B-4455, JULY 10, 1939, 19 COMP. GEN. 29

B-4455: Jul 10, 1939

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ALASKA - FEES FOR TRAPPING LICENSES - ERRONEOUS COLLECTION REFUND PROCEDURE WHERE CLAIMANT IS ENTITLED TO A REFUND OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FEE FOR AN ALASKA RESIDENT TRAPPING LICENSE AND THAT COLLECTED FROM HER UNDER THE ERRONEOUS BELIEF THAT SHE WAS AN ALIEN. REFUND WILL BE MADE IN THE PROPORTION IN WHICH THE ORIGINAL COLLECTION WAS DIVIDED BETWEEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE TERRITORY OF ALASKA. 1939: REFERENCE IS MADE TO THE CLAIM OF MRS. - THE LATTER FEE HAVING BEEN COLLECTED UPON THE ERRONEOUS BELIEF THAT THE CLAIMANT WAS AN ALIEN. IT HAS BEEN ADMINISTRATIVELY REPORTED (AND VERIFIED BY THIS OFFICE) THAT OF THE AMOUNT COLLECTED $50 WAS INCLUDED IN THE ACCOUNT OF C. THAT THE BALANCE WAS INCLUDED IN CHECK NO. 309.

B-4455, JULY 10, 1939, 19 COMP. GEN. 29

ALASKA - FEES FOR TRAPPING LICENSES - ERRONEOUS COLLECTION REFUND PROCEDURE WHERE CLAIMANT IS ENTITLED TO A REFUND OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FEE FOR AN ALASKA RESIDENT TRAPPING LICENSE AND THAT COLLECTED FROM HER UNDER THE ERRONEOUS BELIEF THAT SHE WAS AN ALIEN, REFUND WILL BE MADE IN THE PROPORTION IN WHICH THE ORIGINAL COLLECTION WAS DIVIDED BETWEEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE TERRITORY OF ALASKA, THE REFUND FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S SHARE PREVIOUSLY COVERED INTO THE TREASURY UNDER " MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS" TO BE MADE UPON A SETTLEMENT OF THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE FROM THE APPROPRIATION "1REFUND OF MONEYS ERRONEOUSLY RECEIVED AND COVERED," AND THE REFUND FROM THE TERRITORY'S SHARE TO BE MADE BY THE APPROPRIATE DISBURSING OFFICER FROM OTHER FEES DUE THE TERRITORY UNDER THE ALASKA GAME LAW, THE LICENSING OFFICER TO REFUND TO THE APPROPRIATION FROM WHICH PAID THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIS COMPENSATION ON THE BASIS OF THE ISSUANCE OF A RESIDENT LICENSE AND THAT RECEIVED BECAUSE OF THE ERRONEOUS ISSUANCE AS AN ALIEN.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL BROWN TO THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE, JULY 10, 1939:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO THE CLAIM OF MRS. TOOTSIE GRIECHEN, PILOT POINT, ALASKA, FOR REFUND OF $98 REPRESENTING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FEE OF $2 FOR A RESIDENT TRAPPING LICENSE AND THE FEE OF $100 COLLECTED FROM HER FOR ALIEN SPECIAL LICENSE NO. 1915--- THE LATTER FEE HAVING BEEN COLLECTED UPON THE ERRONEOUS BELIEF THAT THE CLAIMANT WAS AN ALIEN.

IT HAS BEEN ADMINISTRATIVELY REPORTED (AND VERIFIED BY THIS OFFICE) THAT OF THE AMOUNT COLLECTED $50 WAS INCLUDED IN THE ACCOUNT OF C. E. NAGHEL, SYMBOL NO. 891-831, AND COVERED INTO THE TREASURY TO THE CREDIT OF MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS "123010--- FEES, ALASKA GAME LAWS," AND INCLUDED IN CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT NO. 405, DATED FEBRUARY 2, 1938; THAT THE BALANCE WAS INCLUDED IN CHECK NO. 309, FOR $1,258.15, DRAWN FEBRUARY 2, 1938, BY C. E. NAGHEL, SYMBOL NO. 891-831, TO THE ORDER OF THE TREASURER OF THE TERRITORY OF ALASKA; AND THAT 10 PERCENT OF THE FEE COLLECTED WAS PAID AS COMPENSATION TO THE LICENSING OFFICER, JOSEPH B. FLECKENSTEIN, ON VOUCHER NO. 21095, APRIL 1938, ACCOUNTS OF C. E. NAGHEL, SYMBOL NO. 70-020.

IT HAVING BEEN ADMINISTRATIVELY DETERMINED THAT THE APPLICANT IS NOT AN ALIEN AND THAT THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF THE FEE WAS $2 INSTEAD OF $100, THE SUM OF $49 WILL BE PAID TO THE CLAIMANT UPON SETTLEMENT OF THIS OFFICE UNDER THE APPROPRIATION REFUND OF MONEYS ERRONEOUSLY RECEIVED AND COVERED, AND THE APPROPRIATE DISBURSING OFFICER SHOULD BE INSTRUCTED TO MAKE REFUND TO MRS. TOOTSIE GRIECHEN, PILOT POINT, ALASKA, OF THE ADDITIONAL $49 ERRONEOUSLY COLLECTED, FROM OTHER FEES DUE THE TERRITORY OF ALASKA UNDER THE ALASKA GAME LAW, THE AMOUNT TO BE ACCOUNTED FOR AS OTHER DISBURSEMENTS, CITING THIS DECISION AS AUTHORITY FOR SUCH ACTION.

THE SUM OF $9.80, REPRESENTING THE EXCESS AMOUNT PAID AS COMPENSATION TO JOSEPH B. FLECKENSTEIN, SHOULD BE COLLECTED AND DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF THE APPROPRIATION FROM WHICH PAID "1281400.070 SALARIES AN EXPENSES, BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY, 1938," THIS OFFICE TO BE ADVISED WHEN COLLECTION SHALL HAVE BEEN EFFECTED.