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Reported to House amended (10/30/2001)

Allows any restricted lands on the reservation of, and held in trust for, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon to be leased by the Indian owners, with the Secretary of the Interior's approval, for terms of not to exceed 99 years for public, religious, educational, recreational, residential, business, or certain other purposes.

Approves and ratifies the use of tribal lands, resources, and other assets for economic development as described in the Long-Term Global Settlement and Compensation Agreement between the Department of the Interior, the Tribes, and the Portland General Electric Company. Approves the authorization, execution, and delivery of such Agreement.

Deems the Secretary of the Interior to have the authority to approve the Agreement and to implement the provisions under which the Secretary has obligations as a party. Provides that any agreements approved by the Secretary prior to or after the enactment of this Act under such authority shall not require congressional approval or ratification to be valid and binding.

Provides that this Act shall take effect as of April 12, 2000.