H.R.3507 - Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Land Transfer Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] (Introduced 07/28/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Resources | Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/29/2006 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 109th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 3507 Referred in Senate (RFS)] 109th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3507 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES November 16, 2005 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources _______________________________________________________________________ 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.