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S.919: Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act of 2014

About this Bill

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 13 (10 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced May 9, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 4, 2014
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Bill Summary

Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act of 2014 - Title I: Indian Self-Determination - Amends the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (the Act) to change the Department of the Interior's process for approving self-governance compacts and annual funding agreements with Indian tribes. Modifies Interior's process to make it similar to processes used by the Department of Health and Human Service's Indian Health Service.

(Sec. 101) Revises the definition of "self-determination contract" to state that no contract shall be considered to be a procurement contract or subject to federal procurement law, except for specified construction contracts.

(Sec. 102) Directs Interior to negotiate contracts and funding agreements in good faith to maximize implementation of the self-determination policy. Requires provisions of contracts or funding agreements to be liberally construed for the benefit of the Indian tribe.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 4, 2014 By Senator Tester from Committee on Indian Affairs filed written report. Report No. 113-285.
Aug. 26, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 533.
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.
June 11, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Jan. 29, 2014 Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-299.
May 9, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.