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S. 1492 (115th): ANCSA Thirteenth Regional Corporation Reincorporation Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 29, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1492

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 29, 2017

(for herself and Mr. Sullivan) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To establish a Regional Corporation for Natives who are non-residents of Alaska, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the ANCSA Thirteenth Regional Corporation Reincorporation Act of 2017.

2.

13th Regional Corporation

(a)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Native

The term Native has the meaning given the term in section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1602).

(2)

Regional Corporation

The term Regional Corporation has the meaning given the term in section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1602).

(3)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.

(b)

Authorization

A Regional Corporation for Natives who are non-residents of Alaska may be established for the thirteenth region in accordance with section 7(c) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1606(c)).

(c)

Meeting

(1)

In general

Subject to paragraph (2), as soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall convene a meeting of the shareholders of the Regional Corporation established pursuant to section 7(c) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1606(c)) for the purpose of the election of a board of directors.

(2)

Notice requirement

In advance of the meeting under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall notify the roll of current shareholders of the Regional Corporation (as determined under section 5(b) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1604(b)) of the time and place of the meeting.