S.161: Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about native americans
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Sponsor Jon Tester, D-Mont.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action July 14, 2014
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Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2013 - Extends federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana. Makes the Tribe and each member eligible for all services and benefits provided by the United States to Indians and federally recognized Indian tribes, without regard to the existence of a reservation for the Tribe or the location of the residence of any member on or near an Indian reservation.

Considers the federal service area of the Tribe to be the area comprised of Blaine, Cascade, Glacier, and Hill Counties, Montana.

Directs the Tribe, as a condition of receiving recognition, services, and benefits pursuant to this Act, to submit to the Secretary of the Interior a membership roll consisting of the name of each individual enrolled as a member of the Tribe. Requires the ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 14, 2014 By Senator Tester from Committee on Indian Affairs filed written report. Report No. 113-208. Additional views filed.
April 3, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 347.
April 3, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Tester without amendment. Without written report.
April 2, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-219.
Jan. 28, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.