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16 U.S. Code § 204m - Vested rights

Nothing herein contained shall affect any vested and accrued rights of ownership of lands or any valid existing claim, location, or entry existing under the land laws of the United States on July 3, 1930, whether for homestead, mineral, rights-of-way, or any other purposes whatsoever, or any water rights and/or rights-of-way connected therewith, including reservoirs, conduits, and ditches, as may be recognized by local customs, laws, and decisions of courts, or shall affect the right of any such owner, claimant, locator, or entryman to the full use and enjoyment of his land.

(July 3, 1930, ch. 834, § 3, 46 Stat. 853.)
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Herein, referred to in text, means act July 3, 1930, which is classified to sections 204k to 204m of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.