Summary: H.R.2415 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2415. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/07/1985)

Aleutian and Pribilof Islands Restitution Act - Establishes within the Treasury the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands Restitution Fund. Directs the Administrator of the Fund (the Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association) to make restitution for certain Aleut losses sustained in World War II. Requires the Administrator to establish a trust of $5,000,000 and to distribute the accrued interest of such trust for: (1) the benefit of the elderly, disabled, or seriously ill; (2) students in need of scholarship assistance; (3) preservation of Aleut cultural heritage and historical records; (4) the improvement of community centers of affected Aleut villages; and (5) other purposes to improve Aleut life.

Authorizes the Administrator to rebuild and restore churches and church property damaged or destroyed in Aleut villages during World War II.

Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to make payments of $12,000 from the Fund to eligible Aleuts for any uncompensated personal property losses. Provides that such payments shall not be considered income or receipts for purposes of Federal taxes or determining eligibility for Federal benefits or assistance. Authorizes appropriations.

Authorizes and directs the Secretary of the Army to implement a program for the removal and disposal of live ammunition, obsolete buildings, abandoned machinery, and other hazardous debris remaining in populated areas of the lower Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands. Authorizes appropriations

Establishes procedures to provide restitution in the form of monetary compensation to the Aleut people in lieu of a conveyance of Attu Island to the Aleut people.

Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to establish an "Aleut Corporation Property Account" to be available for the purpose of bidding on Federal surplus property. Authorizes the Aleut Corporation to use funds from the account to bid for surplus property.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the Aleut Corporation all right, title, and interest of the United States in the traditional Aleut village site on Attu Island.