H. Rept. 115-242 1 (2017-07-24)

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                   115TH CONGRESS                                     REPORT
                      1st Session   HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES          115-242





                   TO PROVIDE THAT THE PUEBLO OF SANTA CLARA MAY
                     LEASE   FOR   99 YEARS     CERTAIN    RESTRICTED      LAND,
                     AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES


                     JULY 24, 2017.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of
                                     the Union and ordered to be printed


                    Mr. BISHOP of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources,
                                       submitted the following


                                          REPORT

                                          [To accompany S. 249]
                            [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]
                     The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred the
                   bill (S. 249) to provide that the pueblo of Santa Clara may lease
                   for 99 years certain restricted land, and for other purposes, having
                   considered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment
                   and recommend that the bill do pass.
                                        PURPOSE OF THE BILL
                     The purpose of S. 249 is to provide that the pueblo of Santa
                   Clara may lease for 99 years certain restricted land.
                               BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION
                     In 1834, with the enactment of the Non-intercourse Act (R.S.
                   2116, 25 U.S.C. 177), land transactions with Indians were prohib-
                   ited unless authorized by Congress. Over time, such restrictions
                   came to apply primarily to lands held in trust by the United States
                   for the benefit of individual Indians or tribes (trust lands), and
                   land title held in fee by Indians or tribes subject to a restriction
                   on alienation (restricted fee lands).
                     In 1955, Congress passed what is commonly known as the Indian
                   Long-Term Leasing Act of 1955 (ILTLA, 25 U.S.C. 415) to soften
                   the effect of the Non-Intercourse Act. The ILTLA generally author-
                   izes any Indian lands (in trust or in restricted fee status) to be
                   leased by their Indian owners, subject to the approval of the Sec-
                   retary of the Interior, for public, religious, educational, rec-
                      69-006

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