S. 2024 (112th): Sandia Pueblo Settlement Technical Amendment Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Dec 16, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2024

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 16, 2011

(for himself and Mr. Udall of New Mexico) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs

A BILL

To make a technical amendment to the T’uf Shur Bien Preservation Trust Area Act, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Sandia Pueblo Settlement Technical Amendment Act.

2.

Sandia Pueblo Settlement technical amendment

Section 413(b) of the T’uf Shur Bien Preservation Trust Area Act (16 U.S.C. 539m–11(b)) is amended—

(1)

in the first sentence of paragraph (4), by striking conveyance and inserting the title to be conveyed; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(6)

Failure to exchange

(A)

In general

If the land exchange authorized under paragraph (1) is not completed by the date that is 90 days after the date of enactment of this paragraph, the Secretary, on receipt of consideration under subparagraph (B) and at the request of the Pueblo and the Secretary of the Interior, shall transfer the National Forest land generally depicted as Land to be Held in Trust on the map entitled Sandia Pueblo Settlement Technical Amendment and dated December 7, 2011, to the Secretary of the Interior to be held in trust by the United States for the Pueblo, subject to the condition that the land remain in its natural state.

(B)

Consideration

In consideration for the National Forest land to be held in trust under subparagraph (A), the Pueblo shall—

(i)

convey to the Secretary the La Luz tract; and

(ii)

pay to the Secretary the amount that is equal to the difference between—

(I)

the amount that is equal to the fair market value of the National Forest land, as subject to the condition that the National Forest land remain in its natural state; and

(II)

the amount that is equal to the sum of—

(aa)

the amount of compensation owed to the Pueblo by the Secretary for the right-of-way and conservation easement on the Piedra Lisa tract under subsection (c)(2); and

(bb)

the amount that is equal to the fair market value of the La Luz tract.

(C)

Use of funds

Any amounts received by the Secretary under this paragraph shall be—

(i)

deposited in the fund described in paragraph (3); and

(ii)

available to the Secretary, without further appropriation and until expended, for the acquisition of land or interests in land in the National Forest System.

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