H.R. 318 (100th): Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act

Introduced:
Jan 06, 1987 (100th Congress, 1987–1988)
Status:
Signed by the President on Aug 18, 1987
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 100-89.

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 18, 1987.

Introduced
Jan 06, 1987
Reported by Committee
Mar 11, 1987
Passed House
Apr 21, 1987
Passed Senate with Changes
Jul 23, 1987
Signed by the President
Aug 18, 1987
 
Sponsor
Ronald Coleman
Representative for Texas's 16th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Aug 18, 1987
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Related Bills
H.R. 1344 (99th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed Senate with Changes
Last Action: Sep 24, 1986

 
Full Title

A bill to provide for the restoration of Federal recognition to the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and the Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas, and for other purposes.

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House Natural Resources

Senate Indian Affairs

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7/23/1987--Passed Senate amended.
(Measure passed Senate, amended) Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act -
TitleI - Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Restoration
Redesignates the Tiwa Indians of Ysleta, Texas, as the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo. Restores the Federal trust relationship with the tribe and associated rights and benefits.
Provides that nothing in this Act shall affect the power of the State of Texas to enact special legislation to benefit the tribe.
Authorizes Texas to perform services that benefit the tribe.
Recognizes the authority of the Tribal Council. Declares the tribe's reservation to be a Federal Indian reservation.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to accept and hold in trust tribal lands conveyed by the tribe and Texas. Grants Texas civil and criminal jurisdiction within such reservation.
Allows the tribe to acquire, lease, or sell additional land within El Paso and Hudspeth Counties and permits the Secretary, upon the tribe's request, to accept and hold title to such lands in trust for the tribe.
Repeals the Tiwa Indians Act. Prohibits gambling, lottery, or bingo, as defined by Texas' laws, on the tribe's reservation and on tribal lands.
Subjects any violation of this prohibition to the same civil and criminal penalties provided by the laws of Texas except such provision shall not be construed as a grant of civil or criminal jurisdiction to Texas. Provides that the Federal courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over violations of the Federal ban on gaming and that Texas may seek injunctive relief in the Federal courts to enforce such ban.
Specifies the membership of the tribe and provides for removal of individuals from the tribal roll.
TitleII - Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas
States that the Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas shall be considered as one tribal unit for purposes of Federal law.
Restores the Federal trust relationship with the tribe and associated rights and benefits.
Authorizes Texas to perform services that benefit the tribe.
Provides that nothing in this Act shall affect the power of the State of Texas to enact special legislation to benefit the tribe.
Retains the existing tribal constitution and bylaws.
Requires the Secretary, upon the request of the Tribal Council, to hold an election for the members of the tribe for the purpose of adopting a new constitution and bylaws.
Recognizes the authority of the Tribal Council. Sets forth provisions similar to title I regarding civil and criminal jurisdiction, the tribal reservation, and gaming laws for the tribe.

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