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S. 1967 (rs) To make technical corrections to the status of certain land held in trust for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, to take certain land into trust for that Band, and for other purposes. [Reported in Senate] ...


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106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 1967


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 15, 2000

                 Referred to the Committee on Resources

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
  To make technical corrections to the status of certain land held in 
trust for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, to take certain land 
           into trust for that Band, 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. STATUS OF CERTAIN INDIAN LANDS.

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law--
            (1) all land taken in trust by the United States for the 
        benefit of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians on or after 
        December 23, 1944, shall be part of the Mississippi Choctaw 
        Indian Reservation;
            (2) all land held in fee by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw 
        Indians located within the boundaries of the State of 
        Mississippi, as shown in the report entitled ``Report of Fee 
        Lands owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians'', dated 
        September 28, 1999, on file in the Office of the 
        Superintendent, Choctaw Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
        Department of the Interior, is hereby declared to be held by 
        the United States in trust for the benefit of the Mississippi 
        Band of Choctaw Indians; and
            (3) land made part of the Mississippi Choctaw Indian 
        Reservation after December 23, 1944, shall not be considered to 
        be part of the ``initial reservation'' of the tribe for the 
        purposes of section 20(b)(1)(B)(ii) of the Indian Gaming 
        Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. 2719(b)(1)(B)(ii)).
    (b) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section shall be 
construed to alter the application or the requirements of the Indian 
Gaming Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) with respect to any 
lands held by or for the benefit of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw 
Indians regardless of when such lands were acquired.

            Passed the Senate June 14, 2000.

            Attest:

                                                    GARY SISCO,

                                                             Secretary.

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