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S.1622: Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about native americans
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Sponsor Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.
Total Cosponsors 34 (25 Democrats, 9 Republicans)
Introduced Oct. 30, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 1, 2014
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Bill Summary

Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act - (Sec. 4) Establishes the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children in the Office of Tribal Justice of the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Requires the President and Congress to appoint to the Commission individuals who have significant experience and expertise in Indian affairs and matters to be studied by the Commission, including health care issues facing Native children, Indian education, juvenile justice programs, and social service programs used by Native children.

Requires the Commission to establish a Native Advisory Committee consisting of representatives of Indian tribes from each region of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and a native Hawaiian. Requires members of the Committee to be experienced in matters to be studied by the Commission.

Requires the Commission to conduct a comprehensive study of federal, state, local, and tribal programs that ser...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 1, 2014 By Senator Tester from Committee on Indian Affairs filed written report under authority of the order of the Senate of 09/18/2014. Report No. 113-264. Additional views filed.
Aug. 26, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 537.
Aug. 26, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Tester under authority of the order of the Senate of 08/05/2014 with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
May 21, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
April 2, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-324.
Oct. 30, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.