H.R.4734 - To amend the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to include a definition of initial reservation and consultation, and for other purposes.108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. John, Christopher [D-LA-7] (Introduced 06/25/2004)|
|Committees:||House - Resources|
|Latest Action:||07/06/2004 Executive Comment Requested from Interior.|
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Summary: H.R.4734 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/25/2004)
Amends the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to define initial reservation (geographical area) and consultation (with State, local, and tribal governments within 50 miles of land proposed to be taken into trust for a gaming facility).
Revises consultation requirements for an exception to gaming restrictions on certain land. Specifies that the State or local governments or nearby Indians tribes with which the Secretary of the Interior is required to consult on a proposed gaming establishment must have jurisdiction over land located within 50 miles of the land proposed to be taken into trust for the establishment. Declares as a favorable determination alternative to the currently required best interest of the Indian tribe and its members, with no detriment to the surrounding community, that the gaming establishment would not have a negative economic impact on businesses, governments, or Indian tribes within a 50 mile radius of the land proposed to be taken into trust.