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Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2015

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Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2015

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A bill to extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe.


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Date Actions Overview
09/10/2015Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Barrasso without amendment. With written report No. 114-141. Additional views filed.
02/11/2015Introduced in Senate

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09/10/2015Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 221.
Action By: Senate
09/10/2015Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Barrasso without amendment. With written report No. 114-141. Additional views filed.
03/18/2015Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
02/11/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S932-933; text of measure as introduced: CR S933-939)
Action By: Senate

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]* 02/11/2015

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Indian Affairs02/11/2015 Referred to
03/18/2015 Markup by
09/10/2015 Reported by S. Rept. 114-141

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Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2015

TITLE I--CHICKAHOMINY INDIAN TRIBE

(Sec. 103) Extends federal recognition to the Chickahominy Tribe. Makes the tribe and its members eligible for all services and benefits provided by the federal government to federally recognized Indian tribes, without regard to the existence of a reservation for the tribe. Establishes the service area of the tribe.

(Sec. 104) Sets forth requirements for the tribe regarding its membership roll, governing documents, and governing body.

(Sec. 106) Requires the Department of the Interior, upon request of the tribe, to take specified lands into trust for the benefit of the tribe, to be considered part of the tribe's reservation.

Prohibits the tribe from conducting gaming activities.

(Sec. 107) Prohibits this Act from affecting the hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering, or water rights of the tribe and its members.

TITLE II--CHICKAHOMINY INDIAN TRIBE--EASTERN DIVISION

(Sec. 203) Extends federal recognition to the the Chickahominy Indian Tribe--Eastern Division. Makes the tribe and its members eligible for all services and benefits provided by the federal government to federally recognized Indian tribes, without regard to the existence of a reservation for the tribe. Establishes the service area of the tribe.

(Sec. 204) Sets forth requirements for the tribe regarding its membership roll, governing documents, and governing body.

(Sec. 206) Requires the Department of the Interior, upon request of the tribe, to take specified lands into trust for the benefit of the tribe, to be considered part of the tribe's reservation.

Prohibits the tribe from conducting gaming activities.

(Sec. 207) Prohibits this Act from affecting the hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering, or water rights of the tribe and its members.

TITLE III--UPPER MATTAPONI TRIBE

(Sec. 303) Extends federal recognition to the Upper Mattaponi Tribe. Makes the tribe and its members eligible for all services and benefits provided by the federal government to federally recognized Indian tribes, without regard to the existence of a reservation for the tribe. Establishes the service area of the tribe.

(Sec. 304) Sets forth requirements for the tribe regarding its membership roll, governing documents, and governing body.

(Sec. 306) Requires the Department of the Interior, upon request of the tribe, to take specified lands into trust for the benefit of the tribe, to be considered part of the tribe's reservation.

Prohibits the tribe from conducting gaming activities.

(Sec. 307) Prohibits this Act from affecting the hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering, or water rights of the tribe and its members.

TITLE IV--RAPPAHANNOCK TRIBE, INC.

(Sec. 403) Extends federal recognition to the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc. Makes the tribe and its members eligible for all services and benefits provided by the federal government to federally recognized Indian tribes, without regard to the existence of a reservation for the tribe. Establishes the service area of the tribe.

(Sec. 404) Sets forth requirements for the tribe regarding its membership roll, governing documents, and governing body.

(Sec. 406) Requires the Department of the Interior, upon request of the tribe, to take specified lands into trust for the benefit of the tribe, to be considered part of the tribe's reservation.

Prohibits the tribe from conducting gaming activities.

(Sec. 407) Prohibits this Act from affecting the hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering, or water rights of the tribe and its members.

TITLE V--MONACAN INDIAN NATION

(Sec. 503) Extends federal recognition to the Monacan Indian Nation. Makes the tribe and its members eligible for all services and benefits provided by the federal government to federally recognized Indian tribes, without regard to the existence of a reservation for the tribe. Establishes the service area of the tribe.

(Sec. 504) Sets forth requirements for the tribe regarding its membership roll, governing documents, and governing body.

(Sec. 506) Requires the Department of the Interior, upon request of the tribe, to take specified lands into trust for the benefit of the tribe, to be considered part of the tribe's reservation.

Prohibits the tribe from conducting gaming activities.

(Sec. 507) Prohibits this Act from affecting the hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering, or water rights of the tribe and its members.

TITLE VI--NANSEMOND INDIAN TRIBE

(Sec. 603) Extends federal recognition to the Nansemond Indian Tribe. Makes the tribe and its members eligible for all services and benefits provided by the federal government to federally recognized Indian tribes, without regard to the existence of a reservation for the tribe. Establishes the service area of the tribe.

(Sec. 604) Sets forth requirements for the tribe regarding its membership roll, governing documents, and governing body.

(Sec. 606) Requires the Department of the Interior, upon request of the tribe, to take specified lands into trust for the benefit of the tribe, to be considered part of the tribe's reservation.

Prohibits the tribe from conducting gaming activities.

(Sec. 607) Prohibits this Act from affecting the hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering, or water rights of the tribe and its members.

TITLE VII--EMINENT DOMAIN

(Sec. 701) Prohibits the use of eminent domain to acquire lands in fee or in trust for an Indian tribe recognized under this Act.