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H.R. 14224 (95th): A bill to authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain lands for the benefit of the Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Indians.


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 2, 1978 (Passed Congress).


92 STAT. 2452                       PUBLIC LAW 95-571—NOV. 2, 1978

                    Public Law 95-571
                    95th Congress
                                                     An Act
  Nov. 2. 1978      To authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain lands
  [H.R. 141224]       for the benefit of the Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Indians.
                       Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Minnesota           United States of America in Congress osseTnbled,
Chippewa               SECTION 1. (a) The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, if he
Indians, Mille      finds legal title to such lands to be in private ownership, to acquire by
Lacs Band.
Land acquisition.
                    purchase the following described lands: Government lot 4, section 28,
                    township 43 north, range 27 west, fourth principal meridian, Mille
                    Lacs County, Minnesota.
                       (b) Lands acquired by the Secretary pursuant to subsection (a)
                    shall be held by the United States in trust for, and for the benefit and
                    use of, the Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Indians.
Appropriation          SEC. 2. There is authorized to be appropriated such sum as may be
authorization.      necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. The purchase price of
                    said lands shall be an amount equal to their fair market value.
     .iiAjii .}<:     Approved November 2, 1978.




                    LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
                    CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 124 (1978):
                         Oct. 14, considered and passed House.
                         Oct. 15, considered and passed Senate.