S. 771 (112th): Tribal Gaming Eligibility Act

Apr 08, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California
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9 pages
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S. 477 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 06, 2013


This bill was introduced on April 8, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 08, 2011
Referred to Committee Apr 08, 2011
Full Title

A bill to amend the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to modify a provision relating to gaming on land acquired after October 17, 1988.


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2 cosponsors (2R) (show)

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Tribal Gaming Eligibility Act - Amends the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to place restrictions on the conduct of gaming on lands taken into trust for an Indian tribe after October 17, 1988, as part of the settlement of a land claim, initial reservation of a newly recognized tribe, or restoration of lands for a tribe that has its federal recognition restored.
Prohibits gaming on such lands, with specified exceptions, unless the Secretary of the Interior determines that the land is eligible for gaming and the tribe demonstrates:
(1) a substantial, direct, modern connection to the land as of October 17, 1988; and
(2) a substantial, direct, aboriginal connection to the land.
(The Secretary and the state in which the gaming is proposed can still allow gaming on lands acquired for a tribe after October 17, 1988, if they concur that it is in the best interest of the tribe and its members.)

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