H.R.323: Muscogee Nation of Florida Federal Recognition 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 Jeff Miller, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 18, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 31, 2013
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Bill Summary

Muscogee Nation of Florida Federal Recognition Act - Extends federal recognition to the Muscogee Nation of Florida (the Nation), which makes its members eligible for the services and benefits provided to Indians due to their status as members of a federally recognized tribe.

Considers the service area of the Nation, for the purpose of delivering federal services to members, to be: (1) the community of Bruce in Walton County, Florida; and (2) an area in Florida in which members reside that is bordered on the west by the Escambia River and on the east by the St. Marks River.

Requires that the constitution and bylaws of the Nation be the constitution and bylaws of the Nation's Tribal Council dated January 21, 2001 (including amendments). Instructs the Secretary of the Interior, upon receipt of a written request of the Tribal Council, to hold a referendum for members to adopt a new constitution and bylaws.

Specifies the role and duties of the Tribal Council. (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 31, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.
Jan. 18, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.