Text: H.R.507 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Referred in Senate (05/07/2013)
[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 507 Referred in Senate (RFS)]
H. R. 507
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 7, 2013
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and
To provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the
United States to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, and for other
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 ``Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act''.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
For the purposes of this Act, the following definitions apply:
(1) District.--The term ``District'' means the Tucson
Unified School District, a school district recognized as such
under the laws of the State of Arizona.
(2) Map.--The term ``map'' means the map titled ``PYT Land
Department'' and dated January 15, 2013.
(3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary
of the Interior.
(4) Tribe.--The term ``Tribe'' means the Pascua Yaqui Tribe
of Arizona, a federally recognized Indian tribe.
SEC. 3. LANDS TO BE HELD IN TRUST.
(a) Parcel A.--Subject to subsection (c) and to valid existing
rights, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to
the approximately 10 acres of Federal lands generally depicted on the
map as Parcel A are declared to be held in trust by the United States
for the benefit of the Tribe.
(b) Parcel B.--Subject to subsection (c) and valid existing rights,
all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the
approximately 10 acres of Federal lands generally depicted on the map
as Parcel B are declared to be held in trust by the United States for
the benefit of the Tribe.
(c) Effective Date.--Subsections (a) and (b) shall take effect on
the day after the date on which--
(1) the District relinquishes all right, title, and
interest of the District in and to the land described in
subsection (b); and
(2) the Secretary (or a delegate of the Secretary) approves
and records the lease agreement between the Tribe and the
District for the construction and operation of a regional
transportation facility located on the restricted Indian land
of the Tribe in accordance with the requirements of the first
section of the Act entitled ``An Act to authorize the leasing
of restricted Indian lands for public, religious, educational,
recreational, residential, business, and other purposes
requiring the grant of long-term leases'', approved August 9,
1955 (25 U.S.C. 415), and part 162 of title 25, Code of Federal
Regulations (including successor regulations).
SEC. 4. GAMING PROHIBITION.
The Tribe may not conduct gaming activities on the lands held in
trust under this Act, as a matter of claimed inherent authority, or
under the authority of any Federal law, including the Indian Gaming
Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) or under any regulations
thereunder promulgated by the Secretary or the National Indian Gaming
SEC. 5. WATER RIGHTS.
(a) In General.--There shall not be Federal reserved rights to
surface water or groundwater for any land taken into trust by the
United States for the benefit of the Tribe under this Act.
(b) State Water Rights.--The Tribe retains any right or claim to
water under State law for any land taken into trust by the United
States for the benefit of the Tribe under this Act.
(c) Forfeiture or Abandonment.--Any water rights that are
appurtenant to land taken into trust by the United States for the
benefit of the Tribe under this Act may not be forfeited or abandoned.
(d) Administration.--Nothing in this Act affects or modifies any
right of the Tribe or any obligation of the United States under Public
Law 95-375 (25 U.S.C. 1300f et seq.).
Passed the House of Representatives May 6, 2013.
KAREN L. HAAS,