H.R. 4002, To revoke the charter of incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of that tribe

H.R. 4002

To revoke the charter of incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of that tribe

Date
June 23, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

On Monday, June 23, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 4002, To revoke the charter of incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of that tribe, under suspension of the rules.  H.R. 4002 was introduced on February 5, 2014 by Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and was referred to the House Natural Resources Committee.  The bill was marked up on April 9, 2014 and was ordered reported by unanimous consent.[1]

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[1] House Report 113-420.

Bill Summary

H.R. 4002 grants the request of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma to revoke the charter of incorporation it received in 1940.

Background

“The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma is a federally recognized tribe and organized under the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act of.”[2]  The tribe’s corporate charter was ratified on June 1, 1940, allowing it to “create a federally chartered corporation with the power ‘to purchase, take by gift, or bequest, or otherwise, own, hold, manage, operate, and dispose of property of every description, real and personal, including the power to purchase restricted Indian lands and to issue in exchange for therefore interests in corporate property and such further powers as may be incidental to the conduct of corporate business.’”[3]  The tribe has requested to revoke the charter, as it believes it is outdated with regard to its business activities.[4]

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[2] Id. at 1.
[3] Id.
[4] Id. at 2.

Cost

According to CBO estimates, implementing H.R. 4002 would have no effect on the federal budget.  In addition, the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.