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Public Law No: 109-373 (11/27/2006)

 
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Public Law 109-373
109th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To revise a provision relating to a repayment obligation of the Fort 
 McDowell Yavapai Nation under the Fort McDowell Indian Community Water 
Rights Settlement Act of 1990, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Nov. 27, 
                          2006 -  [S. 2464]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Fort McDowell 
Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Revision Act of 2006.>> 

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Fort McDowell Indian Community Water 
Rights Settlement Revision Act of 2006''.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
            (1) Fort mcdowell water rights settlement act.--The term 
        ``Fort McDowell Water Rights Settlement Act'' means the Fort 
        McDowell Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Act of 1990 
        (Public Law 101-628; 104 Stat. 4480).
            (2) Nation.--The term ``Nation'' means the Fort McDowell 
        Yavapai Nation, formerly known as the ``Fort McDowell Indian 
        Community''.
            (3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior.

SEC. 3. CANCELLATION OF REPAYMENT OBLIGATION.

    (a) Cancellation of Obligation.--The obligation of the Nation to 
repay the loan made under section 408(e) of the Fort McDowell Water 
Rights Settlement Act (104 Stat. 4489) is cancelled.
    (b) Effect of Act.--
            (1) Rights of nation under fort mcdowell water rights 
        settlement act.--
                    (A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph 
                (B), nothing in this Act alters or affects any right of 
                the Nation under the Fort McDowell Water Rights 
                Settlement Act.
                    (B) Exception.--The cancellation of the repayment 
                obligation under subsection (a) shall be considered--
                          (i) to fulfill all conditions required to 
                      achieve the full and final implementation of the 
                      Fort McDowell Water Rights Settlement Act; and
                          (ii) to relieve the Secretary of any 
                      responsibility or obligation to obtain mitigation 
                      property or develop additional farm acreage under 
                      section 410 the Fort McDowell Water Rights 
                      Settlement Act (104 Stat. 4490).

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            (2) Eligibility for services and benefits.--Nothing in this 
        Act alters or affects the eligibility of the Nation or any 
        member of the Nation for any service or benefit provided by the 
        Federal Government to federally recognized Indian tribes or 
        members of such Indian tribes.

    Approved November 27, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 2464:
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 109-284 (Comm. on Indian Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 152 (2006):
            Sept. 13, considered and passed Senate.
            Sept. 28, considered and passed House.

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