H.R. 1344 (99th): Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act

Introduced:
Feb 28, 1985 (99th Congress, 1985–1986)
Status:
Died (Passed Senate with Changes)
Sponsor
Ronald Coleman
Representative for Texas's 16th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Related Bills
H.R. 6391 (98th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 03, 1984

H.R. 318 (100th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Signed by the President
Aug 18, 1987

 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chambers on September 24, 1986 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.

Progress
Introduced Feb 28, 1985
Referred to Committee Feb 28, 1985
Reported by Committee Dec 04, 1985
Passed House Dec 16, 1985
Passed Senate with Changes Sep 24, 1986
 
Full Title

A bill to provide for the restoration of Federal recognition to the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and the Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Natural Resources

Senate Indian Affairs

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9/24/1986--Passed Senate amended.
(Measure passed Senate, amended) Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act -
Title I - Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Restoration
Redesignates the Tiwa Indians of Ysleta, Texas, as the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo. Restores Federal recognition, rights, and benefits to such tribe.
Provides that nothing in this Act shall affect the power of the State of Texas to enact special legislation to benefit the tribe.
Authorizes Texas to perform services that benefit the tribe.
Recognizes the authority of the Tribal Council. Declares their reservation to be a Federal Indian reservation.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to accept and hold in trust tribal lands conveyed by the tribe and Texas. Grants Texas civil and criminal jurisdiction within such reservation.
Requires the Secretary to develop a plan for the enlargement of the reservation for the tribe.
Requires the Secretary to submit such plan to the Congress. Sets forth specified requirements with respect to the development of such plan.
Repeals the Tiwa Indians Act. Prohibits gaming, gambling, lottery, or bingo, as defined by Texas law, on the tribe's reservation and on tribal lands.
Sets forth both civil and criminal penalties for violations of such prohibition.
Prohibits construing such prohibition as a grant of civil regulatory jurisdiction to Texas. Sets forth specified requirements with respect to the tribe's membership.
Title II - Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas
States that the Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas shall be considered as one tribal unit for purposes of Federal law.
Restores Federal recognition, rights, and benefits to such tribe.
Authorizes Texas to perform services that benefit the tribe.
Provides that nothing in this Act shall affect the power of the State of Texas to enact special legislation to benefit the tribe.
Retains the existing tribal constitution and bylaws.
Requires the Secretary, upon the request of the Tribal Council, to hold an election for the members of the tribe for the purpose of adopting a new constitution and bylaws.
Recognizes the authority of the Tribal Council. Sets forth provisions similar to title I regarding civil and criminal jurisdiction, the tribal reservation, gaming laws, and State civil regulatory jurisdiction.

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