Summary: S.279 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 109-133 (12/20/2005)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed in the Senate on July 26, 2005. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Amends the Pueblo Lands Act of 1924 to allocate jurisdiction over offenses committed anywhere within the exterior boundaries of any grant from a prior sovereign to a Pueblo Indian tribe of New Mexico to: (1) the Pueblo for any offense committed by a member of the Pueblo or an Indian or by any other Indian-owned entity; (2) the United States for any specified federal offense that is committed by or against an Indian or any Indian-owned entity, or that involves any Indian property or interest; and (3) the state of New Mexico for any offense committed by a person who is not a member of a Pueblo or an Indian, which offense is not subject to U.S. jurisdiction.