H. R. 2863
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 26, 2007
Mr. DeFazio introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To authorize the Coquille Indian Tribe of the State of Oregon to convey land and interests in land owned by the Tribe.
Land and interests of Coquille Indian Tribe, Oregon
Subject to subsections (b) and (c), notwithstanding any other provision of law (including regulations), the Coquille Indian Tribe of the State of Oregon (including any agent or instrumentality of the Tribe) (referred to in this section as the Tribe), may transfer, lease, encumber, or otherwise convey, without further authorization or approval, any land (including fee simple land) or interest in land owned by the Tribe.
Nonapplicability to certain conveyances
Subsection (a) shall not apply with respect to any transfer, encumbrance, lease, or other conveyance of any land or interest in land of the Tribe that occurred before January 1, 2007.
Effect of section
Nothing in this section invalidates or otherwise alters or affects any restriction on alienation applicable to land held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Tribe or any member of the Tribe.