S.35 - Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 01/06/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Indian Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 114-139|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/10/2015 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 219. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.35 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate without amendment (09/10/2015)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)
Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2015
(Sec. 4) Extends federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana.
(Sec. 5) Makes the Tribe and each member eligible for all services and benefits provided by the United States to Indians and federally recognized Indian tribes, without regard to the existence of a reservation for the Tribe or the location of the residence of any member on or near an Indian reservation. Considers the federal service area of the Tribe to be the area comprised of Blaine, Cascade, Glacier, and Hill Counties, Montana.
(Sec. 7) Directs the Tribe, as a condition of receiving recognition, services, and benefits pursuant to this Act, to submit to the Department of the Interior a membership roll consisting of the name of each individual enrolled as a member of the Tribe. Requires the Tribe to maintain such membership roll.
(Sec. 8) Directs Interior to acquire, for the benefit of the Tribe, trust title to 200 acres of land within the Tribe's service area to be used for a tribal land base. Allows Interior to acquire additional land for the benefit of the Tribe.