S 1209

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 1209

To clarify authority granted under the Act entitled `An Act to define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah, and for other purposes'.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 15, 2011

Mr. HATCH (for himself and Mr. LEE) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources



A BILL

To clarify authority granted under the Act entitled `An Act to define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah, and for other purposes'.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. CLARIFICATION OF AUTHORITY.

    The Act entitled `An Act to define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah, and for other purposes', approved March 11, 1948 (62 Stat. 72; 69 Stat. 544), is amended by adding at the end the following:

`SEC. 5. CLARIFICATION OF AUTHORITY.

    `(a) In General- The State of Utah is authorized to relinquish for the benefit of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation any school or other State-owned subsurface mineral land that is located--

      `(1) beneath the surface estate described in this Act; and

      `(2) south of the border between Grand County, Utah, and Uintah County, Utah.

    `(b) Exchange- In exchange for any land relinquished under subsection (a), the United States shall transfer to the State of Utah, on an acre-for-acre basis, any subsurface mineral land of the United States that the State of Utah requests that is located--

      `(1) beneath the surface estate described in this Act; and

      `(2) north of the border between Grand County, Utah, and Uintah County, Utah.'.

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