What is House Bill H.R. 387?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 387
In-Depth: The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has been in possession of more than 35,000 acres in Riverside County, California since 1875 when President Grant established the reservation.
Law 360 describes the land exchange issue between the Morongo Band, Banning, and a non-native landowner Lloyd Fields this way:
"Fields bought a 41-acre parcel of land in 1995 near the Morongo Reservation in southern California that later became surrounded by lands acquired by the tribe ... The city, the tribe and Fields became involved in a “sharp dispute” when he tried to develop his parcel, with the tribe setting up a guard shack on a public road that Fields claimed blocked access to his land, according to the memo.
The city said it couldn’t remove the shack because it was unclear whether the city’s easement covered the part of the road where the shack was located.
The parties agreed to settle the issue by agreeing to a land swap to be authorized by Congress, letting Fields have a different parcel of the same size in exchange for conveying his current land to the federal government to hold in trust as reservation land for the tribe."
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Economic Development Through Tribal Land Exchange Act
To provide for certain land to be taken into trust for the benefit of Morongo Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Indian Affairs
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- The house Passed July 13th, 2015Passed by Voice Vote
Indigenous Peoples of the United StatesCommittee on Natural ResourcesIntroducedJanuary 14th, 2015
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