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SEC. 2.1202. FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMISSION: The Commission shall study alternative forms of future political status open to American Samoa and shall assess the advantages and disadvantages of each. The Commission shall study and appraise the history, the development and the present status of political units comparable or relevant to Samoa, both within and outside the jurisdiction of the United States. The Commission shall present a complete report of its findings and recommendations to the Second Regular Session of the Eleventh Legislature.
SEC. 2.1203. POWERS OF THE COMMISSION: The Commission shall have power:
(a) To hold hearings, to compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses, to order the production of documents and other tangible evidence, to administer oaths, and to cite for contempt;
(b) To employ necessary staff, including consultants, and experts, to purchase necessary materials, to make necessary publications, and to engage in necessary travel within American Samoa and abroad, and to take other necessary action for the performance of the functions assigned in Sec. 2.1202 of this Chapter, and
Be it further enacted, That the sum of $20,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated from unappropriated local revenue for the operation of the Future Poritical Status Commission of American Samoa. The funds hereby appropriated shall be expended only on the authority of the irman of the Commission, and
Be it further enacted, That because of the emergency need to begin work on a future political status report for the next regular session of the Legislature, this Act shall take cffect immediately upon being approved by the Governor.
SALANOA S.P. AUMOEU ALOGO,
President of the Senate.
FAINUULELEI S. UTU, Speaker, House of Representatives.
OWEN S. A SPINALL,
Governor of American Samoa. Approved : July 8, 1969.
The following material pertaining to fiscal affairs of American Samoa was supplied by Governor Haydon at the request of Congressman Don H. Clausen.
Government of American Samoa, tax revenues
$1, 264, 675 Corporate income tax.
1, 848, 352
3, 1113, 027
Individual income tax..
1, 565, 523 3, 343, 312
3, 113, 027 (Fiscal year 1972 through April only.)
The fiscal year 1972 budget for American Samoa, and the proposed FY 1973 budget, are contained in the publication “Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1973—Part 4, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.: 1972."
I Public Law 87-332.
Prior to the fiscal year 1971 the only grants-in-aid from other Federal agencies to the territory of American Samoa were approximately $85,000 from the Department of Agriculture and approximately $20,000 from the Geological Survey. These amounts for school lunches and fresh water surveys, respectively, were received annually, beginning about the fiscal year 1963.
For the fiscal year 1971, at which time the Congressional Subcommittees on Appropriations authorized th acceptance of grants-in-aid from other Federal agencies, the total amount of $1,070,600 was received by American Samoa. The grants comprising this amount were distributed as follows: Department of Education ---
$458, 000 Department of Medical Services..
340, 000 Department of Legal Affairs
100, 000 Civil Defense--
8, 600 Department of Agriculture (school lunches).
91, 000 Economic Development and Planning-
53, 000 Construction (water survey)---
20,000 For the fiscal year 1972 the total amount of $2,061,400 represented grants-inaid from other Federal agencies. This amount was distributed as follows: Education
$1, 036, 500 Medical Services..
348, 100 Legal Services -
136, 300 Civil Defense.
10, 000 Office of Marine Resources..
104, 960 Office of Manpower Resources..
20, 000 Economic Development and Planning
147, 000 Construction
258, 540 For the fiscal year 1973 the estimated amount of grants-in-aid from other Federal agencies is $4,914,000. It is anticipated that this amount will be distributed as follows: Judiciary
1, 352, 000 Medical Services.
342, 000 Public Safety
63,000 Legal Affairs--
32, 000 Marine Resources..
171, 000 Economic Development and Planning
100, 000 Construction
2, 814, 000 With but one exception ($243,500) which was authorized, all funds which are used for matching, as required for grants-in-aid from other Federal agencies, are derived from local revenue. This is in accordance with instructions from the Congressional Subcommittees on Appropriations.
Health, Education, and
ment Act, pt. B.
Act, title III.
Child Nutrition Act.
Arts Council...-.. National Foundation of
and Humanities Act.
Arts and Humanities
for the Arts. See footnote at end of table.
Chief Justice and
Department of Justice Ominibus Crime Control and
Safe Streets Act.
Économic Development velopment Act.
Total grants to develop-
ment Planning Office.
Manpower Administra- ing Act.
Economic Opportunity Act, title
18, sec. 123a
Emergency Employment Act.
Note: The amounts given represent grant funds available for obligation during fiscal year 1972. More than 75 percent of the fiscal year 1972 grant funds will not be unencumbered by June 30, 1972, and thus will either carryover into fiscal year 1973 or lapse (revert to grantor or U.S. Treasury). Local cash match in the amount of $1,552,734 is excluded from the exhibit amounts.
FEDERAL GRANTS TO THE GOVERNMENT OF AMERICAN SAMOA-GRANT PROPOSALS PENDING
GRANT OR AGENCY APPROVAL
EXPLANATION OF MATERIAL TRANSMITTED This release contains Chapter 1.05 of Part I of the Administration Manual entitled Audit Office-Organization and Function
H. REX LEE, Governor of American Samoa.