S. 1739 (112th): Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Judgment Fund Distribution Act of 2011

Oct 19, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Alan “Al” Franken
Junior Senator from Minnesota
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Last Updated
Oct 19, 2011
8 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1272 (Related)
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Judgment Fund Distribution Act of 2012

Signed by the President
Oct 05, 2012


This bill was introduced on October 19, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Oct 19, 2011
Referred to Committee Oct 19, 2011
Full Title

A bill to provide for the use and distribution of judgment funds awarded to the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe by the United States Court of Federal Claims in Docket Numbers 19 and 188, and for other purposes.


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1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

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Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Judgment Fund Distribution Act of 2011 - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to reimburse the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe for the amount, plus interest, that the Tribe contributed for the distribution of judgment funds and the payment of attorneys' fees and litigation expenses associated with the litigation of Docket No. 19 and Docket No. 188 before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Requires that the Tribe's claim for reimbursement of expended funds be certified by the Tribe as being unreimbursed to it from other funding sources.
Requires the Tribe to provide the Secretary with updated membership rolls for the Boise Forte Band, Fond du Lac Band, Grand Portage Band, Leech Lake Band, Mille Lacs Band, and White Earth Band of the Tribe.
Directs the Secretary to set aside a specified amount of the judgment funds for distribution to each member enrolled with each Band and then divide the remaining funds into equal shares for each Band.

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