Text: H.R.1226 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[H.R. 1226 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1226

  To clarify the rights of Indians and Indian tribes on Indian lands 
                under the National Labor Relations Act.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 15, 2013

Mrs. Noem (for herself, Mr. Kline, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Cole, and 
 Mr. Calvert) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                Committee on Education and the Workforce

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                                 A BILL


 
  To clarify the rights of Indians and Indian tribes on Indian lands 
                under the National Labor Relations Act.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 
2013''.

SEC. 2. DEFINITION OF EMPLOYER.

    Section 2 of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 152) is 
amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``or any enterprise or 
        institution owned and operated by an Indian tribe and located 
        on its Indian lands,'' after ``subdivision thereof''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(15) The term `Indian tribe' means any Indian tribe, 
        band, nation, pueblo, or other organized group or community 
        which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and 
        services provided by the United States to Indians because of 
        their status as Indians.
            ``(16) The term `Indian' means any individual who is a 
        member of an Indian tribe.
            ``(17) The term `Indian lands' means--
                    ``(A) all lands within the limits of any Indian 
                reservation;
                    ``(B) any lands title to which is either held in 
                trust by the United States for the benefit of any 
                Indian tribe or individual or held by any Indian tribe 
                or individual subject to restriction by the United 
                States against alienation; and
                    ``(C) any lands in the State of Oklahoma that are 
                within the boundaries of a former reservation (as 
                defined by the Secretary of the Interior) of a 
                federally recognized Indian tribe.''.
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