Summary: S.2480 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (08/26/2014)

Nevada Native Nations Land Act -Title I: Elko Motocross Land Conveyance - (Sec. 102) Directs the Secretary of the Interior to convey to Elko County, Nevada, without consideration, approximately 275 acres of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District, Nevada. Requires the land conveyed to be used only: (1) as a motocross, bicycle, off-highway vehicle, or stock car racing area; or (2) for any other public purpose consistent with the Recreation and Public Purposes Act.

Title II: Conveyance of Land to Indian Tribes - (Sec. 201) Holds in trust the following lands:

  • for the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada (the Elko Band), approximately 373 acres of BLM land;
  • for the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, approximately 19,094 acres of BLM land;
  • for the Shoshone Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, approximately 82 acres of Forest Service land;
  • for the Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, approximately 941 acres of BLM land;
  • for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, approximately 13,434 acres of BLM land; and
  • for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, approximately 11,719 acres of BLM land.

Makes the lands held for the Tribes part of their respective Reservations.

(Sec. 202) Requires the Secretary of the Interior to complete a survey to establish boundary lines of the land taken into trust for each Indian tribe.

Restricts gaming on lands held in trust under this Act.

Permits the Secretary, in consultation with the applicable Indian tribe, to carry out any fuel reduction and other landscape restoration activities (including restoration of the sage grouse habitat) on the land that is beneficial to the tribe and BLM.