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H.R. 317 (116th): Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act of 2019


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 29, 2019.


Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act of 2019

This bill ratifies and confirms the actions of the Department of the Interior to take approximately 1,427 acres of land in Santa Barbara County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. The bill also ratifies the actions of Interior to assume jurisdiction over the appeals relating to the acquisition of this land, and dismiss those appeals. The land is made part of the Santa Ynez Indian Reservation.

The bill removes restrictions on the land pursuant to certain state laws.

Under the bill, gaming is prohibited on this land.