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Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act

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Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To clarify and strengthen the authority for certain Department of the Interior law enforcement services, activities, and officers in Indian country, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (10)

Date Actions Overview
08/18/1990Became Public Law No: 101-379.
08/18/1990Signed by President.
08/09/1990Presented to President.
08/04/1990Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate agreed to the House amendments to the Senate amendment by Voice Vote.
08/01/1990Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House agree with amendments to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
11/18/1989Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
10/18/1989Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported to Senate by Senator Inouye with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 101-167.
05/23/1989Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
05/23/1989Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. H. Rept. 101-60.
01/04/1989Introduced in House

All Actions (53)

Date Chamber All Actions
08/18/1990Became Public Law No: 101-379.
08/18/1990Signed by President.
08/09/1990HousePresented to President.
08/09/1990SenateMeasure Signed in Senate.
08/04/1990SenateSenate agreed to the House amendments to the Senate amendment by Voice Vote.
08/02/1990SenateMessage on House action received in Senate and held at desk:. House amendments to Senate amendment.
08/01/1990-10:05pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
08/01/1990-10:04pmHouseOn motion that the House agree with amendments to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection.
08/01/1990-10:03pmHouseMr. Vento asked unanimous consent that the House agree with amendments to the Senate amendment.
11/19/1989SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
11/18/1989SenateS.Amdt.1170 Amendment agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
11/18/1989SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
11/18/1989SenateThe committee substitute as amended agreed to by Voice Vote.
11/18/1989SenateAmendment SP 1170 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
11/18/1989SenateAmendment SP 1170 proposed by Senator Symms for Senator Helms.
11/18/1989SenateS.Amdt.1170 Proposed by Senator Symms for Senator Helms. To provide the consent of the Congress to the sale of certain lands by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
11/18/1989SenateAmendment SP 1169 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
11/18/1989SenateS.Amdt.1169 Amendment SP 1169 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
11/18/1989SenateAmendment SP 1169 proposed by Senator Ford for Senator Inouye.
11/18/1989SenateS.Amdt.1169 Proposed by Senator Ford for Senator Inouye. To allow continuation of certain tribal gaming operations.
11/18/1989SenateAmendment SP 1168 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
11/18/1989SenateS.Amdt.1168 Amendment SP 1168 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
11/18/1989SenateAmendment SP 1168 proposed by Senator Ford for Senator Inouye.
11/18/1989SenateS.Amdt.1168 Proposed by Senator Ford for Senator Inouye. To allow participation of the Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Transition Team in the preparation of the Settlement Roll.
11/18/1989SenateAmendment SP 1167 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
11/18/1989SenateS.Amdt.1167 Amendment SP 1167 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
11/18/1989SenateAmendment SP 1167 proposed by Senator Ford for Senator Inouye.
11/18/1989SenateS.Amdt.1167 Proposed by Senator Ford for Senator Inouye. To establish a Joint Federal-State Commission on Policies and Programs Affecting Alaskan Natives.
11/18/1989SenateAmendment SP 1166 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
11/18/1989SenateS.Amdt.1166 Amendment SP 1166 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
11/18/1989SenateAmendment SP 1166 proposed by Senator Ford for Senator Inouye.
11/18/1989SenateS.Amdt.1166 Proposed by Senator Ford for Senator Inouye. To clarify line authority of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Criminal Investigation Division.
11/18/1989SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
10/18/1989SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 299.
10/18/1989SenateCommittee on Indian Affairs. Reported to Senate by Senator Inouye with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 101-167.
09/15/1989SenateCommittee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
07/21/1989SenateCommittee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 101-394.
05/31/1989SenateReceived in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
05/23/1989-1:29pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/23/1989-1:20pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
05/23/1989-1:20pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
05/23/1989-1:20pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules.
05/23/1989-1:20pmHouseOn ordering a second Agreed to without objection.
05/23/1989-1:20pmHouseMr. Rhodes demanded a second on the motion to suspend the rules.
05/23/1989-1:20pmHouseMr. Miller (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/23/1989HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 36.
05/23/1989HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. H. Rept. 101-60.
05/17/1989HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
05/17/1989HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
Action By: Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
05/16/1989HouseFavorable Executive Comment Received from Interior.
04/13/1989HouseCommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
01/04/1989HouseReferred to the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
01/04/1989HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (1)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Udall, Morris K. [D-AZ-2]* 01/04/1989

