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H.R. 375: To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of May 16, 2019 (Referred to Senate Committee).


IIB

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 375

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 16, 2019

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs

AN ACT

To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.

1.

Authority reaffirmed

(a)

Reaffirmation

Section 19 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (commonly known as the Indian Reorganization Act; 25 U.S.C. 5129), is amended—

(1)

in the first sentence—

(A)

by striking The term and inserting Effective beginning on June 18, 1934, the term; and

(B)

by striking any recognized Indian tribe now under Federal jurisdiction and inserting any federally recognized Indian Tribe; and

(2)

by striking the third sentence and inserting the following: In said sections, the term Indian tribe means any Indian or Alaska Native tribe, band, nation, pueblo, village, or community that the Secretary of the Interior acknowledges to exist as an Indian tribe..

(b)

Effective Date

The amendments made by this section shall take effect as if included in the Act of June 18, 1934 (commonly known as the Indian


Reorganization Act; 25 U.S.C. 5129), on the date of the enactment of that Act.

Passed the House of Representatives May 15, 2019.

Cheryl L. Johnson,

Clerk