H. R. 4222
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
To provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Tucson Unified School District and to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act.
For the purposes of this Act, the following definitions apply:
The term District means the Tucson Unified School District, a school district recognized as such under the laws of the State of Arizona.
The term map means the map titled
Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act and dated April 23, 2012.
The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
The term Tribe means the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, a federally recognized Indian tribe.
Lands to be held in trust
Subject to valid existing rights, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Federal lands of approximately 10 acres shown on the map as Parcel A are declared held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Tribe.
Immediately upon the Secretary’s receipt from the District of the abandonment of its possessory interest of the lands of approximately 10 acres shown on the map as Parcel B, subject to valid existing rights, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Federal lands shown on the map as Parcel B are declared held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Tribe.
The Tribe may not conduct gaming activities on the lands held in trust under this Act, as a matter of claimed inherent authority or under the authority of any Federal law, including the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) or under any regulations thereunder promulgated by the Secretary or the National Indian Gaming Commission.
Passed the House of Representatives June 5, 2012.
Karen L. Haas,