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House committee moves Camp 4 trust legislation on to full floor vote

Aug 7, 2017 Mike Hodgson


A bill that would reaffirm the decision to place more than 1,400 acres of land into trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has been passed along to the full House of Representatives by the Natural Resources Committee.
The committee unanimously approved HR 1491, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Land Affirmation Act of 2017, introduced March 10 by Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale, who represents California’s 1st Congressional District.
The bill would place approximately 1,427 acres of Santa Ynez Valley land known as Camp 4, already owned by the tribe, into trust and make it part of the Chumash reservation.
That would clear the way for the construction of tribal housing and other facilities outside of county and state development restrictions and requirements and would prohibit gaming on the property.

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