The provisions of this title do not apply to communal property held under the Samoan
custom.History: 1962, PL 7-21, readopted 1980, PL 16-88 § 1; 1982, PL 17-31 § 1.
Reviser’s Comment: The law dealing with alienation of land contained in the A.S.C.A. as recodified by the Legislative Reference Bureau had been questioned as to whether the requirements of Art. I, § 3 and Art. II, § 9, American Samoa Constitution, had been fulfilled. Since the records were not available to answer the question, the Legislature passed PL 16-88 and PL 17-31 to ensure that the law dealing with alienation of land complies with the Constitution.