S.304 - A bill to hold a parcel of land in trust for the Burns Paiute Tribe.98th Congress (1983-1984)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Hatfield, Mark O. [R-OR] (Introduced 01/31/1983)|
|Committees:||Senate - Indian Affairs | House - Interior and Insular Affairs|
|Latest Action:||05/02/1983 Became Public Law No: 98-25. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.304 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/31/1983)
Provides for the designation of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon as the beneficiary of a specified public domain allotment.
Provides that all interests in public domain allotments in Harney County, Oregon, held by Indian allottees who die intestate and without heirs, shall be held in trust for the benefit of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon and added to the Burns Paiute Indian Reservation.
Amends the Act of November 24, 1942 to increase from $2,000 to $50,000 the upper threshold value of certain land interests of intestate Indians without heirs which will escheat to the United States as trustee. (Estates valued below the threshold are held for needy Indians designated by the Secretary of the Interior; those above the threshold are held for whichever Indians Congress chooses to designate.)