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1. Civil functions-(a) Customs and immigration.-This provides for the activities usually incident to such functions (except that no collection of custom duties is involved) and in addition includes special activities relating to transiting vessels and the execution of certain treaty obligations to the Republic of Panama.
(b) Postal service. The postal system serves the entire Canal Zone and operates under policies and regulations generally similar to those of the U.S. Post Office Department, including money order and postal savings services.
(c) Police protection. This includes the usual police functions of preservation of the peace and enforcement of the law in the Canal Zone (not including military reservations), operation of prisons, and police guards for certain facilities.
(d) Fire protection.-All firefighting facilities in the Canal Zone except those required for aircraft crash fires and fires aboard naval vessels and ammunition depots are consolidated under the Canal Zone Government.
(e) Judicial system. This includes the operation of two magistrate courts and the expenses of the district court (exclusive of salaries) which serves as both a State and Federal court.
(f) Education. This provides for the operation of schools, kindergarten through college, for the dependents of Canal Zone residents, the dependents of U.S. citizen government employees residing in the Republic of Panama and, on a space available basis, certain other residents of the Republic of Panama. There are two school systems; one for U.S. citizens, the other, which is conducted in the Spanish language, for Panamanians and other non-U.S. citizens. There also are specialized facilities for handicapped children.
(h) Library. This provides for the operation of public library facilities for residents of the Canal Zone and technical reference services for Government agencies. (i) Internal security. This provides for loyalty investigations and related intelligence services for the Government and the Company.
(j) Other civil affairs. This includes licensing, civil defense activities, and supervision of the civil functions program.
2. Health and sanitation—(a) Hospitals and clinics.Two general medical and surgical hospitals, with outpatient clinics, are maintained and operated to furnish medical care to eligible civilian and military personnel. A neuropsychiatric and domiciliary hospital and a leprosarium also are operated and maintained.
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(b) Other public health services.-This provides for communitywide public health services, sanitation and quarantine work in the Canal Zone and for ships calling at its ports and transiting the Canal; inspection of food processing establishments, and facilities for animal care and quarantine.
3. General Government expense-(a) Office of the Governor.-This provides for the executive direction of all Canal Zone Government activities and includes the expenses of the office of the Governor and his residence, the office of the Executive Secretary, and provision for certain contingencies.
(b) Other general Government expense. This includes the Canal Zone Government's share of the cost of general and administrative expenses provided by the Panama Canal Company which the Canal Zone Government is without staff or facilities to perform or furnish; expenses of recruitment and repatriation, employees' home leave travel costs, aid to indigents, a social work program, and other general charges.
Unfunded adjustments to total operating costs.-This includes depreciation expense on facilities and equipment acquired under the capital outlay appropriation. Other nonfund costs include the undepreciated balance of such facilities and equipment which are retired, retirement expense and other minor amounts chargeable to current operations which were originally funded by the capital outlay appropriation.
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Benefits for former personnel.
Travel and transportation of 22.0 Transportation of things.____ 23.0 Rent, communications, and utilities.
For acquisition of land and land under water and acquisition, construction, and replacement of improvements, facilities, structures, and equipment, as authorized by law (2 C.Z. Code, Sec. 2; 2 C.Z. Code, Sec. 371), including the purchase of not to exceed [fourteen] nine passenger motor vehicles [of which nine are] for replacement only, [and] of which [twelve] eight are for police-type use without regard to the general purchase price limitation for the current fiscal year; improving facilities of other Government agencies in the Canal Zone for Canal Zone Government use; and expenses incident to the retirement of such assets; [$4,821,000] $9,557,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That notwithstanding the limitation under this head in the Second Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1961, appropriations for "capital outlay" may be used for expenses related to the construction of quarters of nonU.S. citizen employees at a unit cost not exceeding $16,500. (2 C.Z. Code, Sec. 2; 2 C.Z. Code, Sec. 31; 2 C.Z. Code, Sec. 371; 31 U.S.C. 11; Public Works Appropriation Act, 1965.)
1 Selected resources as of June 30 are as follows: Unpaid undelivered orders, 1963, $2,548 thousand; 1964.
This provides for the acquisition by purchase, construction, or otherwise of capital assets required by the Canal Zone Government. In 1966 the principal projects for which appropriations are requested include: (1) improvements and replacements to school plant; (2) improvements and replacements to school physical education facilities; (3) air conditioning for various schools; (4) construction of an eight room addition to the Canal Zone College; (5) construction of elementary schools, one at each of four military bases in the Canal Zone; and (6) routine projects among which are additions and replacements to municipal systems; and replacements, and additions of equipment.
1 Selected resources as of June 30 are: Unpaid undelivered orders, 1963, $4 thousand; 1964, $0; 1965, $0.
A $750 thousand appropriation enacted in 1958 and an appropriation of $19,250 thousand enacted in 1959 provided $20 million for constructing a high-level bridge across the Panama Canal at Balboa, Canal Zone, as authorized and directed by the Act of July 23, 1956 (ch. 665, 70 Stat. 596). The bridge was inaugurated October 12, 1962, thereby fulfilling the U.S. commitment to the Republic of Panama under the terms of point 4 of the General Relations Agreement between the United States and Panama of May 18, 1942 (Executive Agreement Series 452), and of item 5 of the Memorandum of Understandings Reached, signed January 25, 1955. It is anticipated that the total cost will not exceed $19,050 thousand. The
lapse in 1965.
Public enterprise funds:
The Panama Canal Company is hereby authorized to make such expenditures within the limits of funds and borrowing authority available to it and in accordance with law, and to make such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 104 of the Government Corporation Control Act, as amended (31 U.S.C. 849), as may be necessary in carrying out the programs set forth in the budget for the current fiscal year for such corporation, including maintaining and improving facilities of other Government agencies in the Canal Zone for Panama Canal Company use. (Public Works Appropriation Act, 1965.)