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H.R. 2863 (110th): To authorize the Coquille Indian Tribe of the State of Oregon to convey land and interests in land owned by the Tribe.

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 30, 2007 (Reported by House Committee).

Source: GPO

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Union Calendar No. 176

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2863

[Report No. 110–274]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 26, 2007

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

July 30, 2007

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on June 26, 2007

A BILL

To authorize the Coquille Indian Tribe of the State of Oregon to convey land and interests in land owned by the Tribe.

1.

Land and interests of Coquille Indian Tribe, Oregon

(a)

In general

Subject to subsections (b), (c), and (d) 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, all or any part of the Tribe’s interest in any real property that is not held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Tribe.

(b)

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.

(c)

Effect of section

Nothing in this section is intended to authorize the Tribe to transfer, lease, encumber, or otherwise convey, any lands, or any interest in any lands, that are held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Tribe.

(d)

Liability

The United States shall not be held liable to any party (including the Tribe or any agent or instrumentality of the Tribe) for any term of, or any loss resulting from the term of any transfer, lease, encumbrance, or conveyance of land made pursuant to this Act unless the United States or an agent or instrumentality of the United States is a party to the transaction or the United States would be liable pursuant to any other provision of law. This subsection shall not apply to land transferred or conveyed by the Tribe to the United States to be held in trust for the benefit of the Tribe.

July 30, 2007

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed