H.R.992 - To provide grants to local governments to assist such local governments in participating in certain decisions related to certain Indian groups and Indian tribes.107th Congress (2001-2002)
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Introduced in House (03/13/2001)
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to provide grants to assist local governments in participating in decisions related to the following actions if such actions are likely to significantly affect the people represented by such governments and to reimburse such governments for participation costs incurred: (1) an Indian group is seeking Federal recognition and is likely to assert trust status over land within the government's jurisdiction; (2) an acknowledged Indian tribe is requesting such trust status; (3) an Indian group or tribe is claiming interest in land based on a law specifically applicable to land or natural resource transfers from, by, or on behalf of Indians.