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Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017

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Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017

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Short Titles as Passed Senate

Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

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.


Actions Overview (7)

Date Actions Overview
01/29/2018Became Public Law No: 115-121. (TXT | PDF)
01/29/2018Signed by President.
01/17/2018Presented to President.
01/11/2018Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
01/11/2018Senate Committee on Indian Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S153)
05/17/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H4251-4257)
02/07/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (18)

Date Chamber All Actions
01/29/2018Became Public Law No: 115-121. (TXT | PDF)
01/29/2018Signed by President.
01/17/2018HousePresented to President.
01/12/2018SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
01/11/2018SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
01/11/2018SenateSenate Committee on Indian Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S153)
09/13/2017SenateCommittee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
05/18/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
05/17/2017-3:16pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/17/2017-3:16pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4251-4257)
05/17/2017-3:15pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4266)
05/17/2017-2:47pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
05/17/2017-2:31pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 984.
05/17/2017-2:31pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4251-4259)
05/17/2017-2:30pmHouseMr. Wittman moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
02/23/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
02/07/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
02/07/2017HouseIntroduced in House

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Natural Resources02/07/2017 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs02/23/2017 Referred to
Senate Indian Affairs05/18/2017 Referred to
09/13/2017 Markup by
01/11/2018 Discharged from

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Public Law No: 115-121 (01/29/2018)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.)

Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017

TITLE I--CHICKAHOMINY INDIAN TRIBE

(Sec. 103) This bill extends federal recognition to the Chickahominy Tribe. The tribe and its members are made eligible for the services and benefits provided by the federal government to federally recognized Indian tribes, without regard to the existence of a reservation for the tribe. The bill establishes the service area of the tribe.

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

(Sec. 106) The Department of the Interior, upon the request of the tribe, must take certain land owned by the tribe in Virginia into trust for the benefit of the tribe, to be considered part of the tribe's reservation.

The bill prohibits the tribe from conducting gaming activities.

(Sec. 107) The bill does not affect the hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering, or water rights of the tribe or its members.

TITLE II--CHICKAHOMINY INDIAN TRIBE--EASTERN DIVISION

(Sec. 203) This bill extends federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe--Eastern Division. The tribe and its members are made eligible for the services and benefits provided by the federal government to federally recognized tribes, without regard to the existence of a reservation for the tribe. The bill establishes the service area of the tribe.

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

(Sec. 206) The Department of the Interior, upon the request of the tribe, must take certain land owned by the tribe in Virginia into trust for the benefit of the tribe, to be considered part of the tribe's reservation.

The bill prohibits the tribe from conducting gaming activities.

(Sec. 207) The bill does not affect the hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering, or water rights of the tribe or its members.

TITLE III--UPPER MATTAPONI TRIBE

(Sec. 303) This bill extends federal recognition to the Upper Mattaponi Tribe. The tribe and its members are made eligible for the services and benefits provided by the federal government to federally recognized tribes, without regard to the existence of a reservation for the tribe. The bill establishes the service area of the tribe.

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

(Sec. 306) The Department of the Interior, upon the request of the tribe, must take certain land owned by the tribe in Virginia into trust for the benefit of the tribe, to be considered part of the tribe's reservation.

The bill prohibits the tribe from conducting gaming activities.

(Sec. 307) The bill does not affect the hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering, or water rights of the tribe or its members.

TITLE IV--RAPPAHANNOCK TRIBE, INC.

(Sec. 403) This bill extends federal recognition to the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc. The tribe and its members are made eligible for the services and benefits provided by the federal government to federally recognized tribes, without regard to the existence of a reservation for the tribe. The bill establishes the service area of the tribe.

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

(Sec. 406) The Department of the Interior, upon the request of the tribe, must take certain land owned by the tribe in Virginia into trust for the benefit of the tribe, to be considered part of the tribe's reservation.

The bill prohibits the tribe from conducting gaming activities.

(Sec. 407) The bill does not affect the hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering, or water rights of the tribe or its members.

TITLE V--MONACAN INDIAN NATION

(Sec. 503) This bill extends federal recognition to the Monacan Indian Nation. The tribe and its members are made eligible for the services and benefits provided by the federal government to federally recognized tribes, without regard to the existence of a reservation for the tribe. The bill establishes the service area of the tribe.

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

(Sec. 506) The Department of the Interior, upon the request of the tribe, must take certain land owned by the tribe in Virginia into trust for the benefit of the tribe, to be considered part of the tribe's reservation.

The bill prohibits the tribe from conducting gaming activities.

(Sec. 507) The bill does not affect the hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering, or water rights of the tribe or its members.

TITLE VI--NANSEMOND INDIAN TRIBE

(Sec. 603) This bill extends federal recognition to the Nansemond Indian Tribe. The tribe and its members are made eligible for the services and benefits provided by the federal government to federally recognized tribes, without regard to the existence of a reservation for the tribe. The bill establishes the service area of the tribe.

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

(Sec. 606) The Department of the Interior, upon the request of the tribe, must take certain land owned by the tribe in Virginia into trust for the benefit of the tribe, to be considered part of the tribe's reservation.

The bill prohibits the tribe from conducting gaming activities.

(Sec. 607) The bill does not affect the hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering, or water rights of the tribe or its members.

TITLE VII--EMINENT DOMAIN

(Sec. 701) Eminent domain may not be used to acquire lands for a tribe recognized under this bill.