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To repeal certain Acts relating to cooperative agricultural extension work and to amend the Smith-Lever Act of May 8, 1914, to provide for cooperative agricultural extension work between the agricultural colleges in the several States, Territories, and possessions receiving the benefits of an Act of Congress approved July 2, 1862, and of Acts supplementary thereto, and the United States Department of Agriculture.
7 USC 341-348.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of Agricultural May 8, 1914 (38 Stat. 372), is hereby amended to read as follows: "SECTION 1. In order to aid in diffusing among the people of the United States useful and practical information on subjects relating to agriculture and home economics, and to encourage the application of the same, there may be continued or inaugurated in connection with the college or colleges in each State, Territory, or possession, now receiving, or which may hereafter receive, the benefits of the Act of Congress approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, entitled 'An Act donating public lands to the several States and Territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts (Twelfth Statutes at Large, page five hundred and three), and of the Act of Congress approved August thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety (Twenty-sixth Statutes at Large, page four hundred and seventeen and chapter eight hundred and forty-one), agricultural extension work which shall be carried on in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture: Provided. That in any State, Territory, or possession in which two or more such colleges have been or hereafter may be established, the appropriations hereinafter made to such State, Territory, or possession shall be administered by such college or colleges as the legislature of such State, Territory, or possession may direct.
67 Stat. 83.
67 Stat. 84.
"SEC. 2. Cooperative agricultural extension work shall consist of Instruction, etc. the giving of instruction and practical demonstrations in agriculture and home economics and subjects relating thereto to persons not attending or resident in said colleges in the several communities, and imparting information on said subjects through demonstrations, publications, and otherwise and for the necessary printing and distribution of information in connection with the foregoing; and this work shall be carried on in such manner as may be mutually agreed upon by the Secretary of Agriculture and the State agricultural college or colleges receiving the benefits of this Act.
"SEC. 3. (a) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated for Appropriation. the purposes of this Act such sums as Congress may from time to time determine to be necessary.
"(b) Out of such sums, each State, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Distribution. and the Federal Extension Service shall be entitled to receive annually a sum of money equal to the sums received from Federal cooperative extension funds for the fiscal year 1953, and such sums shall be subject to the same requirements as to furnishing of equivalent sums by the State, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico as existed immediately prior to the passage of this Act, except that amounts heretofore made available to the Secretary for allotment on the basis of special needs shall continue available for use on the same basis: Provided, That, in addition, Puerto Rico shall be authorized to receive the total initial amount set by the provisions of the Act of October 26, 1949 (63 Stat. 926), and this amount shall be increased each succeeding fiscal year in accordance with such provisions until the total sum shall include the maximum amount set by the provisions of the Act of October 26,
7 USC 343d-2, 343d-3.
1949, and Puerto Rico shall be entitled to receive such amount annually thereafter.
"(c) Any sums made available by the Congress for further development of cooperative extension work in addition to those referred to in subsection (b) hereof shall be distributed as follows:
“1. Four per centum of the sum so appropriated for each fiscal year shall be allotted among the States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico by the Secretary of Agriculture on the basis of special needs as determined by the Secretary.
“2. Fifty per centum of the remainder of the sum so appropriated for each fiscal year shall be paid to the several States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico in the proportion that the rural population of each bears to the total rural population of the several States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, as determined by the census, and the remainder shall be paid to the several States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico in the proportion that the farm population of each bears to the total farm population of the several States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, as determineil by the census: Provided, That payments out of the additional appropriations for further development of extension work authorized herein may be made subject to the making available of such sums of public funds by the States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico from ron-Federal funds for the maintenance of cooperative agricultural extension work provided for in this Act, as may be provided by the Congress at the time such additional appropriations are made: Provided further, That any appropriation made hereunder shall be allotted in the first and succeeding years on the basis of the decennial census current at the time such appropriation is first made, and as to any increase, on the basis of decennial census current at the time such increase is first appropriated.
“(d) The Federal Extension Service shall receive such amounts as 67 Stat. 84.
Congress shall determine for administration, technical, and other 67 Stat. 85.
services and for coordinating the extension work of the Department and the several States, Territories, and possessions.
"SEC. 4. Un or about the first day of July in each year after the passage of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall ascertain as to each State, Territory, or possession whether it is entitled to receive its share of the annual appropriation for cooperative agricultural extension work under this Act and the amount which it is entitled to receive. Before the funds herein provided shall become available to any college for any fiscal year, plans for the work to be carried on umder this Act shall be submitted by the proper officials of each college and approved by the Secretary of Agriculture. Such sums shall be paid in equal semiannual payments on the first day of January and July of each year to the treasurer or other officer of the State, Territory, or pos
session duly authorized by the laws of the State, Territory, or possesReport to Sec- sion to receive the same, and such officer shall be required to report to retary of Agri- the Secretary of Agriculture on or about the first day of January of culture,
each year, a detailed statement of the amount so received during the previous fiscal year and its disbursement, on forms prescribed by the
Secretary of Agriculture. Mi sapplied “Sec. 5. If any portion of the moneys received by the designated
officer of any State, Territory, or possession, for the support and maintenance of cooperative agricultural extension work, as provided in this
Act, shall by any action or contingency be diminished or lost or be Replacement. misapplied, it shall be replaced by said State, Territory, or possession,
and until so replaced no subsequent appropriation shall be apportioned or paid to said State, Territory, or possession. No portion of said moneys shall be applied, directly or indirectly, to the purchase, erection, preservation, or repair of any building or buildings, or the pur
chase or rental of land, or in college-course teaching, lectures in college,
or any other purpose not specified in this Act. It shall be the duty of Report to Govsaid colleges, annually, on or about the first day of January, to make ernor. to the Governor of the State, Territory, or possession in which it is located a full and detailed report of its operations in extension work as defined in this Act, including a detailed statement of receipts and expenditures from all sources for this purpose, a copy of which report shall be sent to the Secretary of Agriculture.
