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Passed House amended (10/12/1978)

(Measure passed House, amended)

Repeals provisions of existing law which: (1) prohibit religious or charitable corporations or associations from holding real estate in any territory of a value greater than $50,000; and (2) authorize religious societies to hold, through trustees, territorial real property for churches, parsonages, and burial grounds.

Stipulates that such repeal is not an endorsement for any development nor a confirmation of title in lands claimed by any religious or charitable corporation or association.

Amends the Act providing the Territory of American Samoa with a non-voting Delegate to the United States House of Representatives to permit any person owing allegiance to the United States, as opposed to citizens only, to be eligible to be a Delegate.