Summary: S.1345 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (07/11/2011)

Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Grand Coulee Dam Equitable Compensation Settlement Act - Establishes the Spokane Tribe of Indians Settlement Fund.

Requires the payment of compensation to the Spokane Business Council for the use of tribal lands for the generation of hydropower from the Grand Coulee Dam.

Requires the use of such funds, in part, for a Cultural Resource Repository and Interpretive Center concerning the culture and history of the Spokane Tribe.

Directs the Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration to make specified settlement payments to the Tribe.

Allows payments made to the Spokane Business Council or Tribe to be used or invested by the Business Council in the same manner and for the same purposes as other Spokane Tribal governmental funds.

Confirms the Secretary of the Interior's delegation of authority to the Tribe over land located within the exterior boundaries of the Spokane Indian Reservation.

Provides that the Secretary's delegation of authority over such lands and the payments by the Secretary and the Administrator constitute full satisfaction of the claim of the Spokane Tribe to a fair share of the annual hydropower revenues generated by the Grand Coulee Dam project for the past and continued use of the Tribe's land to produce hydropower at Grand Coulee Dam.