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Interior and Insular Affairs01/04/1989 Referred to
04/13/1989 Hearings by
05/17/1989 Markup by
05/23/1989 Reported by H.Rept 101-60
Senate Indian Affairs (Permanent Select)05/31/1989 Referred to
07/21/1989 Hearings by
09/15/1989 Markup by
10/18/1989 Reported by S.Rept 101-167

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House agreed to Senate amendment with amendment (08/01/1990)

Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act - Makes the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), responsible for providing law enforcement services in Indian country. Establishes within BIA a Division of Law Enforcement Services which shall be responsible for: (1) the enforcement of Federal law and, with the consent of the Indian tribe, tribal law; (2) the investigation of offenses against U.S. criminal laws; (3) the protection of life and property; (4) the development of methods and expertise to resolve conflicts and solve crimes; (5) the provision of criminal justice remedial actions, correctional and detention services, and rehabilitation; (6) the reduction of recidivism and adverse social effects; (7) the development of preventive and outreach programs; (8) the assessment and evaluation of program accomplishments in reducing crime; and (9) the development and provision of law enforcement training and technical assistance.

Directs the Secretary to create within such Division a separate Branch of Criminal Investigations which shall be responsible for the investigation and presentation for prosecution of criminal violations within Indian country.

Declares that Branch criminal investigative personnel shall be subject only to the supervision and direction of law enforcement personnel of the Branch or Division.

Allows tribes to request the Secretary, by resolution of the governing body of the tribe, to reestablish line authority through the Agency Superintendent or BIA Area Office Director within one year of the establishment of such Branch.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) establish qualification standards for Division law enforcement personnel positions; and (2) provide for the classification of such positions at GS grades comparable to those for other Federal law enforcement personnel positions.

Authorizes the Secretary to charge BIA employees with law enforcement responsibilities and allow such employees to: (1) carry firearms; (2) execute warrants, summonses, and other orders relating to crimes committed in Indian country; (3) make arrests without warrants for offenses committed in Indian country; (4) offer and pay rewards for services or information or purchase of evidence assisting in the detection or investigation of the commission of such an offense or in the arrest of an offender against the United States; and (5) assist Federal, tribal, State, and local law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of laws and regulations.

Allows the Secretary to enter into agreements with such agencies to aid in the enforcement of laws in Indian country.

Authorizes the Secretary, after consultation with the Attorney General, to prescribe regulations relating to the enforcement of criminal statutes and to consideration of applications for contracts awarded under the Indian Self-Determination Act to perform the functions of the Branch.

Grants the Secretary investigative jurisdiction over Federal criminal offenses committed in Indian country.

Authorizes the Secretary to provide uniform allowances for BIA employees charged with law enforcement responsibilities.

Requires reports to the appropriate governmental and law enforcement officials of the Indian tribe involved by: (1) law enforcement officers of the BIA or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who decline to initiate an investigation of a reported violation of Federal law in Indian country or who terminate such an investigation without referral for prosecution; or (2) a United States Attorney who declines to prosecute an alleged violation of Federal criminal law in Indian country referred by the FBI or BIA or who moves to terminate such an alleged violation already initiated.

Authorizes the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to sell and transfer all its interests in Carolina Mirror, Inc., which are located in milkes County, North Carolina, and Harris County, Texas.

Establishes the Joint Federal-State Commission on Policies and Programs Affecting Alaska Natives to: (1) study the social and economic status of Alaska Natives and the effectiveness of Federal and State policies and programs that affect such Natives; (2) conduct public hearings on the subjects of such study; (3) recommend specific actions to the Congress and the State of Alaska that help to assure that such Natives have life opportunities comparable to other Americans and to address their needs for self-determination, economic self-sufficiency, improved levels of educational achievement, improved health status, and the reduced incidence of social problems while respecting their cultural differences; and (4) submit a report on such study and recommendations to the President, the Congress, and the Governor and legislature of Alaska within 18 months after the first meeting of the Commission. Requires such report to be made available to Alaska Native villages and organizations and the public. Terminates such Commission 180 days after it submits its report.

Authorizes appropriations.