Bay Mills and Sault Tribe Land Claims Settlement Bills Reported Out of Committee

During a Full Committee MarkUp session today, the House Committee on Natural Resources voted to report HR 2176 (A bill to provide for and approve the settlement of certain land claims of the Bay Mills Indian Community) to the floor of the House of Representatives by a vote of 21 to 5.

The Committee also voted to report HR 4115 (A bill to provide for and approve the settlement of certain land claims of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians) to the floor of the House of Representatives by a vote of 26 to 5.

HR 2176 authorizes the Bay Mills Indian Community to operate a gaming facility in Port Huron. HR 4115 authorizes the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to operate a similar facility in either Romulus or Flint.  In both cases attempts to amend the bills were voted down.

We’ve posted about these bills and issues surrounding them here, here, here and here

This entry was posted in Author: Bryan Newland, Author: Kate E. Fort, gaming, Legislation, News, treaty rights. Bookmark the permalink.

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