Bill Text: CA SB162 | 2011-2012 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Economic development: federally recognized Indian tribes.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2012-06-21 - Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author. [SB162 Detail]

Download: California-2011-SB162-Amended.html
BILL NUMBER: SB 162	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MAY 21, 2012
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 30, 2012
	AMENDED IN SENATE  MAY 16, 2011
	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 25, 2011
	AMENDED IN SENATE  MARCH 29, 2011

INTRODUCED BY    Senator   Anderson
  Senators   Anderson   and Wyland

    (   Coauthor:   Assembly Member  
Garrick   ) 

                        FEBRUARY 2, 2011

   An act to amend Section 11019.8 of the Government Code, relating
to economic development.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 162, as amended, Anderson. Economic  Development
  development  : federally recognized Indian
tribes.
   Existing law encourages and authorizes all state agencies to
cooperate with federally recognized California Indian tribes on
matters of economic development and improvement for the Indian
tribes. Existing law provides that cooperation by state agencies with
federally recognized California Indian tribes on those matters may
include certain activities, including, among others, providing
information on programs to assist Indian tribes.
   Existing federal law requires the Secretary of the Interior to
publish a list of all federally recognized Indian tribes in the
federal register.
   This bill would add to the nonexclusive list of topics that state
agencies may cooperate with federally recognized Indian tribes 
by  consulting  on a government-to-government basis, in a
respectful and meaningful manner,  with respect to  the
transfer of fee land into federal trust status. This   a
fee-to-trust land acquisition application, as specified  . 
The bill would prohibit a state agency from opposing specified
fee-to-trust land acquisition applications.   The  bill
would define a federally recognized Indian tribe as a tribe
appearing on the list published by the Secretary of the Interior.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 11019.8 of the Government Code is amended to
read:
   11019.8.  (a) All state agencies, as defined in Section 11000, are
encouraged and authorized to cooperate with federally recognized
California Indian tribes on matters of economic development and
improvement for the Indian tribes.
   (b) Cooperation by state agencies with federally recognized
California Indian tribes may include, but need not be limited to, all
of the following:
   (1) Providing information on programs available to assist Indian
tribes.
   (2) Providing technical assistance on the preparation of grants
and applications for public and private funds, and conducting
meetings and workshops.
   (3) Any other steps that may reasonably be expected to assist
Indian tribes to become economically self-sufficient.
   (4) Consulting  on a government-to-government basis, in a
respectful and meaningful manner,  with respect to  the
transfer of fee land into federal trust status, particular when the
acquisition is  a fee-to-trust land acquisition
application that is  for the purpose of housing, environmental
protection, or cultural preservation. 
   (c) A state agency shall not oppose a fee-to-trust land
acquisition application that is for the purpose of housing,
environmental protection, or cultural preservation.  
   (c) 
    (d)  Cooperation by state agencies on economic
development and improvement for federally recognized California
Indian tribes, as described in this section, shall not be construed
to include activities that promote gambling. 
   (d) 
    (e)  For purposes of this code, or any other California
law, "federally recognized tribe" means a tribe that appears on the
list of Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services
from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, published pursuant
to Section 479a-1 of Title 25 of the United States Code.
                                   
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