H.R.2718: American Indian Empowerment Act of 2013

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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 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced July 17, 2013
Latest Major Action July 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

American Indian Empowerment Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of the Interior to transfer land the federal government holds in trust for a federally recognized Indian tribe to such tribe as restricted fee tribal land, subject to a restriction against alienation and taxation, after receiving the Indian tribe's request for such transfer. (Restricted fee tribal land is land to which a tribe holds legal title, but which carries legal restrictions against alienation or encumbrance.)

Allows Indian tribes to lease, or grant an easement or right-of-way on, restricted fee tribal land for any period of time without the Secretary's review and approval.

Gives the laws of a federally recognized Indian tribe that establish a system of land tenure governing the use of the land the tribe holds precedence over any federal law or regulation governing the use of such land, excepting a federal restriction against its alienation and taxation.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.
July 17, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.