HR.1880 - Albuquerque Indian School Land Transfer Act

[congressional bills 114th congress]
[from the u.s. government publishing office]
[h.r. 1880 introduced in house (ih)]

114th congress
  1st session
                                h. r. 1880

 to require the secretary of the interior to take into trust 4 parcels 
of federal land for the benefit of certain indian pueblos in the state 
                             of new mexico.


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                    in the house of representatives

                             april 16, 2015

 ms. michelle lujan grisham of new mexico (for herself and mr. ben ray 
lujaan of new mexico) introduced the following bill; which was referred 
                 to the committee on natural resources

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                                 a bill


 
 to require the secretary of the interior to take into trust 4 parcels 
of federal land for the benefit of certain indian pueblos in the state 
                             of new mexico.

    be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the 
united states of america in congress assembled,

section 1. short title.

    this act may be cited as the ``albuquerque indian school land 
transfer act''.

sec. 2. definitions.

    in this act:
            (1) 19 pueblos.--the term ``19 pueblos'' means the new 
        mexico indian pueblos of--
                    (a) acoma;
                    (b) cochiti;
                    (c) isleta;
                    (d) jemez;
                    (e) laguna;
                    (f) nambe;
                    (g) ohkay owingeh (san juan);
                    (h) picuris;
                    (i) pojoaque;
                    (j) san felipe;
                    (k) san ildefonso;
                    (l) sandia;
                    (m) santa ana;
                    (n) santa clara;
                    (o) santo domingo;
                    (p) taos;
                    (q) tesuque;
                    (r) zia; and
                    (s) zuni.
            (2) map.--the term ``map'' means the map entitled ``the 
        town of albuquerque grant, bernalillo county, within township 
        10 north, range 3 east, of the new mexico principal meridian, 
        new mexico--metes and bounds survey'' and dated august 12, 
        2011.
            (3) secretary.--the term ``secretary'' means secretary of 
        the interior.

sec. 3. land taken into trust for benefit of 19 pueblos.

    (a) action by secretary.--
            (1) in general.--the secretary shall take into trust all 
        right, title, and interest of the united states in and to the 
        federal land described in subsection (b) for the benefit of the 
        19 pueblos immediately after the secretary determines that the 
        requirements of the national environmental policy act of 1969 
        (42 u.s.c. 4321 et seq.) have been satisfied regarding the 
        trust acquisition of the federal land.
            (2) administration.--the secretary shall--
                    (a) take such action as the secretary determines to 
                be necessary to document the transfer under paragraph 
                (1); and
                    (b) appropriately assign each applicable private 
                and municipal utility and service right or agreement.
    (b) description of land.--the federal land referred to in 
subsection (a)(1) is the 4 tracts of federal land, the combined acreage 
of which is approximately 11.11 acres, that were historically part of 
the albuquerque indian school, more particularly described as follows:
            (1) abandoned indian school road.--the approximately 0.83 
        acres located in sec. 7 and sec. 8 of t. 10 n., r. 3 e., of the 
        new mexico principal meridian in albuquerque, new mexico, as 
        identified on the map.
            (2) southern part tract d.--the approximately 6.18 acres 
        located in sec. 7 of t. 10 n., r. 3 e., of the new mexico 
        principal meridian in albuquerque, new mexico, as identified on 
        the map.
            (3) tract 1.--the approximately 0.41 acres located in sec. 
        7 of t. 10 n., r. 3 e., of the new mexico principal meridian in 
        albuquerque, new mexico, as identified on the map.
            (4) western part tract b.--the approximately 3.69 acres 
        located in sec. 7 of t. 10 n., r. 3 e., of the new mexico 
        principal meridian in albuquerque, new mexico, as identified on 
        the map.
    (c) survey.--the secretary shall conduct a survey of the federal 
land to be transferred consistent with subsection (b) and may make 
minor corrections to the survey and legal description of the federal 
land described in subsection (b) as the secretary determines to be 
necessary to correct clerical, typographical, and surveying errors.
    (d) use of land.--the federal land taken into trust under 
subsection (a) shall be used for the educational, health, cultural, 
business, and economic development of the 19 pueblos.
    (e) limitations and conditions.--the federal land taken into trust 
under subsection (a) shall remain subject to any private or municipal 
encumbrance, right-of-way, restriction, easement of record, or utility 
service agreement in effect on the date of enactment of this act.
    (f) bureau of indian affairs use.--
            (1) in general.--the 19 pueblos shall allow the bureau of 
        indian affairs to continue to use the land taken into trust 
        under subsection (a) for the facilities and purposes as in 
        existence on the date of enactment of this act, in accordance 
        with paragraph (2).
            (2) requirements.--the use by the bureau of indian affairs 
        under paragraph (1) shall--
                    (a) be free of any rental charge; and
                    (b) continue until such time as the secretary 
                determines there is no further need for the existing 
                bureau of indian affairs facilities.

sec. 4. effect of other laws.

    (a) in general.--subject to subsection (b), federal land taken into 
trust under section 3(a) shall be subject to federal laws relating to 
indian land.
    (b) gaming.--no class i gaming, class ii gaming, or class iii 
gaming (as defined in section 4 of the indian gaming regulatory act (25 
u.s.c. 2703)) shall be carried out on the federal land taken into trust 
under section 3(a).
                                 
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