US HB215 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 3 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-10-25 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


American Indian Empowerment Act of 2017 This bill requires the Department of the Interior, upon the request of an Indian tribe, to transfer land held in trust for the tribe to the tribe as restricted fee tribal land. (Restricted fee tribal land is land that is owned by a tribe and has restrictions against alienation and taxation.) Tribes may lease, or grant an easement or right-of-way on, restricted fee land for any period of time without Interior's review and approval. Tribal laws that establish a system of land tenure governing the use of restricted fee land have precedence over federal laws and regulations governing the use of such land, except the restriction against the land's alienation and taxation.

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American Indian Empowerment Act of 2017



2017-10-25HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
2017-02-10HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
2017-01-03HouseReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
2017-01-03HouseIntroduced in House


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