H.R.1276 - Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians Settlement Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
Summary: H.R.1276 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)
Introduced in House (03/01/2007)
Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians Settlement Act - Approves, ratifies, and confirms the Settlement Agreement entered into by the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians (the Tribe) relating to alleged interferences with the water resources of the Tribe's reservation.
Declares that the United States consents to be made a party to the lawsuit Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians v. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California No. 00-04208 GAF (MANx) pending in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, for the purpose of entering the judgment and decree attached to the Settlement Agreement as Exhibit H.
Authorizes and directs the Secretary of the Interior (or the Secretary's designee) to execute and implement the Settlement Agreement and any amendments approved by the parties to the Agreement to make it consistent with this Act.
Establishes the: (1) San Jacinto Basin Restoration Fund for costs associated with constructing and maintaining the part of the basin recharge project necessary to accommodate supplemental imported water deliveries; and (2) Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians Water Development Fund for costs associated with constructing and maintaining water-related development projects.
Provides for waivers and releases of specified claims made by the Tribe.
Sets forth rules concerning the Tribe's use of water under the Settlement Agreement.
Requires the United States, as trustee for the Tribe, and the Tribe to make available up to 98 acres of the Tribe's reservation land for habitat conservation related to the part of the basin recharge project described above.