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H.R.4350: Northern Cheyenne Lands Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about native americans
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Sponsor Steve Daines, R-Mont.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 1, 2014
Latest Major Action Sept. 15, 2014
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Bill Summary

Northern Cheyenne Lands Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to take approximately 1,568 acres of land in Montana into trust for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.

Requires Great Northern Properties to convey to the Tribe its coal and iron ore mineral interests underlying the land on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in exchange for U.S. coal mineral interests underlying the land referred to as Bull Mountains and East Fork. Sets forth conditions on the conveyance to Great Northern Properties.

Directs the Secretary to ensure that the deed for those federal coal mineral interests includes a covenant that precludes surface mining of the coal unless certain conditions are met.

Prohibits Montana from taxing the mineral interests this Act conveys to the Tribe.

Sets forth conditions regarding waiver of claims by the Tribe and Great Northern Properties.

Requires the Northern Cheyenne Trust Fund to be transferred to the Tribe in exchange for the Tr...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 15, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 444.
Sept. 15, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-597.
May 29, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
May 29, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 29, 2014 Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Discharged.
May 29, 2014 Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Discharged.
May 7, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 4, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
April 4, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.
April 1, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.