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H.R. 2791: Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act

Title: Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act

Introduced: Jun 16, 2015 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. Peter A. DeFazio [D-OR4]

Status: Passed House - Received in the Senate.

Summary: (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.) Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act TITLE I--COW CREEK UMPQUA LAND CONVEYANCE Cow Creek Umpqua Land Conveyance Act (Sec. 103) This bill requires that 17,519 acres of land be held in trust for, and be part of the reservation of, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians. (Sec. 105) Federal law applies to the export of unprocessed logs harvested from this land and to forest management on this land. Gaming on this land is prohibited. (Sec. 106) The Department of the Interior must reclassify public domain land as Oregon and California Railroad grant land in equal acreage as grant land held in trust as part of this land. TITLE II--COQUILLE FOREST FAIRNESS Coquille Forest Fairness Act (Sec. 202) This bill amends the Coquille Restoration Act to remove the requirement that Interior manage the Coquille Forest in accordance with state and federal forestry and environmental protection laws. This bill strikes a provision giving the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon jurisdiction over certain actions concerning the Coquille Forest and limiting remedies to equitable relief. TITLE III--OREGON COASTAL LANDS Oregon Coastal Lands Act (Sec. 303) This bill requires that 14,408 acres of land be held in trust for, and be part of the reservation of, the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians. (Sec. 305) Federal law applies to the export of unprocessed logs harvested from this land and to forest management on this land. Gaming on this land is prohibited. (Sec. 306) Interior must reclassify public domain land as Oregon and California Railroad grant land in equal acreage as grant land held in trust as part of this land.

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