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Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on five bills





The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, April 2.

Five bills are on the agenda. They are:
S. 1474, the Alaska Safe Families and Villages Act . The bill encourages the state of Alaska to enter into agreements with tribes regarding law enforcement. More significantly, it repeals the Section 910, Special Rule for the State of Alaska from S.47, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, so Alaska tribes can exercise jurisdiction over non-Indian domestic violence offenders
S. 1570, the Indian Health Service Advance Appropriations Act. The bill amends the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize forward funding for the Indian Health Service.
S.1574, the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act. The bill amends the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act, commonly known as Public Law 477, to consolidate employment, training and related funding from various federal agencies.
S.1622, the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act. The bill create a national commission to study issues affecting American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian youth.
• S.XXXX, the Native American Children's Safety Act. No information is available on this item at this time.

Committee Notice:
Legislative Hearing to receive testimony on the following bills (April 2, 2014)