H. R. 279
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 15, 2013
Mr. Cole introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes, and for other purposes.
Section 19 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (commonly known as the
Indian Reorganization Act; 25 U.S.C. 479), is amended—
in the first sentence—
The term and inserting
Effective beginning on June 18, 1934, the term; and
any recognized Indian tribe now under Federal jurisdiction and inserting
any federally recognized Indian tribe; and
by striking the third sentence and inserting the following:
In said sections, the term .
Indian tribe means any Indian or Alaska Native tribe, band, nation, pueblo, village, or community that the Secretary of the Interior acknowledges to exist as an Indian tribe.
The amendments made by this section shall take effect as if included in the
Act of June 18, 1934 (commonly known as the
Indian Reorganization Act; 25 U.S.C. 479
), on the date of enactment of that Act.