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Mowa Band of Choctaw Indians Recognition Act

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A bill to provide Federal recognition of the Mowa Band of Choctaw Indians of Alabama.

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08/05/1987Introduced in House

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08/05/1987Referred to House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
08/05/1987Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Nichols, Bill [D-AL-3]* 08/05/1987
Rep. Erdreich, Ben [D-AL-6]* 08/05/1987
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 02/03/1988

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House Interior and Insular Affairs08/05/1987 Referred to

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Introduced in House (08/05/1987)

Mowa Band of Choctaw Indians Recognition Act - Extends Federal recognition and associated services and benefits to the Mowa Band of Choctaw Indians of Alabama. Restores Federal rights and privileges abrogated by earlier statutes. Provides that nothing in this Act shall diminish any rights or privileges of the Band that existed prior to its enactment and that nothing in this Act alters any obligations: (1) with respect to property; (2) under any contract; or (3) to pay a tax levied before the date of enactment.

Transfers all interests in lands held by the Band to the United States to be held in trust for the benefit of the Band. Requires the Band to transfer to the United States any interest in lands acquired after enactment of this Act. Provides that such lands shall constitute the Band's reservation.

Authorizes the Band to adopt a constitution that will take effect only after being filed with the Secretary of the Interior.

Limits membership in the Band, until a constitution is adopted, to every individual who: (1) is named in the tribal membership roll in effect on the date of enactment of this Act; or (2) is a descendant of any such individual. Provides that membership will be determined according to the constitution after its adoption.