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Reported to House amended (04/13/1976)

(Reported to House from the Committee on the Judiciary with amendment, H. Rept. 94-1038)

Indian Crimes Act - Stipulates that Indians committing specified crimes within Indian country shall be subject to the same laws and penalties as all other persons committing such crimes within the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States, except that any such offenses not defined and punishable by Federal law shall be defined and punished by the laws of the State in which such offense was committed.

Provides that any person committing assault resulting in serious bodily injury within the maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States shall be fined not more than $10,000, or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

Adds kidnapping to the list of crimes covered under the Indian Major Crimes Act.

Provides that all Indians committing any offense punishable under provisions of title 18, United States Code, relating to offenses committed within Indian country of such title shall be tried in the same courts and in the same manner as are all other persons committing such offense within the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States.