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Text of the An Act to provide for the extension of certain Federal benefits, services, and assistance to the Pascua Yaqui Indians of ...

...Yaqui Indians of Arizona, and for other purposes.

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 18, 1978. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 18, 1978 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

92 STAT. 712                        PUBLIC LAW 9 5 - 3 7 5 — S E P T . 18, 1978

                    Public Law 95-375
                    95th Congress
                                                        An Act
 Sept. 18, 1978     To provide for the extension of certain Federal benefits, services, and assistance
   [S. 1633]                to the Pascua Yaqui Indians of Arizona, and for other purposes.

                     Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives            of the
Pascua Yaqui       United States of America in Congress assembled^ T h a t (a) the Pascua
Indians, Ariz.,   Yaqui I n d i a n people who are members of the Pascua Yaqui Associa-
extension of      tion, Incorporated, an Arizona corporation, or who hereafter become
Federal benefits. members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in accordance with section 3 of
25 u s e 1300f.
                  this Act, are recognized as, and declared to be, eligible, on and after
                  the date of the enactment of this Act, for the services and assistance
                  provided to Indians because of their status as Indians by or through
                  any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States, or
                  under any statute of the United States. F o r the purposes of section 2
                  of the Act of August 16, 1957 (71 Stat. 371; 42 U.S.C. 2005a), the
                  Pascua Yaqui Indians are to be considered as if they were being pro-
                  vided hospital and medical care by or at the expense of the Public
                  H e a l t h Service on August 16, 1957.
25 u s e 461 et      (b) The provisions of the Act of J u n e 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 484), as
seq.              amended, are extended to such members described in subsection ( a ) .
                     (c) The Secretary of the Interior is directed, upon request of the
                  Pascua Yaqui Association, Incorporated, and without monetary con-
                  sideration, to accept on behalf of the United States and in trust iov the
                  Pascua Yaqui Tribe, the title to the real property conveyed by the
                  United States to such association under the Act of October 8,1964 (78
                  Stat. 1197), and such lands shall be held as I n d i a n lands are h e l d :
                  Provided^ T h a t the State of Arizona shall exercise criminal and civil
                  jurisdiction over such lands as if it had assumed jurisdiction pursuant
                  to the Act of August 15,1953 (67 Stat. 588), as amended by the Act of
25 u s e 1323.    A p r i l 11,1968 (82 Stat. 79).
Repeal.              (d) Section 4 of the Act of October 8, 1964 (78 Stat. 1197), is
                  hereby repealed.
25 u s e 1300f-l.    SEC. 2. W i t h i n t h i r t y months after the date of enactment of this
                  Act, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe shall adopt a constitution and bylaws or
Publication in    other governing documents and a membership roll. The Secretary of
Federal Register. the Interior shall review such documents to insure t h a t they comply
                  with the provisions of this Act and shall publish such documents and
                   membership roll in the Federal Register. Publication of such roll shall
                  not affect or delay the immediate eligibility of the members of the
                  Association under section 1 of this Act.
25 u s e 1300f-2.    SEC. 3. F o r the purposes of section 1 of this Act, membership of
                  the Pascua Yaqui Tribe shall consist of—
                             ( A ) the members of the Pascua Yaqui Association, Incorpo-
                         rated, as of the date of the enactment of this Act, who apply for
                         enrollment in the Pascua Yaqui Tribe within one year from the
                          date of enactment of this Act pursuant to the membership
                          criteria and procedures provided for in the official governing
                          documents of the Pascua Yaqui T r i b e ;


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PUBLIC LAW 95-375—SEPT. 18, 1978 92 STAT. 713 (B) all those persons of Yaqui blood who are citizens of the United States and who, within two years from the date of enact- ment of this Act, apply for, and are admitted to, membership in the Association pursuant to article V I I of the Articles of Incorporation of the Association; and (C) direct lineal descendants of such persons, subject to any further qualifications as may be provided by the Tribe in its constitution and bylaws or other governing documents. Approved September 18, 1978. |'" ^ '^ • LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORTS No. 95-1021 accompanying H.R. 6612 (Coram, on Interior and Insular Affairs) and No. 95-1339 (Coram, of Conference). SENATE REPORT No. 95-719 (Comra. on Indian Affairs). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 124 (1978): Apr. 5, considered and passed Senate. Apr. 17, H.R. 6612 considered and passed House; passage vacated and S. 1633, amended, passed in lieu. May 2, Senate disagreed to House araendment. Aug. 16, House agreed to conference report. Aug. 25, Senate agreed to conference report.