S.2795 - Western Shoshone Claims Distribution Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Reid, Harry [D-NV] (Introduced 06/27/2000)|
|Committees:||Senate - Indian Affairs|
|Latest Action:||06/27/2000 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S5886-5887) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2795 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Western Shoshone Claims Distribution Act - Provides for the distribution of specified funds appropriated in satisfaction of an award granted to the Western Shoshone Indians in Docket Number 326-K before the Indian Claims Commission to U.S. citizens who have at least 1/4 Western Shoshone blood and who are enrolled on a Western Shoshone Judgment Roll to be established by the Secretary of the Interior.
Introduced in Senate (06/27/2000)
Requires that such funds and specified funds appropriated in satisfaction of the awards granted to such Indians in Docket Numbers 326-A-1 and 326-A-3 before the U.S. Court of Claims be credited to and distributed from a Western Shoshone Educational Trust Fund to be established by the Secretary for educational and other grants and other forms of assistance to individual Western Shoshone members and to pay reasonable and necessary expenses of an Administrative Committee established by this Act to oversee the distribution of such education grants.