Summary: S.1291 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate without amendment (07/29/2005)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Pascua Yaqui Mineral Rights Act of 2005 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior, in coordination with the Attorney General and with the consent of the state of Arizona, to acquire all subsurface rights, title, and interests (including subsurface mineral interests) held by the state in specified tribally-owned parcels and in specified parcels held in trust for the benefit of the Tribe. Requires the Secretary to pay the state, as consideration for the acquisition of subsurface mineral interests, an amount equal to their market value.

Directs the Secretary to take into trust for the benefit of the Tribe the subsurface rights, title, and interests, formerly reserved to the United States, to other specified parcels. Requires the Tribe to pay to the Secretary only the transaction costs relating to the assessment, review, and transfer of the subsurface rights, title, and interests taken into trust.