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house Bill H.R. 1061

Hoh Indian Tribe Safe Homelands Act

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  • EnactedDecember 22nd, 2010
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed September 29th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
  • The house has not voted
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      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedFebruary 13th, 2009

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Hoh Indian Tribe Safe Homelands Act

Official Title

To transfer certain land to the United States to be held in trust for the Hoh Indian Tribe, to place land into trust for the Hoh Indian Tribe, and for other purposes.


Hoh Indian Tribe Safe Homelands Act - Declares that certain federal land in the state of Washington shall be: (1) held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Hoh Indian Tribe: and (2) part of the Tribe's reservation. Excludes such land from the Olympic National Park. Directs the Tribe to: (1) conduct a federal land survey; and (2) submit the survey to the Director of the National Park Service for review and concurrence. Directs the Secretary, upon conveyance of specified nonfederal land owned by the Tribe, to take such land into trust for the benefit of the Tribe. Prohibits on the federal land: (1) the placement of commercial, residential, or industrial buildings or other structures; (2) any actions that would adversely affect the natural environment; or (3) logging and hunting activities. Directs the Secretary and the Tribe to make cooperative agreements: (1) for mutual emergency fire aid; and (2) to provide opportunities for the public to learn more about the Tribe's culture and traditions. Authorizes the Secretary and the Tribe to establish on the land taken into trust a multipurpose nonmotorized trail from Highway 101 to the Pacific Ocean. Prohibits gaming on land taken into trust under this Act.

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