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S. 248 (114th): Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 10, 2015 (Reported by Senate Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


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Calendar No. 220

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 248

[Report No. 114–140]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 22, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Hoeven, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Thune, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Daines, Mr. Risch, Mr. Rounds, Mr. Gardner, and Mr. McCain) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs

September 10, 2015

Reported by , without amendment

A BILL

To clarify the rights of Indians and Indian tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015.

2.

Definition of employer

Section 2 of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 152) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (2), by inserting or any enterprise or institution owned and operated by an Indian tribe and located on its Indian lands, after subdivision thereof; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(15)

The term Indian tribe means any Indian tribe, band, nation, pueblo, or other organized group or community which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.

(16)

The term Indian means any individual who is a member of an Indian tribe.

(17)

The term Indian lands means—

(A)

all lands within the limits of any Indian reservation;

(B)

any lands title to which is either held in trust by the United States for the benefit of any Indian tribe or individual or held by any Indian tribe or individual subject to restriction by the United States against alienation; and

(C)

any lands in the State of Oklahoma that are within the boundaries of a former reservation (as defined by the Secretary of the Interior) of a federally recognized Indian tribe.

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September 10, 2015

Reported without amendment