25 U.S. Code § 2212 - Fractional interest acquisition program
The Secretary may acquire, at the discretion of the Secretary and with the consent of the owner, or from an heir during probate in accordance with section 2206(o) of this title and at fair market value, any fractional interest in trust or restricted lands.
The Secretary shall submit the report required under section 2217 of this title concerning how the fractional interest acquisition program should be enhanced to increase the resources made available to Indian tribes and individual Indian landowners.
Subject to section 2213 of this title, the Secretary shall immediately hold interests acquired under this chapter in trust for the recognized tribal government that exercises jurisdiction over the land involved.
With respect to a conveyance under this subsection, the Secretary shall not approve an application to terminate the trust status or remove the restrictions of such an interest unless the interest is subject to a foreclosure of a mortgage in accordance with section 483a of this title.
If more than one Indian owner requests an interest under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall convey the interest to the Indian owner who owns the largest percentage of the undivided interest in the parcel of trust or restricted land involved.
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $75,000,000 for fiscal year 2005, $95,000,000 for fiscal year 2006, and $145,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2007 through 2010.
 So in original. Probably should be followed by a period.
This chapter, referred to in subsec. (a)(3), was in the original “this Act”, which was translated as reading “this title”, meaning title II of Pub. L. 97–459, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1974, referred to in subsec. (b)(3)(C), probably means the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Pub. L. 93–638, Jan. 4, 1975, 88 Stat. 2203, as amended, which is classified principally to subchapter II (§ 450 et seq.) of chapter 14 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 450 of this title and Tables.
2008—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 110–453 substituted “section 2206(o)” for “section 2206(p)”.
2005—Pub. L. 109–157, § 5(1), amended section catchline generally making technical correction to section designation.
2004—Pub. L. 108–374, § 6(a)(5)(A), substituted “Fractional interest acquisition program” for “Pilot program for the acquisition of fractional interests” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 108–374, § 6(a)(5)(B)(ii), (iii), reenacted heading without change, substituted “The Secretary shall submit” for “(B) Required report.—Prior to expiration of the authority provided for in subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall submit” and “how the fractional interest acquisition program should be enhanced to increase the resources made” for “whether the program to acquire fractional interests should be extended or altered to make resources”, and struck out heading and text of subpar. (A). Text of subpar. (A) read as follows: “The Secretary shall have the authority to acquire interests in trust or restricted lands under this section during the 3-year period beginning on the date of certification that is referred to in section 2206(g)(5) of this title.”
Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 108–374, § 6(a)(5)(C), added par. (4) and struck out former par. (4) which read as follows: “shall minimize the administrative costs associated with the land acquisition program.”
Subsec. (c)(1)(A). Pub. L. 108–374, § 6(a)(5)(D)(i)(I)–(III), substituted “an undivided interest” for “at least 5 percent of the undivided interest”, inserted “in such parcel” after “the Secretary shall convey an interest”, and substituted “landowner—” and cls. (i) and (ii) for “landowner upon payment by the Indian landowner of the amount paid for the interest by the Secretary.”
Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 108–374, § 6(a)(5)(D)(ii), substituted “an undivided interest” for “10 percent or more of the undivided interests”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 108–374, § 6(a)(5)(E), added subsec. (d).
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