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S.1219: Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement 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 Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced June 25, 2013
Latest Major Action July 22, 2014
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Bill Summary

Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement Act - (Sec. 4) Authorizes, ratifies, and confirms the Pechanga Settlement Agreement (Agreement), entered into by the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians, the Rancho California Water District (RCWD), and the United States, except to the extent that it is modified by or conflicts with this Act.

Authorizes, ratifies, and confirms any amendment to the Agreement to the extent such amendment is executed to make the Agreement consistent with this Act.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to execute the Agreement and any amendments to the Agreement necessary to make it consistent with this Act.

Deems the execution of the Agreement to not constitute a major federal action under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

(Sec. 5) Confirms a Tribal Water Right of up to 4,994 acre-feet of water per year that, under natural conditions, is physically available on the Band's Reservation.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 22, 2014 By Senator Tester from Committee on Indian Affairs filed written report. Report No. 113-215.
April 3, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 349.
April 3, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Tester with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
April 2, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Sept. 10, 2013 Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-143.
June 25, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.