AN ACT to provide for the relinquishment of jurisdiction over certain
      lands lying in Lee County, State of Iowa, to the State of Missouri.
      Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

         SECTION 1. The Des Moines river in its present course, as
      heretofore declared by the Congress of the United States, shall be
      and remain the true boundary line between the State of Missouri and
      the State of Iowa.

         SEC. 2. The State of Iowa hereby relinquishes all jurisdiction
      to all lands in Lee County lying south and west of the Des Moines
      River, being south and east of the east and west boundary line
      between the States of Iowa and Missouri.

         SEC. 3. The title of record in Missouri to any lands, the
      jurisdiction of which is relinquished to the State of Iowa, shall be
      accepted as the record title by the courts of Iowa.

         SEC. 4. Nothing in this act shall be deemed or construed to
      affect pending litigation, if any, affecting the title to any of the
      land being relinquished by the State of Missouri to the State of
      Iowa. Provided further that any matter now in controversy and
      affecting the title to the land being relinquished by the State of
      Missouri to the State of Iowa shall be continued in the courts of the
      State of Missouri until the final determination thereof and such
      final determination shall be accepted by the courts of the State of
      Iowa with full force and effect.

         SEC. 5. The land being relinquished to the State of Iowa, upon
      which taxes have been lawfully imposed in the State of Missouri
      during the year preceding transfer, shall not thereafter be subject
      to the imposition of taxes in the State of Iowa until the next
      succeeding year.

         SEC. 6. The effective date of the relinquishment of jurisdiction
      over the lands herein described shall be midnight of the thirty-first
      (31st) day of December following the passage of the Act of Congress
      approving the relinquishment of jurisdiction.

         SEC. 7. This Act shall be void and of no effect unless a similar
      Act relinquishing and waiving to the State of Iowa all claim of
      jurisdiction over land lying north and east of the Des Moines River
      is passed by the legislature of the State of Missouri at its present
      session.

         SEC. 8. (Effective on publication, April 23, 1939.)
      AN ACT authorizing the compromising and settling of a controversy
      between the State of Missouri and the State of Iowa over a part of
      the boundary between said states caused by a shifting of the channel
      of the Des Moines River and providing for the re-affirmance and
      re-establishing of said boundary line as being the Des Moines River,
      as heretofore established by Congress, and providing for the
      relinquishment of all claim of jurisdiction by Missouri to all lands
      lying north and east of the Des Moines River, and providing that the
      title of record in Iowa to any lands, the jurisdiction of which is
      relinquished by the State of Missouri, shall be accepted as the
      record title by the Courts of the State of Missouri, and providing
      further for the disposition of pending litigation, and providing for
      the jurisdiction of the courts over said land, the imposition of
      taxes thereon, and the effective date of this Act, and providing that
      said Act shall be void and of no effect unless a similar Act is
      passed by the Legislature of the State of Iowa, at its present
      session, relinquishing all claim of jurisdiction over all land lying
      south and west of the Des Moines River, with an emergency clause, and
      declaring this to be a revision bill, and also a subject matter
      recommended by the Governor in a special message to the General
      Assembly.

         Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri,
      as follows:

         SECTION 1. The Des Moines River shall be the true boundary line
      as between Missouri and Iowa.

          Sec. 2. The State of Missouri hereby relinquishes all
      jurisdiction to all lands lying north and east of the Des Moines
      River.

          Sec. 3. The title of record in Iowa to any lands, the
      jurisdiction of which is relinquished to the State of Missouri, shall
      be accepted as the record title by the Courts of the State of
      Missouri.

          Sec. 4. Nothing in this Act shall be deemed or construed to
      affect pending litigation, if any, affecting the title to any of the
      land being relinquished by the State of Iowa to the State of
      Missouri. Provided further that any matter now in controversy and
      affecting the title to the land being relinquished by the State of
      Iowa to the State of Missouri shall be continued in the courts of the
      State of Iowa until the final determination thereof, and such final
      determination shall be accepted by the Courts of the State of
      Missouri with full force and effect.

          Sec. 5. The land being relinquished to the State of Missouri,
      upon which taxes have been lawfully imposed in the State of Iowa
      during the year preceding transfer, shall not thereafter be subject
      to the imposition of taxes in the State of Missouri until the next
      succeeding year.

          Sec. 6. The effective date of the relinquishment of
      jurisdiction over the land herein described shall be midnight of the
      thirty-first (31st) day of December following the passage of the Act
      of Congress approving the relinquishment of jurisdiction.

