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Text of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 5, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of May 31, 2012 (Reported by House Committee).

This is not the latest text of this bill.

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Union Calendar No. 358

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4222

[Report No. 112–510]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 20, 2012

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

May 31, 2012

Additional sponsors: Mr. Cole, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Pastor of Arizona, and Mr. Quayle

May 31, 2012

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 March 20, 2012


A BILL

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.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act.

2.

Definitions

For the purposes of this Act, the following definitions apply:

(1)

District

The term District means the Tucson Unified School District, a school district recognized as such under the laws of the State of Arizona.

(2)

Map

The term map means the map titled Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act and dated April 23, 2012.

(3)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

(4)

Tribe

The term Tribe means the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, a federally recognized Indian tribe.

3.

Lands to be held in trust

(a)

Parcel A

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.

(b)

Parcel B

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.

4.

Gaming prohibition

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.

May 31, 2012

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