H.R. 931: To provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the ...

...State of Oregon.

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Feb 28, 2014 (Reported by House Committee).

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Union Calendar No. 273

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 931

[Report No. 113–367]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 28, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

February 28, 2014

Additional sponsors: Mr. Blumenauer and Mr. Walden

February 28, 2014

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on February 28, 2013


A BILL

To provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon.


1.

Purpose; clarification

(a)

Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to facilitate fee-to-trust applications for the Siletz Tribe within the geographic area specified in the amendment made by this Act.

(b)

Clarification

Except as specifically provided otherwise by this Act or the amendment made by this Act, nothing in this Act or the amendment made by this Act, shall prioritize for any purpose the claims of any federally-recognized Indian tribe over the claims of any other federally-recognized Indian tribe.

2.

Treatment of certain property of the Siletz tribe of the State of Oregon

Section 7 of the Siletz Tribe Indian Restoration Act ( 25 U.S.C. 711e ) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(f)

Treatment of certain property

(1)

In general

(A)

Title

The Secretary may accept title to any additional number of acres of real property located within the boundaries of the original 1855 Siletz Coast Reservation established by Executive Order dated November 9, 1855, comprised of land within the political boundaries of Benton, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln, Tillamook, and Yamhill Counties in the State of Oregon, if that real property is conveyed or otherwise transferred to the United States by or on behalf of the tribe.

(B)

Trust

Land to which title is accepted by the Secretary under this paragraph shall be held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the tribe.

(2)

Treatment as part of reservation

All real property that is taken into trust under paragraph (1) shall—

(A)

be considered and evaluated as an on-reservation acquisition under part 151.10 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations); and

(B)

become part of the reservation of the tribe.

(3)

Prohibition on gaming

Any real property taken into trust under paragraph (1) shall not be eligible, or used, for any gaming activity carried out under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.).

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February 28, 2014

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed