable objection can now exist. The passports issued and the fees collected during the last four years are as follows:

[blocks in formation]

The decrease in the fees collected for passports in 1931 was due to some extent to the falling off in passports issued but for the most part to the reduction of the fee for passports made by the act of July 1, 1930. There were 163,904 passports and renewals issued in 1931, the income from which was only $944,023. Had the bill under consideration been in effect during that year the income would have been approximately $1,633,449.

In compliance with clause 2a of Rule XIII, there is printed herewith the act of July 1, 1930, in Roman type and the proposed amendment to the act in italics.

ACT OF JULY 1, 1930

PROVISIONS OF H. R. 9393 Be it enacted by the Senate and House Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That of America in Congress assembled, That section 2 of the act entitled “An act section 2 of the act entitled An act to to regulate the issue and validity of regulate the issue and validity of pass, passports, and for other purposes," ports, and for other purposes," approved approved July 3, 1926 (United States July 3, 1926, as amended by the act enCode, Supplement III, title 22, section titled "An act to provide for the reneual 217a), is amended to read as follows: of passports," approved July 1, 1930, is

amended to read as follows: “SEC. 2. That the validity of a pass- Sec. 2. That the validity of a passport or visa shall be limited to a period port or passport visa shall be limited to of two years: Provided, That the Secre- a period of iwo years: Provided, That a tary of State may limit the validity of passport may be renewed under regulaa passport or visa to a shorter period tions prescribed by the Secretary of State and that no immigration visa shall be for a period, not to exceed two years, upon issued for a longer period than that payment of a fee of $5 for such renewal, specified in the immigration act of 1924 but the final date of expiration shall not or amendments thereto: And provided be more than four years from the original further, That a passport may be re- date of issue: Provided further, That the 'newed, upon the payment of $2 under Secretary of State may limit the validity regulations prescribed by the Secretary of a passport, passport visa, or the period of State, for periods of not to exceed of renewal of a passport to less than two two years each, but the final date of years: Provided further, That the charge expiration shall not be more than six for the issue of an original passport shall years from the original date of issue: be $9.And provided further, That the charge for the issue of an original passport shall be $5."

Approved, July 1, 1930. (Public No. 488, 71st Cong., H. R. 10826.)

Note.—The clause in the act of 1930 in reference to the immigration act is omitted in the present bill because it is entirely useless. The immigration act of 1924 governs that question, and whether in or out of this bill would make no difference.

O

« ÎnapoiContinuați »