H.R.1074, a bill to address criminal jurisdiction issues on the settlement of the Meskwaki Tribe. The state of Iowa already enacted a law relinquishing jurisdiction over crimes committed by tribal citizens but Congress must take action as well. The House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing on the bill on June 7. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved a companion version, S.381, at a business meeting on March 29.The markup starts on Tuesday afternoon and will conclude on Wednesday morning. Both sessions will be webcast. House Committee on Natural Resources Notices:
H.R.1418, a bill to ensure that Alexander Creek in Alaska can organize as a village corporation under the terms of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The House Committee on Natural Resources has not held a hearing on this bill but similar versions have been considered in prior sessions of Congress.
H.R.1491, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act. The bill ratifies a decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to place about 1,400 acres in trust in California for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. A hearing hasn't been held on H.R.1491 but a similar version was considered in the last session of Congress.
Full Committee Markup (July 25, 2017)
Full Committee Markup (July 26, 2017)
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