H. R. 3211
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 23, 2015
Mr. Schrader introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon.
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.
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.
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:
Treatment of certain property
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.
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.
Treatment as part of reservation
All real property that is taken into trust under paragraph (1) shall—
be considered and evaluated as an on-reservation acquisition under part 151.10 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations); and
become part of the reservation of the tribe.
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.).