25 U.S. Code § 564e - Sale of tribal property

§ 564e.
Sale of tribal property
(a) Transfer procedure

The Secretary is authorized and directed to execute any conveyancing instrument that is necessary or appropriate to convey title to tribal property to be sold in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (3) of subsection (a) of section 564d of this title, and to transfer title to all other tribal property to a trustee, corporation, or other legal entity in accordance with the plan prepared pursuant to paragraph (5) of subsection (a) of section 564d of this title.

(b) Time limitation

It is the intention of the Congress that all of the actions required by section 564d of this title and this section shall be completed at the earliest practicable time and in no event later than seven years from August 13, 1954.

(c) Effect on tribal members selling interests

Members of the tribe who receive the money value of their interests in tribal property shall thereupon cease to be members of the tribe: Provided, That nothing shall prevent them from sharing in the proceeds of tribal claims against the United States.

(Aug. 13, 1954, ch. 732, § 6, 68 Stat. 719; Pub. L. 85–132, § 1(c), Aug. 14, 1957, 71 Stat. 347; Pub. L. 85–731, § 10, Aug. 23, 1958, 72 Stat. 819.)

1958—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 85–731 substituted “seven years” for “six years”.

1957—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 85–132 substituted “six years” for “four years”.

Deferral of Time for Sales of Tribal Property

Act Aug. 13, 1954, ch. 732, § 27, as added by Pub. L. 85–132, § 1(a), Aug. 14, 1957, 71 Stat. 347, provided that:

“Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act [this subchapter], no sales of tribal property shall be made pursuant to paragraph (3) of subsection (a) of section 5, or section 6 of this Act [section 564d(a)(3) of this title or this section] prior to the adjournment of the second session of the Eighty-fifth Congress.”


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