(a) Prohibition on lands acquired in trust by Secretary
Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, gaming regulated by this chapter shall not be conducted on lands acquired by the Secretary in trust for the benefit of an Indian tribe after October 17, 1988, unless—
(1)such lands are located within or contiguous to the boundaries of the reservation of the Indian tribe on October 17, 1988; or
(2)the Indian tribe has no reservation on October 17, 1988, and—
(A)such lands are located in Oklahoma and—
(i)are within the boundaries of the Indian tribe’s former reservation, as defined by the Secretary, or
(ii)are contiguous to other land held in trust or restricted status by the United States for the Indian tribe in Oklahoma; or
(B)such lands are located in a State other than Oklahoma and are within the Indian tribe’s last recognized reservation within the State or States within which such Indian tribe is presently located.
(1)Subsection (a) of this section will not apply when—
(A)the Secretary, after consultation with the Indian tribe and appropriate State and local officials, including officials of other nearby Indian tribes, determines that a gaming establishment on newly acquired lands would be in the best interest of the Indian tribe and its members, and would not be detrimental to the surrounding community, but only if the Governor of the State in which the gaming activity is to be conducted concurs in the Secretary’s determination; or
(B)lands are taken into trust as part of—
(i)a settlement of a land claim,
(ii)the initial reservation of an Indian tribe acknowledged by the Secretary under the Federal acknowledgment process, or
(iii)the restoration of lands for an Indian tribe that is restored to Federal recognition.
(2)Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to—
(A)any lands involved in the trust petition of the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin that is the subject of the action filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia entitled St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin v. United States, Civ. No. 86–2278, or
(B)the interests of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida in approximately 25 contiguous acres of land, more or less, in Dade County, Florida, located within one mile of the intersection of State Road Numbered 27 (also known as Krome Avenue) and the Tamiami Trail.
(3)Upon request of the governing body of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, the Secretary shall, notwithstanding any other provision of law, accept the transfer by such Tribe to the Secretary of the interests of such Tribe in the lands described in paragraph (2)(B) and the Secretary shall declare that such interests are held in trust by the Secretary for the benefit of such Tribe and that such interests are part of the reservation of such Tribe under sections
467 of this title, subject to any encumbrances and rights that are held at the time of such transfer by any person or entity other than such Tribe. The Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register the legal description of any lands that are declared held in trust by the Secretary under this paragraph.
(c) Authority of Secretary not affected
Nothing in this section shall affect or diminish the authority and responsibility of the Secretary to take land into trust.
(d) Application of title 26
(1)The provisions of title 26 (including sections
6050I, and chapter 35sections
6050I, and chapter 35 of such title) concerning the reporting and withholding of taxes with respect to the winnings from gaming or wagering operations shall apply to Indian gaming operations conducted pursuant to this chapter, or under a Tribal-State compact entered into under section
2710(d)(3) of this title that is in effect, in the same manner as such provisions apply to State gaming and wagering operations.
(2)The provisions of this subsection shall apply notwithstanding any other provision of law enacted before, on, or after October 17, 1988, unless such other provision of law specifically cites this subsection.
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