H. R. 1291
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 31, 2011
Mr. Cole introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes, and for other purposes.
Section 5 of the Act of June 18, 1934
(commonly known as the
Indian Reorganization Act; 25 U.S.C.
465), is amended in the first sentence by striking
Except in Alaska, the Secretary.
19 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (commonly known as the
Reorganization Act; 25 U.S.C. 479), is amended—
in the first sentence—
The term and inserting
Effective beginning on June 18,
1934, the term; and
any recognized Indian tribe now under Federal jurisdiction and
any federally recognized Indian tribe; and
by striking the
third sentence and inserting the following:
In this section, the term
Indian tribe means any Indian or Alaska Native tribe, band,
nation, pueblo, village, or community that the Secretary of the Interior
acknowledges to exist as an Indian tribe.
The amendments made by this section shall take effect as if
included in the Act of June 18, 1934 (commonly known as the
Reorganization Act; 25 U.S.C. 479), on the date of enactment of that