H.R. 5494 (97th): Ancient Indian Land Claims Settlement Act of 1982


Feb 9, 1982
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 9, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Gary Lee

Representative for New York's 33rd congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish a fair and consistent National Policy for the resolution of claims based on a purported lack of Congressional approval of ancient Indian land transfers and to clear the titles of lands subject to such claims.

Summary (CRS)

2/9/1982--Introduced.Ancient Indian Land Claims Settlement Act of 1982 - Ratifies the transfers of land or natural resources within the States of New York or South Carolina, which were made on ... Read more >

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Feb 9, 1982

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9 cosponsors (8R, 1D) (show)
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S. 2084 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 9, 1982

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