H.R.2718 - American Indian Empowerment Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] (Introduced 07/17/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||07/25/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2718 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/17/2013)
American Indian Empowerment Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of the Interior to transfer land the federal government holds in trust for a federally recognized Indian tribe to such tribe as restricted fee tribal land, subject to a restriction against alienation and taxation, after receiving the Indian tribe's request for such transfer. (Restricted fee tribal land is land to which a tribe holds legal title, but which carries legal restrictions against alienation or encumbrance.)
Allows Indian tribes to lease, or grant an easement or right-of-way on, restricted fee tribal land for any period of time without the Secretary's review and approval.
Gives the laws of a federally recognized Indian tribe that establish a system of land tenure governing the use of the land the tribe holds precedence over any federal law or regulation governing the use of such land, excepting a federal restriction against its alienation and taxation.