S.1739 - Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Judgment Fund Distribution Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN] (Introduced 10/19/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Indian Affairs|
|Latest Action:||02/02/2012 Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 112-626.|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.1272, which became Public Law 112-179 on 10/5/2012.|
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Summary: S.1739 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/19/2011)
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Judgment Fund Distribution Act of 2011 - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to reimburse the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe for the amount, plus interest, that the Tribe contributed for the distribution of judgment funds and the payment of attorneys' fees and litigation expenses associated with the litigation of Docket No. 19 and Docket No. 188 before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Requires that the Tribe's claim for reimbursement of expended funds be certified by the Tribe as being unreimbursed to it from other funding sources.
Requires the Tribe to provide the Secretary with updated membership rolls for the Boise Forte Band, Fond du Lac Band, Grand Portage Band, Leech Lake Band, Mille Lacs Band, and White Earth Band of the Tribe.
Directs the Secretary to set aside a specified amount of the judgment funds for distribution to each member enrolled with each Band and then divide the remaining funds into equal shares for each Band.