CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, the House will consider H.R. 2650, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Non-Intercourse Act of 2013, under a suspension of the rules. The bill was introduced on July 10, 2013 by Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN) and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, which ordered the bill reported by unanimous consent.
H.R. 2650 authorizes the Fond du Lac Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa in Minnesota to lease, sell, convey, warrant, or otherwise transfer all or any portion of its interest in any property (that is not held in trust by the United States) for its own benefit. This bill would ensure that the Non-Intercourse Act does not interfere with the Band’s ability to buy, lease, or sell fee-land owned by the Band.
The CBO estimates that implementing this legislation would have no impact on the federal budget, “because the legislation would not affect tribal trust lands”. This legislation would not affect direct spending or revenues.
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