Summary: H.R.1578 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/09/1995)

Indian Gaming Regulatory Act Amendments of 1995 - Amends the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to revise specified definitions and define "compact" and "management contract."

Revises provisions regarding powers of the National Indian Gaming Commission and its Chairman.

Repeals the Secretary of the Interior's interim gaming regulatory authority.

Authorizes tribes to request a State to enter into class III gaming compact negotiations. Sets forth related provisions, including a State's right not to assume tribal gaming responsibilities.

Authorizes the Commission to assess gaming operations for reasonable regulatory costs.

Eliminates the requirement of gubernatorial concurrence with regard to gaming on after-acquired lands.

Grants Federal tax-exempt status to tribally owned or chartered gaming operations.

Provides for the lawfulness of specified class III gaming activities.