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Text of A bill to make technical corrections to the status of certain land held in trust for the Mississippi Band of ...

...Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, to take certain land into trust for that Band, and for other purposes.

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 29, 2000. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 21, 2000 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

Source: GPO

S.1967

One Hundred Sixth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday,

the twenty-fourth day of January, two thousand

An Act

To make technical corrections to the status of certain land held in trust for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, to take certain land into trust for that Band, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. STATUS OF CERTAIN INDIAN LANDS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding any other provision of law--

      (1) all land taken in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians on or after December 23, 1944, shall be part of the Mississippi Choctaw Indian Reservation;

      (2) all land held in fee by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians located within the boundaries of the State of Mississippi, as shown in the report entitled ‘Report of Fee Lands owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’, dated September 28, 1999, on file in the Office of the Superintendent, Choctaw Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, is hereby declared to be held by the United States in trust for the benefit of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; and

      (3) land made part of the Mississippi Choctaw Indian Reservation after December 23, 1944, shall not be considered to be part of the ‘initial reservation’ of the tribe for the purposes of section 20(b)(1)(B)(ii) of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. 2719(b)(1)(B)(ii)).

    (b) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION- Nothing in this section shall be construed to alter the application or the requirements of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) with respect to any lands held by or for the benefit of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians regardless of when such lands were acquired.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.