H.Res. 377: H.R. 1294 - Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2006.

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday May 7, 2007.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 228-186 on Tuesday May 8, 2007.

MANAGERS: HASTINGS(FL)/HASTINGS(WA)

110th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES.  377

[Report No. 110-130]

 

 

H.R. 1294 - Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2006.

  1. Closed rule.
  2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Natural Resources.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clauses 9 or 10 of Rule XXI.
  4. Provides that the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill, modified by the amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules to accompany this resolution, shall be considered as adopted and shall be considered as read. 
  5. Waives all points of order against the bill, as amended.
  6. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  7. Provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.

 

RESOLUTION

      Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 1294) to extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe.  All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill, modified by the amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules to accompany this resolution, shall be considered as adopted.  The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  All points of order against the bill, as amended, are waived.  The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate on the bill, as amended, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            Sec. 2. During consideration of H.R. 1294 pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to such time as may be designated by the Speaker.
 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

 The amendments amend six sections of the bill applicable to the individual tribes to make the transfer of any land (within specified Virginia counties) into trust status subject to public process under the Department of the Interior regulations and a discretionary action by the Secretary of the Interior (who must make a final decision within three years).  They also amend each of the six titles of the bill applicable to the individual tribes to specify that the civil and criminal laws of the State of Virginia shall apply to the tribal lands.  

 

TEXT OF AMENDMENT PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED