IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 19, 2013
Mr. Udall of New Mexico (for himself and Mr. Heinrich) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs
To make a technical amendment to the T’uf Shur Bien Preservation Trust Area Act, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as
Sandia Pueblo Settlement Technical
Sandia Pueblo Settlement technical amendment
Section 413(b) of the T’uf Shur Bien Preservation Trust Area Act ( 16 U.S.C. 539m–11(b) ) is amended—
in the first
sentence of paragraph (4), by striking
conveyance and inserting
the title to be conveyed; and
by adding at the end the following:
Failure to exchange
If the land exchange authorized under paragraph (1) is not completed by the date that is 90 days after the date of enactment of this paragraph, the Secretary, on receipt of consideration under subparagraph (B) and at the request of the Pueblo and the Secretary of the Interior, shall transfer the National Forest land generally depicted as Land to be Held in Trust on the map entitled Sandia Pueblo Settlement Technical Amendment and dated December 7, 2011, to the Secretary of the Interior to be held in trust by the United States for the Pueblo, subject to the condition that the land remain as open space, with the natural characteristics of the land to be preserved in perpetuity.
In consideration for the National Forest land to be held in trust under subparagraph (A), the Pueblo shall—
convey to the Secretary the La Luz tract; and
pay to the Secretary the amount that is equal to the difference between—
the amount that is equal to the fair market value of the National Forest land, as subject to the condition that the National Forest land remain as open space, with the natural characteristics of the land to be preserved in perpetuity; and
the amount that is equal to the sum of—
the amount of compensation owed to the Pueblo by the Secretary for the right-of-way and conservation easement on the Piedra Lisa tract under subsection (c)(2); and
the amount that is equal to the fair market value of the La Luz tract.
Use of funds
Any amounts received by the Secretary under this paragraph shall be—
deposited in the fund described in paragraph (3); and
available to the Secretary, without further appropriation and until expended, for the acquisition of land or interests in land in the National Forest System.