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Nov. 9, 2009: Hearing-“Where’s the Trustee? Department of Interior Backlogs Prevent Tribes from Using their Lands.”
Testimony by: MR. GEORGE SKIBINE Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC Accompanied by: MS. VICKI FORREST, Deputy Bureau Director for Trust Services, Ll.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC Panel 2 MR. CARL J. ARTMAN Esquire, Professor of Practice, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona THE HONORABLE DEREK BAILEY Chairman, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Peshawbestown, Michigan
Oct. 7, 2009: H.R. 3742 Authored by: Congressman Dale Kildee
To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes.
H.R. 3697 Congressman Cole
"To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes." This bill is almost identical to Congressman Kildee's H. R. 3742, both to be heard on Nov. 4th.
H.R. 3742 Protect Native American Lands
Dear Colleague Letter: I invite you to become a cosponsor of H.R. 3742, which would amend the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) of 1934 by reaffirming the Secretary of the Interior’s authority to take land into trust for federally recognized Indian tribes. This bill would clarify the law and remove the uncertainty caused by the recent U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
H.R. 3690: by Congressman Faleomavaega
To establish a Commission on Recognition of Indian Tribes to review and act on petitions by Indian groups applying for Federal recognition and for other purposes.
S. 1703 Amend the Indian Reorganization Act
CARCIERI FIX: To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES llllllllll Mr. DORGAN (for himself, Mr. TESTER, Mr. INOUYE, Mr. AKAKA, Mr. BAUCUS, Mr. UDALL of New Mexico, Mr. BINGAMAN, and Mr. FRANKEN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on
Assembly Concurant Resolution: ACR 56
Assembly Member Huffman seeks to provide guidance to the Legislature about when to ratify a tribal state compact. The guidelines include: The requirement that Indian lands are in trust before a tribal state compact is negotiated, consultation with affected local government and agencies, an advisory VOTE supporting the project by voters of the surrounding area. All affected parties within a 75 mile area are permitted to make comment and seek mitigation. Support letter in related items.
PROPOSED INTRASTATE INTERNET GAMBLING
RELATED ITEM: After a small media storm - Morongo revised the language and operating agreement on August 14, 2009. OPERATING AGREEMENT OF CALIFORNIA TRIBAL INTRASTATE INTERNET POKER CONSORTIUM L.L.C. Note: This language is being proposed as State and Federal Officials are taking enforcement actions, why propose the language?
H.R. 2267, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act
Author Congressman Barney Frank - Dec. 3, 2009 - See Testimony in related items.
S. 1456 Senator Charles Schumer of New York
A bill to fully compensate local educational agencies and local governments for tax revenues lost when the Federal Government takes land into trust for the benefit of a federally recognized Indian tribe or an individual Indian.
S. 338 -United States Senator D. Feinstein
Legislation Banning Expansion of Casino San Pablo Without Federal Oversight
AB 1443 - Indian Gaming
Authorizes the Governor to consider the presence or absence of local support when negotiating a tribal state gaming compact to allow class III gaming on Indian lands.
SB 170 CSAC Opposes
Serious legislation affecting rural counties with Williamson Act land. See related items - Santa Ynez Chumash support and want SB 170
SB 213 Oppose - Gambling Establishments -Proposition Players
Stand Up For California believes that reforming statutes will provide a coherent framework of regulations that ensures the public’s welfare and good operation of government as well as trust in the games and the states role in overseeing the long-term industry goals. In our view reform of statutes must include: (1) identifying how games are to be played consistent with the State Constitution and Penal Code, (2) detailing required state and local oversight, enforcement and consequences of non-compliance and, (3) producing common sense laws that are business and consumer friendly as well as cost effective. SB 213 seeks to accomplish these goals but falls short.
S.B. 357 - by Senator Denise Ducheny
Proposes to extend the sunset date of the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund (SDF) Grant Program, for grants to local jurisdictions to mitigate the impacts of tribal casinos, until January 1, 2020. Only 21 tribes pay into this fund - all have 1999 tribal state compacts. 1999 Compacts have failed the state both financially and socially.
Huffman rolls snake-eyes in GO with gaming resolution
By Malcolm Maclachlan | 09/03/09 Captiol Weekly
Casino advisory measure sought
Councilman renews efforts to get countywide measure on ballot in 2010 By DAN JOHNSON, ARGUS-COURIER STAFF Thursday, September 3, 2009
PD Editorial: Money talks
Silence at legislative hearing on tribal casinos speaks volumes KENT PORTER / The Press Democrat Published: Friday, September 4, 2009 at 5:44 p.m

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