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S. 1603 (113th): Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 15, 2014 (Reported by House Committee).


ID

Union Calendar No. 437

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 1603

[Report No. 113–590]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 20, 2014

Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

September 15, 2014

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

To reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act .

2.

Reaffirmation of Indian trust land

(a)

In general

The land taken into trust by the United States for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians and described in the final Notice of Determination of the Department of the Interior (70 Fed. Reg. 25596 (May 13, 2005)) is reaffirmed as trust land, and the actions of the Secretary of the Interior in taking that land into trust are ratified and confirmed.

(b)

No claims

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an action (including an action pending in a Federal court as of the date of enactment of this Act) relating to the land described in subsection (a) shall not be filed or maintained in a Federal court and shall be promptly dismissed.

(c)

Retention of future rights

Nothing in this Act alters or diminishes the right of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians from seeking to have any additional land taken into trust by the United States for the benefit of the Band.

September 15, 2014

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed