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S.1132: Lumbee Recognition Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about native americans
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Sponsor Richard M. Burr, R-N.C.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced June 11, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 30, 2013
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Bill Summary

Lumbee Recognition Act - Extends federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, which makes its members eligible for the services and benefits provided to Indians because of their status as members of a federally recognized tribe.

Deems members of the Tribe residing in Robeson, Cumberland, Hoke, and Scotland Counties in North Carolina to be within the delivery area for such services.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for the Tribe.

Prohibits the Tribe from conducting gaming activities.

Requires North Carolina to exercise jurisdiction over all criminal offenses committed, and all civil actions that arise, on North Carolina lands owned by, or held in trust for, the Lumbee Tribe or any dependent Indian community of the Tribe.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-219.
June 11, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.