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S.2442: Northern Cheyenne Lands 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 John Walsh, D-Mont.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced June 5, 2014
Latest Major Action Dec. 12, 2014
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Bill Summary

Northern Cheyenne Lands Act - (Sec. 4) Directs the Secretary of the Interior to take approximately 932 acres of land in Montana into trust for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.

(Sec. 5) Requires Great Northern Properties to convey to the Tribe its coal and iron ore mineral interests underlying the land on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in exchange for U.S. coal mineral interests underlying the land referred to as Bull Mountains and East Fork. Sets forth conditions on the conveyance to Great Northern Properties.

Directs the Secretary to ensure that the deed for those federal coal mineral interests includes a covenant that precludes surface mining of the coal unless certain conditions are met.

Prohibits Montana from taxing the mineral interests this Act conveys to the Tribe.

Sets forth conditions regarding waiver of claims by the Tribe and Great Northern Properties.

(Sec. 6) Requires the Northern Cheyenne Trust Fund to be transferred to the Tri...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 12, 2014 By Senator Tester from Committee on Indian Affairs filed written report. Report No. 113-317.
Aug. 26, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 542.
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.
July 30, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
July 9, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-419.
June 5, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.