Summary: H.R.4068 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (09/23/1998)

Amends Federal law to authorize leases granted on lands held in trust for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and on the Cabazon Indian Reservation in California to be for terms of up to 99 years.

Requires the Secretary of the Interior to extend the terms of specified Indian health care demonstration projects at the Oklahoma City and Tulsa clinics in Oklahoma through FY 2002. Amends the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to extend the authorization of appropriations for such projects through FY 2002.

Amends the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Restoration Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to accept additional Oregon lands in trust for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians for a reservation.

Includes certain counties in Oregon in the service area of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians for purposes of determining eligibility for Federal assistance programs.

Authorizes the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Minnesota to convey to a buyer, without further U.S. approval, all Community interest in specified real property in Redwood County, Minnesota.

Amends the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Recognition Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to accept title to 2,000 acres (and permits the Secretary to accept title to additional acres) of real property located in the Umpqua River watershed upstream from Scottsburg, Oregon, or the northern slope of the Rogue River watershed upstream from Agness, Oregon, if transferred to the United States by or on behalf of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe and to place such land in trust for the Tribe. Incorporates such land into the Tribe's reservation.

Amends the Jicarilla Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act to extend until December 31, 2000, the date by which two partial final decrees concerning water rights must be entered in order to prevent the termination of the Jicarilla Apache Water Resources Development Trust Fund. Approves a water rights stipulation and settlement agreement between such Tribe and other parties.

Amends the San Luis Rey Indian Water Rights Settlement Act to authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to disburse a specified amount of funds, from interest earned by the San Luis Rey Tribal Development Fund and prior to completion of the final settlement of the water rights dispute, for economic development of the La Jolla, Rincon, San Pasqual, Pauma, and Pala Bands of Mission Indians in San Diego County, California.

Amends the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act to revise conditions pertaining to Native Hawaiian health scholarships.

Amends the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1996 to: (1) repeal a provision setting forth certain use restrictions relating to a service facility of the Ketchikan Indian Corporation; and (2) revise a provision authorizing the conveyance of certain property to the Corporation to allow the sale of such property.