HR 205

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 205

To amend the Act titled `An Act to authorize the leasing of restricted Indian lands for public, religious, educational, recreational, residential, business, and other purposes requiring the grant of long-term leases', approved August 9, 1955, to provide for Indian tribes to enter into certain leases without prior express approval from the Secretary of the Interior.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 6, 2011

Mr. HEINRICH (for himself, Mrs. BONO MACK, and Mrs. LUMMIS) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend the Act titled `An Act to authorize the leasing of restricted Indian lands for public, religious, educational, recreational, residential, business, and other purposes requiring the grant of long-term leases', approved August 9, 1955, to provide for Indian tribes to enter into certain leases without prior express approval from the Secretary of the Interior.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. APPROVAL OF, AND REGULATIONS RELATED TO, TRIBAL LEASES.

`(aa) the public is informed of, and has a reasonable opportunity to comment on, any significant environmental impacts of the proposed action identified by the Indian tribe; and

`(bb) the Indian tribe provides responses to relevant and substantive public comments on any such impacts before the Indian tribe approves the lease.

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