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H.R. 3225: Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 13, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3225

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 13, 2017

(for himself and Mr. Walden) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To allow the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians to lease or transfer certain lands.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act.

2.

Approval not required to validate land transactions

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, without further approval, ratification, or authorization by the United States, the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians may lease, sell, convey, warrant, or otherwise transfer all or any part of its interests in any real property that is not held in trust by the United States for the benefit of such tribe.

(b)

Trust land not affected

Nothing in this section shall—

(1)

authorize the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians to lease, sell, convey, warrant, or otherwise transfer all or any part of an interest in any real property that is held in trust by the United States for the benefit of such tribe; or

(2)

affect the operation of any law governing leasing, selling, conveying, warranting, or otherwise transferring any interest in such trust land.