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Referred in Senate (11/16/2005)

 
[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
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[H.R. 3507 Referred in Senate (RFS)]


109th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3507


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           November 16, 2005

   Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
                           Natural Resources

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                                 AN ACT


 
To transfer certain land in Riverside County, California, and San Diego 
 County, California, from the Bureau of Land Management to the United 
  States to be held in trust for the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission 
                    Indians, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission 
Indians Land Transfer Act of 2005''.

SEC. 2. TRANSFER OF LAND IN TRUST FOR PECHANGA BAND OF LUISENO MISSION 
              INDIANS.

    (a) Transfer and Administration.--
            (1) Transfer.--Effective on the date of the enactment of 
        this Act and subject to valid existing rights, all right, 
        title, and interest of the United States in and to the Federal 
        lands described in subsection (b), including all improvements 
        thereon, appurtenances thereto, and rights to all minerals 
        thereon or therein, including oil and gas, water, and related 
        resources, shall be held by the United States in trust for the 
        Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians, a federally 
        recognized Indian tribe.
            (2) Administration.--The transferred land shall be declared 
        part of the Pechanga Indian Reservation and administered in 
        accordance with--
                    (A) the laws and regulations generally applicable 
                to property held in trust by the United States for an 
                Indian tribe; and
                    (B) a memorandum of understanding entered into 
                between the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians 
                and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
    (b) Description of Land.--The lands referred to in subsection (a) 
consist of approximately 990.74 acres in Riverside County, California, 
and San Diego County, California, as referenced on the map titled, 
``H.R. 4908, Pechanga Land Transfer Act'' and dated September 13, 2004, 
which, before the transfer under such subsection, were administered by 
the Bureau of Land Management and are more particularly described as 
follows:
            (1) Sections 29, 30, and 32 of township 8 south, range 2 
        west, San Bernardino base and meridian.
            (2) Section 6 of township 9 south, range 2 west, San 
        Bernardino base and meridian.
            (3) Mineral Survey 3540, section 22 of township 5 south, 
        range 4 west, San Bernardino base and meridian.
    (c) Survey.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Office of Cadastral Survey of the Bureau of 
Land Management shall complete a survey of the lands transferred under 
subsection (a) for the purpose of establishing the boundaries of the 
lands.
    (d) Map on File.--The map referred to in subsection (b) shall be on 
file in the appropriate offices of the Bureau of Land Management.
    (e) Legal Descriptions.--
            (1) Publication.--On approval of the survey completed under 
        subsection (c) by the duly elected tribal council of the 
        Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians, the Secretary of the 
        Interior shall publish in the Federal Register--
                    (A) a legal description of the boundary lines; and
                    (B) legal description of the lands transferred 
                under subsection (a).
            (2) Effect.--Beginning on the date on which the legal 
        descriptions are published under paragraph (1), such legal 
        descriptions shall be the official legal descriptions of the 
        boundary lines and the lands transferred under subsection (a).
    (f) Rules of Construction.--Nothing in this Act shall--
            (1) enlarge, impair, or otherwise affect any right or claim 
        of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians to any land or 
        interest in land that is in existence before the date of the 
        enactment of this Act; or
            (2) affect any water right of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno 
        Mission Indians in existence before the date of the enactment 
        of this Act.
    (g) Restricted Use of Transferred Lands.--The lands transferred 
under subsection (a) may be used only for the protection, preservation, 
and maintenance of the archaeological, cultural, and wildlife resources 
thereon.

            Passed the House of Representatives November 15, 2005.

            Attest:

                                                 JEFF TRANDAHL,

                                                                 Clerk.

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