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[113th Congress Public Law 134]
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Public Law 113-134
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the 
   United States to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, and for other 
            purposes. <<NOTE: July 25, 2014 -  [H.R. 507]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Pascua Yaqui 
Tribe Trust Land Act.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act''.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    For the purposes of this Act, the following definitions apply:
            (1) District.--The term ``District'' means the Tucson 
        Unified School District, a school district recognized as such 
        under the laws of the State of Arizona.
            (2) Map.--The term ``map'' means the map titled ``PYT Land 
        Department'' and dated January 15, 2013.
            (3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of the Interior.
            (4) Tribe.--The term ``Tribe'' means the Pascua Yaqui Tribe 
        of Arizona, a federally recognized Indian tribe.
SEC. 3. LANDS TO BE HELD IN TRUST.

    (a) Parcel A.--Subject to subsection (c) and to valid existing 
rights, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to 
the approximately 10 acres of Federal lands generally depicted on the 
map as Parcel A are declared to be held in trust by the United States 
for the benefit of the Tribe.
    (b) Parcel B.--Subject to subsection (c) and valid existing rights, 
all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the 
approximately 10 acres of Federal lands generally depicted on the map as 
Parcel B are declared to be held in trust by the United States for the 
benefit of the Tribe.
    (c) Effective Date.--Subsections (a) and (b) shall take effect on 
the day after the date on which--
            (1) the District relinquishes all right, title, and interest 
        of the District in and to the land described in subsection (b); 
        and
            (2) the Secretary (or a delegate of the Secretary) approves 
        and records the lease agreement between the Tribe and the 
        District for the construction and operation of a regional 
        transportation facility located on the restricted Indian land of 
        the Tribe in accordance with the requirements of the first 
        section of the Act entitled ``An Act to authorize the leasing of 
        restricted Indian lands for public, religious, educational,

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        recreational, residential, business, and other purposes 
        requiring the grant of long-term leases'', approved August 9, 
        1955 (25 U.S.C. 415), and part 162 of title 25, Code of Federal 
        Regulations (including successor regulations).
SEC. 4. GAMING PROHIBITION.

    The Tribe may not conduct gaming activities on the lands held in 
trust under this Act, as a matter of claimed inherent authority, or 
under the authority of any Federal law, including the Indian Gaming 
Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) or under any regulations 
thereunder promulgated by the Secretary or the National Indian Gaming 
Commission.
SEC. 5. WATER RIGHTS.

    (a) In General.--There shall not be Federal reserved rights to 
surface water or groundwater for any land taken into trust by the United 
States for the benefit of the Tribe under this Act.
    (b) State Water Rights.--The Tribe retains any right or claim to 
water under State law for any land taken into trust by the United States 
for the benefit of the Tribe under this Act.
    (c) Forfeiture or Abandonment.--Any water rights that are 
appurtenant to land taken into trust by the United States for the 
benefit of the Tribe under this Act may not be forfeited or abandoned.
    (d) Administration.--Nothing in this Act affects or modifies any 
right of the Tribe or any obligation of the United States under Public 
Law 95-375 (25 U.S.C. 1300f et seq.).

    Approved July 25, 2014.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 507:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-27 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 113-148 (Comm. on Energy and Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 159 (2013):
                                    May 6, considered and passed House.
                                                        Vol. 160 (2014):
                                    July 9, considered and passed 
                                        Senate.

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