H.R.215 - American Indian Empowerment Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] (Introduced 01/03/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/25/2017 Subcommittee Hearings Held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.215 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/03/2017)
American Indian Empowerment Act of 2017
This bill requires the Department of the Interior, upon the request of an Indian tribe, to transfer land held in trust for the tribe to the tribe as restricted fee tribal land. (Restricted fee tribal land is land that is owned by a tribe and has restrictions against alienation and taxation.)
Tribes may lease, or grant an easement or right-of-way on, restricted fee land for any period of time without Interior's review and approval.
Tribal laws that establish a system of land tenure governing the use of restricted fee land have precedence over federal laws and regulations governing the use of such land, except the restriction against the land's alienation and taxation.