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S.1448: Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation 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 Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced Aug. 1, 2013
Latest Major Action June 26, 2014
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Bill Summary

Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act - (Section 5) Establishes the Spokane Tribe of Indians Recovery Trust Fund. Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to deposit $53 million into the Fund.

Requires payments from the Fund to the Spokane Business Council in compensation for the use of tribal lands for the generation of hydropower from the Grand Coulee Dam. (The Spokane Business Council is the Spokane Tribe's governing body.)

Requires the Council to prepare a plan for the use of those payments to promote: (1) economic development; (2) infrastructure development; (3) educational, health, recreational, and social welfare objectives of the Tribe and its members; or (4) any combination of those activities.

(Sec. 6) Directs the Bonneville Power Administration to make annual payments under the Colville Settlement Agreement to the Spokane Tribe.

Requires the Administration to: (1) make commensurate cost reductions in e...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 26, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 448.
June 26, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Tester with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-202.
Jan. 29, 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.
Aug. 1, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.