H. R. 507
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 5, 2013
Mr. Grijalva introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land
For the purposes of this Act, the following definitions apply:
The term District means the Tucson Unified School District, a school district recognized as such under the laws of the State of Arizona.
term map means the map titled
PYT Land Department
and dated January 15, 2013.
The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.
The term Tribe means the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, a federally recognized Indian tribe.
Lands to be held in trust
Subject to subsection (c) and to valid existing rights, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the approximately 10 acres of Federal lands generally depicted on the map as Parcel A are declared to be held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Tribe.
Subject to subsection (c) and valid existing rights, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the approximately 10 acres of Federal lands generally depicted on the map as Parcel B are declared to be held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Tribe.
Subsections (a) and (b) shall take effect on the day after the date on which—
the District relinquishes all right, title, and interest of the District in and to the land described in subsection (b); and
the Secretary (or
a delegate of the Secretary) approves and records the lease agreement between
the Tribe and the District for the construction and operation of a regional
transportation facility located on the restricted Indian land of the Tribe in
accordance with the requirements of the first section of the Act entitled
An Act to authorize the leasing of restricted Indian lands for public,
religious, educational, recreational, residential, business, and other purposes
requiring the grant of long-term leases
, approved August 9, 1955 (25
U.S.C. 415), and part 162 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations (including
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.
There shall not be Federal reserved rights to surface water or groundwater for any land taken into trust by the United States for the benefit of the Tribe under this Act.
State water rights
The Tribe retains any right or claim to water under State law for any land taken into trust by the United States for the benefit of the Tribe under this Act.
Forfeiture or abandonment
Any water rights that are appurtenant to land taken into trust by the United States for the benefit of the Tribe under this Act may not be forfeited or abandoned.