IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
October 28, 2019
Mr. Merkley (for himself and Mr. Wyden) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs
To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act, and for other purposes.
Grand Ronde Reservation Act amendment
Section 1(d) of Public Law 100–425 (commonly known as the
Grand Ronde Reservation Act) (102 Stat. 1594) is amended—
in paragraph (1) by striking
lands within the State of Oregon and inserting
the 84 acres known as the Thompson Strip;
by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (4); and
by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:
Any real property transferred to the Tribes as part of a land claim settlement approved by the United States shall not be eligible, or used, for any class II gaming or class III gaming (as those terms are defined in section 4 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. 2703)).
Treaty rights of federally recognized Tribes
Nothing in this Act, or the amendments made by this Act, shall be construed to enlarge, confirm, adjudicate, affect, or modify any treaty right of an Indian tribe (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304)).