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Introduced in Senate (06/29/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1492


To establish a Regional Corporation for Natives who are non-residents of Alaska, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 29, 2017

Ms. Murkowski (for herself and Mr. Sullivan) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To establish a Regional Corporation for Natives who are non-residents of Alaska, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “ANCSA Thirteenth Regional Corporation Reincorporation Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. 13th Regional Corporation.

(a) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) NATIVE.—The term “Native” has the meaning given the term in section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1602).

(2) REGIONAL CORPORATION.—The term “Regional Corporation” has the meaning given the term in section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1602).

(3) SECRETARY.—The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior.

(b) Authorization.—A Regional Corporation for Natives who are non-residents of Alaska may be established for the thirteenth region in accordance with section 7(c) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1606(c)).

(c) Meeting.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Subject to paragraph (2), as soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall convene a meeting of the shareholders of the Regional Corporation established pursuant to section 7(c) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1606(c)) for the purpose of the election of a board of directors.

(2) NOTICE REQUIREMENT.—In advance of the meeting under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall notify the roll of current shareholders of the Regional Corporation (as determined under section 5(b) of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1604(b)) of the time and place of the meeting.


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