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house Bill H.R. 597

Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017

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Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017

Official Title

To take lands in Sonoma County, California, into trust as part of the reservation of the Lytton Rancheria of California, and for other purposes.


Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017 (Sec. 4) This bill takes into trust for the benefit of the Lytton Rancheria of California certain land owned by the tribe in Sonoma County, California. Land taken into trust is made a part of the tribe's reservation. (Sec. 5) Gaming is prohibited on land taken into trust by this bill and in a specified area of Sonoma County. Gaming is prohibited until March 16, 2037, on land taken into trust for the benefit of the tribe after enactment of this bill. (Sec. 6) The memorandum of agreement entered into by the tribe and the county that was approved by the county on March 10, 2015, is not subject to review or approval by the Department of the Interior.

bill Progress

  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Indian Affairs
  • The house Passed July 11th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      For Indigenous Peoples of the United States
      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedJanuary 20th, 2017

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    Turn the lands over to the tribe. The Federal Government needs to stop being Big Brother and let the Native Americans manage their own interests.
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    Im all for giving back land that was never ours to begin with to benefit the lives of American Indians.
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    Stop making conditions for tribal lands. It is their land, stay out of their business.
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    If the land is owned by the tribe, why does it need to bee held in trust for them? Native American tribes are not minors...
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    This is yet another attempt to circumvent the will of the people. Huffman and Thompson faced backlash so they are attempting another sly trick to try and push this absurd bill through the house. This MUST NOT pass and any politician that votes in the affirmative will be held accountable and should consider this term as their last! This is not even Denhams district, he has no business meddling