Public Law 115-179 – Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act

[115th Congress Public Law 179] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]

PLAW 115publ179

[115th Congress Public Law 179]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]



[[Page 132 STAT. 1380]]

Public Law 115-179
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To allow the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw 
Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, 
 the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the Confederated 
 Tribes of Warm Springs, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, 
  the Klamath Tribes, and the Burns Paiute Tribes to lease or transfer 
           certain lands. <<NOTE: June 1, 2018 -  [S. 1285]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Oregon Tribal 
Economic Development Act.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Oregon Tribal Economic Development 
Act''.
SEC. 2. APPROVAL NOT REQUIRED TO VALIDATE LAND TRANSACTIONS.

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, without 
further approval, ratification, or authorization by the United States, 
the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, the 
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the 
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes 
of Warm Springs, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, the 
Klamath Tribes, and the Burns Paiute Tribes may lease, sell, convey, 
warrant, or otherwise transfer all or any part of its interests in any 
real property that is not held in trust by the United States for the 
benefit of such tribe.
    (b) Trust Land Not Affected.--Nothing in this section shall--
            (1) authorize the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, 
        and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde 
        Community of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians 
        of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Cow 
        Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, the Klamath Tribes, and 
        the Burns Paiute Tribes to lease, sell, convey, warrant, or 
        otherwise transfer all or any part of an interest in any real 
        property that is held in trust by the United States for the 
        benefit of such tribe; or

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            (2) affect the operation of any law governing leasing, 
        selling, conveying, warranting, or otherwise transferring any 
        interest in such trust land.

    Approved June 1, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1285 (H.R. 3225):
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HOUSE REPORTS: Nos. 115-507 and 115-564, accompanying H.R. 3225, (both 
from Comm. on Natural Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 115-175 (Comm. on Indian Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 163 (2017):
                                    Nov. 29, considered and passed 
                                        Senate.
                                                        Vol. 164 (2018):
                                    May 15, considered and passed House.

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