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H.R. 1943: Pee Dee Indian Acknowledgement Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 16, 2021 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1943


March 16, 2021

(for himself and Ms. Mace) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


To extend Federal recognition to the Pee Dee Indian Tribe of McColl, South Carolina.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Pee Dee Indian Acknowledgement Act.


Federal recognition


Federal recognition

Federal recognition is extended to the Pee Dee Indian Tribe of McColl, South Carolina.


Applicability of laws

All laws (including regulations) of the United States of general applicability to Indians or Nations, Indian Tribes, or bands of Indians (including the Act of June 18, 1934 (25 U.S.C. 461 et seq.)) shall be applicable to the Pee Dee Indian Tribe of McColl, South Carolina, and members of that Tribe.


Federal services and benefits


In general

Beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, the Tribe and each member shall be eligible for all services and benefits provided by the United States to Indians and federally recognized Indian tribes, without regard to—


the existence of a reservation for the Tribe; or


the location of the residence of any member on or near an Indian reservation.


Service area

For purposes of the delivery of services and benefits to members, the service area of the Tribe shall be considered to be the area comprised of Marlboro County in the State of South Carolina.


Membership roll


In general

As a condition of receiving recognition, services, and benefits pursuant to this Act, the Tribe shall submit to the Secretary, by not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, a membership roll consisting of the name of each individual enrolled as a member of the Tribe.


Determination of membership

The qualifications for inclusion on the membership roll of the Tribe shall be determined in accordance with sections 1 through 5 of article III of the proposed constitution of the Tribe dated December 2020 (including amendments to the constitution).


Maintenance of roll

The Tribe shall maintain the membership roll under this section.



For the purposes of this Act:



The term member means an individual duly enrolled in the roll of the Tribe described in section 4.



The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Interior.



The term Tribe means the Pee Dee Indian Tribe of McColl, South Carolina.