S.1047 - Lumbee Recognition Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC] (Introduced 05/04/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Indian Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/04/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1047 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/04/2017)
Lumbee Recognition Act
This bill amends the Act of June 7, 1956, to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and make its members eligible for the services and benefits provided to members of federally recognized tribes.
Members of the tribe residing in Robeson, Cumberland, Hoke, and Scotland Counties in North Carolina are deemed to be within the delivery area for such services.
The Deparment of Health and Human Services must develop, in consultation with the tribe, a determination of needs to provide the services for which members of the tribe are eligible.
The Department of the Interior may take land into trust for the tribe.
Gaming is allowed on land taken into trust for the tribe.
North Carolina must exercise jurisdiction over all criminal offenses committed, and all civil actions that arise, on North Carolina lands owned by, or held in trust for, the Lumbee Tribe or any dependent Indian community of the tribe unless jurisdiction is transferred to the United States pursuant to an agreement between the tribe and the state.