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H.R.1548: Native American Energy Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about native americans
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Sponsor Don Young, R-Alaska
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 12, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 12, 2013
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Bill Summary

Native American Energy Act - (Sec. 3) Amends the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to allow the Secretary of the Interior, an affected Indian tribe, or a certified third-party appraiser under contract with the Indian tribe to appraise Indian land or trust assets involved in a transaction requiring the Secretary's approval.

Deems an appraisal that is conducted by an Indian tribe or by an appraiser under contract with an Indian tribe to be approved if the Secretary does not approve or disapprove of the appraisal within 60 days of receiving it.

Gives tribes the option of waiving such appraisals if they give the Secretary an unambiguous indication of tribal intent to do so that includes an express waiver of any claims they might have against the United States that result from forgoing the appraisal.

(Sec. 4) Requires each agency within the Department of the Interior involved in the review of oil and gas activities on Indian lands to use a uniform system of reference num...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 12, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 189.
Nov. 12, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-263.
June 12, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 15.
June 12, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 12, 2013 Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Discharged.
June 12, 2013 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
June 12, 2013 Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Discharged.
April 26, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
April 12, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.