          Sec. 7. This Act shall be void and of no effect unless a
      similar act relinquishing and waiving to the State of Missouri, all
      claim of jurisdiction over land in Lee County, Iowa, lying south and
      west of the Des Moines River is passed by the Legislature of the
      State of Iowa at its present session.

          Sec. 8. A controversy existing between the Courts of the State
      of Missouri and the Courts of the State of Iowa as to which has
      jurisdiction over certain land abutting upon the Des Moines River and
      between the County of Lee in Iowa and the County of Clark in Missouri
      as to the right to levy and collect taxes on said land and so that
      the public peace may be preserved, creates and there is an emergency
      which exists within the meaning of the Constitution and this Act
      shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and
      approval.

          Sec. 9. By reason of revising the Statutes relating to
      boundaries of counties and settling a dispute as to the boundary
      between this state and the State of Iowa which is the northern
      boundary of Clark County, the General Assembly hereby declares this
      bill to be a revision bill within the meaning of Section 41, Article
      IV, of the Constitution of Missouri; and also, this bill has in
      pursuance of Section 41, Article IV, of the Constitution of Missouri
      been recommended by the Governor, by special message, for the
      consideration of the General Assembly.

         [House committee substitute for Senate Bill No. 350. Effective
      June 16, 1939.]
          Whereas, under date of December 13, 1937, the State of
      Missouri commenced suit against the State of Iowa in the Supreme
      Court of the United States for the purpose of determining the
      boundary line between the County of Clark in the State of Missouri
      and the County of Lee in the State of Iowa; and

          Whereas, by stipulation filed in the said Supreme Court of the
      United States, it was proposed that the legislature of Iowa and the
      legislature of Missouri pass like bills, the State of Missouri
      waiving and relinquishing to the State of Iowa all jurisdiction to
      lands lying North and East of the Des Moines River, now in the County
      of Clark, State of Missouri, and the State of Iowa waiving and
      relinquishing to the State of Missouri all lands lying South and West
      of the Des Moines River, and now in the County of Lee, State of Iowa,
      and that said Acts be submitted to the Congress of the United States
      for its approval; and

          Whereas, in accordance with said stipulation, the Forty-eighth
      General Assembly of the State of Iowa did at such session pass such
      Act, this Act being known and designated as House File No. 651, Acts
      of the Forty-eighth General Assembly of Iowa, bearing the signatures
      of John R. Irwin, Speaker of the House; Bourke B. Hickenlooper,
      President of the Senate; and the signature and approval of George A.
      Wilson, Governor of Iowa, under date of April 18th, 1939, said Act
      being thereupon properly published and becoming law under date of
      April 23, 1939; and

          Whereas, said Act provided in substance that the Des Moines
      River in its present course as heretofore declared by the Congress of
      the United States, shall be and remain the true boundary line between
      the State of Missouri and the State of Iowa; that the State of Iowa
      relinquishes all jurisdiction to all lands in Lee County lying South
      and West of the Des Moines River, being South and East of the East
      and West boundary line between the States of Iowa and Missouri, and
      that the effective date of the relinquishment of jurisdiction shall
      be as of midnight of the 31st day of December following the passage
      of the Act of Congress approving the relinquishment of jurisdiction;
      and

          Whereas, in accordance with stipulation as aforesaid, the
      Sixtieth General Assembly of the State of Missouri did, at such
      session, pass a like Act, this Act being known and designated as
      Senate Bill 350 of the Acts of the Sixtieth General Assembly of
      Missouri and bearing the signature and approval of Lloyd C. Stark,
      Governor of Missouri, under the date of June 16, 1939; and

          Whereas, said Act provides in substance that the Des Moines
      River shall be the true boundary line as between Missouri and Iowa;
      that the State of Missouri relinquishes all jurisdiction to all lands
      lying North and East of the Des Moines River and that the effective
      date of the relinquishment of jurisdiction over the land herein
      described shall be as of midnight of the 31st day of December
      following the passage of the Act of Congress approving the
      relinquishment of jurisdiction; and

          Whereas, the said Acts of the States of Iowa and Missouri
      constitute an agreement between said States establishing a boundary
      between said States; Therefore be it

         Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
      United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of
      the Congress is hereby given to such agreement and to the
      establishment of such boundary; and said Acts of the States of Iowa
      and Missouri are hereby approved. [Pub.  Res. No. 47, 76th Congress.]


         Approved, August 10, 1939.

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