"SEC. 6. If the Secretary of Agriculture finds that a State, Territory, Nonentitlement. or possession is not entitled to receive its share of the annual appropriation, the facts and reasons there for shall be reported to the Presi- Report to dent, and the amount involved shall be kept separate in the Treasury until the expiration of the Congress next succeeding a session of the legislature of the State, Territory, or possession from which funds have been withheld in order that the State, Territory, or possession may, if it should so desire, appeal to Congress from the determination Appeal. of the Secretary of Agriculture. If the next Congress shall not direct such sum to be paid, it shall be covered into the Treasury.
"SEC. 7. The Secretary of Agriculture shall make an annual report Report to to Congress of the receipts, expenditures, and results of the cooperative agricultural extension work in all of the States, Territories, or possessions receiving the benefits of this Act, and also whether the appropriation of any State, Territory, or possession has been withheld, and, if so, the reason therefor.
"SEC. 8. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to make such Rules and regrules and regulations as may be necessary for carrying out the ulations. pro
visions of this Act."
SEC. 2. The Acts or parts thereof enumerated below are hereby Repeals. repealed:
The Capper-Ketcham Act of May 22, 1928 (45 Stat. 711), as 7 USC 343a, amended by the Act of March 10, 1930 (46 Stat. 83).
Section 21 of the Bankhead-Jones Act of June 29, 1935 (49 Stat. 438), as amended by section 2 of the Act of June 6, 1945 (59 Stat. 233). Section 23 of the Bankhead-Jones Act as added by the Act of June 6, 1945 (59 Stat. 231), and as amended by the Act of October 26, 1949 (Public Law 406, Eighty-first Congress). The Act of August 28, 1937 (50 Stat. 881).
The Act of April 24, 1939 (53 Stat. 589), as amended by section 707 of the Act of September 21, 1944 (58 Stat. 742).
7 SC 343c, 67 Stat. 85. 67 Stat. 86, 63 Stat. 926.
7 USC 343d-1 to 343d-3
7 USC 343c-1.
The Act of October 27, 1949 (Public Law 417, Eighty-first 63 Stat. 939. Congress).
The Act of May 16, 1928 (45 Stat. 571), insofar as it relates to extension work.
7 USC 343d-4, 343d-5.
7 USC 386-386b.
The Act of February 23, 1929 (45 Stat. 1256), insofar as it relates 7 USC 386c. to extension work.
The Act of March 4, 1931 (46 Stat. 1520), insofar as it relates to extension work.
Approved June 26, 1953.
7 USC 386d-386f.
Chapter 377 - 1st Session
All 67 Stat. 488.
To amend the National Science Foundation Act of 1950.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (a) of section 16 of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 is 64 Stat. 157. 42 USC 1875. amended by striking out "not to exceed $500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1951, and not to exceed $15,000,000 for each fiscal year thereafter" and inserting in lieu thereof "such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act".
Approved August 8, 1953.
Chapter 380 - Ist Session
All 67 Stat. 490. Granting the consent of Congress to certain Western States and the Territories
of Alaska and Hawaii to enter into a compact relating to higher education in the Western States and establishing the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Western eduUnited States of America in ('ongress assembled, "That the consent of oational Congress is hereby given to any five or more of the States of Arizona, compact. California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Consent of Utah, Washington, and Wyoming and the Territories of Alaska and Congress, Hawaii to enter into the following compact and agreement relating to higher education and creating the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
The compact reads as follows:
WHEREAS, the future of this Nation and of the Western States is dependent upon the quality of the education of its youth; and
WHEREAS, many of the Western States individually do not have sufficient numbers of potential students to warrant the establishment and maintenance within their- borders of adequate facilities in all of the essential fields of technical professional, and graduate training, nor do all the states have the financial ability to furnish within their borders institutions capable of providing acceptable standards of training in all of the fields mentioned above; and
WHEREAS, it is believed that the Western States, or groups of such states within the Region, cooperatively can provide acceptable and efficient educational facilities to meet the needs of the Region and of the students thereof:
Now, therefore, the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, and the Territories of Alaska and Hawaii do hereby covenant and agree as follows:
Each of the compacting states and territories pledges to each of the other compacting states and territories faithful cooperation in carrying out all the purposes of this Compact.
The compacting states and territories hereby create the Western Western InterInterstate Commission for Higher Education, hereinafter called the state Commi sCommission. Said Commission shall be a body corporate of each sion for Higher compacting state and territory and an agency thereof.' The Commis- Eduoation. sion shall have all the powers and duties set forth herein, including the power to sue and be sued, and such additional powers as may be conferred upon it by subsequent action of the respective legislatures of the compacting states and territories.
ARTICLE IV The Commission shall consist of three resident members from each Membership, compacting state or territory. At all times one Commissioner from oto. each compacting state or territory shall be an educator engaged in the field of higher education in the state or territory from which he is appointed.
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