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California bill bars state opposition to certain land-into-trust bids

A bill in the California Legislature bars state agencies from opposing land-into-trust applications for "housing, environmental protection, or cultural preservation" purposes.

Senate Bill 162 encourages state agencies to consult with tribes on economic development issues. As part of that goal, it bars opposition to land-into-trust applications for certain purposes.

The tribal provisions were recently added to the bill and no hearing has been held on the provisions.

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