Summary: S.1925 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (04/02/1998)

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.

Makes technical amendments to specified laws relating to Native Americans.

Exempts from Federal and State taxation funds distributed pursuant to the judgment in Jesse Short et al. v. United States or any other judgment of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in favor of individual Indians and provides that such funds shall not be considered as resources for purposes of reducing benefits under the Social Security Act or, except for per capita shares exceeding $2,000, any Federal program.

Authorizes any funds provided to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska for any of FY 1992 through 1998 pursuant to a self-determination contract to carry out Indian Health Service programs to be used by the Tribe to purchase or build health service facilities.

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.

Amends the Michigan Indian Land Claims Settlement Act to exempt all funds distributed under such Act from Federal or State income taxes.

Amends the Jicarilla Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act to approve a specified transfer of water rights between the Jicarilla Apache Tribe and other parties.

Amends the Native Hawaiian Health Care Act of 1988 to revise conditions pertaining to Native Hawaiian health scholarships.