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S.2041: May 31, 1918 Act Repeal Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about native americans
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Sponsor Michael D. Crapo, R-Idaho
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 25, 2014
Latest Major Action Nov. 13, 2014
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Bill Summary

May 31, 1918 Act Repeal Act - Repeals the Act of May 31, 1918 (authorized the Secretary of the Interior to set aside and reserve a tract of land within the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Idaho, for town-site purposes).

Gives the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation the exclusive right of first refusal to purchase at fair market value any land within the Fort Hall Townsite and offered for sale.

Directs the United States to hold in trust for the benefit of the Tribes or a member of the Tribes: (1) any land they owned or acquired within the Townsite before this Act's enactment, and (2) any land they owned or acquired within the Townsite on or after this Act's enactment.

Declares that, nothing in this Act affects any valid right to any land set aside or set apart under the 1918 Act.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 13, 2014 By Senator Tester from Committee on Indian Affairs filed written report. Report No. 113-271.
Aug. 26, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 539.
Aug. 26, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Tester under authority of the order of the Senate of 08/05/2014 with amendments. Without written report.
June 11, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
May 7, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-509.
Feb. 25, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.