IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 25, 2021
Mrs. Murray (for herself, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Merkley, and Ms. Murkowski) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
To amend the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016 to ensure that federally recognized Indian Tribes are consulted before the sale or transfer of certain Federal civilian real properties, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Assuring Regular Consultation To Have Indigenous Voices Effectively Solicited Act.
Impact on federally recognized Indian Tribes
The Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016 (40 U.S.C. 1303 note; Public Law 114–287) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Requirements before sale or transfer
Before the sale or transfer of a Federal civilian real property under this Act (other than section 24 or 25), if the proposed sale or transfer would affect access to Federal agency services by a federally recognized Indian Tribe, the relevant Federal agency shall consult with all Tribal governments that may be so affected.
Finding of reduction or elimination of access
A Federal civilian real property may not be sold or transferred under this Act (other than section 24 or 25) if the proposed sale or transfer would substantially reduce or eliminate access to Federal agency services by a federally recognized Indian Tribe.
The table of contents in section 1(b) of the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act (Public Law 114–287; 130 Stat. 1463) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Sec. 26. Requirements before sale or transfer.