IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 3, 2021
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 (3); and
by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:
Any real property obtained by 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 under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) (as those terms are defined in section 4 of that Act (25 U.S.C. 2703)).
Treaty rights of federally recognized Tribes
Nothing in this Act, or an amendment 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)).