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S. 1285: Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 17, 2018 (Passed Congress).


One Hundred Fifteenth Congress of the United States of America

2d Session

S. 1285

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

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, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, the Klamath Tribes, and the Burns Paiute Tribes 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, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, the Klamath Tribes, and the Burns Paiute Tribes 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, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, the Klamath Tribes, and the Burns Paiute Tribes 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.

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate