H.R.1600: RESPECT 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 Raúl M. Grijalva, D-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 17, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

Requirements, Expectations, and Standard Procedures for Executive Consultation with Tribes Act or the RESPECT Act - Expresses the sense of Congress that consultation with Indian tribes involves more than simply notifying a tribe about a planned undertaking, but entails a process of seeking, discussing, and considering the views of an affected tribe, and, where feasible, working out an agreement with the tribe regarding proposed activities and other matters.

Outlines the consultation procedures which require federal agencies to:

  • have an accountable process to ensure meaningful and timely input by Indian tribes before undertaking any activity that may have substantial direct impacts on the lands or interests of one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the federal government and Indian tribes;
  • consult with Indian tribes concerning all ...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 10, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.
April 17, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.