H.R.3604 - Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] (Introduced 12/07/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||12/16/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3604 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/07/2011)
Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity Act - Amends provisions of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) that allow certain Alaska Native Vietnam veterans to file for allotments of up to two parcels of federal land totaling up to 160 acres.
Eliminates the requirement that limits the allotments to lands that were vacant, unappropriated, and unreserved on the date when the person eligible for the allotment first used and occupied them. Allows allotments to be selected from vacant federal lands or lands that have been selected or conveyed to the state of Alaska or a Native Corporation, if the state or Corporation voluntarily relinquishes or conveys the land to the United States for allotment.
Limits the prohibition against conveying allotments to: (1) lands in the right-of-way granted for the TransAlaska Pipeline, or (2) the inner or outer corridor of that right-of-way withdrawal.
Limits the eligibility for allotments to veterans who served between August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975. Allows an heir to apply for and receive the allotment.
Allows a Native Corporation to select an equal amount of acres of appropriate federal land in Alaska to replace lands voluntarily relinquished or conveyed to the United States for allotment.
Permits any person who made an allotment selection under ANCSA before this Act's enactment to withdraw it and reselect lands if those originally selected were not conveyed to that person before this Act's enactment.