25 U.S. Code § 640d–30 - Navajo Rehabilitation Trust Fund

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(a) Establishment
There is hereby established in the Treasury of the United States a trust fund to be known as the “Navajo Rehabilitation Trust Fund”, which shall consist of the funds transferred under subsection (b) of this section and of the funds appropriated pursuant to subsection (f) of this section and any interest or investment income accrued on such funds.
(b) Deposit of income into Fund
All of the net income derived by the Navajo Tribe from the surface and mineral estates of lands located in New Mexico that are acquired for the benefit of the Navajo Tribe under section 640d–10 of this title shall be deposited into the Navajo Rehabilitation Trust Fund.
(c) Secretary as trustee; investment of funds
The Secretary shall be the trustee of the Navajo Rehabilitation Trust Fund and shall be responsible for investment of the funds in such Trust Fund.
(d) Availability of funds; purposes
Funds in the Navajo Rehabilitation Trust Fund, including any interest or investment accruing thereon, shall be available to the Navajo Tribe, with the approval of the Secretary, solely for purposes which will contribute to the continuing rehabilitation and improvement of the economic, educational, and social condition of families, and Navajo communities, that have been affected by—
(1) the decison  [1] in the Healing case, or related proceedings,
(2) the provision  [2] of this subchapter, or
(3) the establishment by the Secretary of the Interior of grazing district number 6 as land for the exclusive use of the Hopi Tribe.
(e) Conceptual framework for expenditure of funds
By December 1, 1989, the Secretary of the Interior, with the advice of the Navajo Tribe and the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation, shall submit to the Congress a conceptual framework for the expenditure of the funds authorized for the Navajo Rehabilitation Trust Fund. Such framework is to be consistent with the purposes described in subsection (d) of this section.
(f) Termination of Trust Fund
The Navajo Rehabilitation Trust Fund shall terminate when, upon petition by the Navajo Tribe, the Secretary determines that the goals of the Trust Fund have been met and the United States has been reimbursed for funds appropriated under subsection (f) of this section. All funds in the Trust Fund on such date shall be transferred to the general trust funds of the Navajo Tribe.
(g) Authorization of appropriations; reimbursement of General Fund
There is hereby authorized to be appropriated for the Navajo Rehabilitation Trust Fund not  [3] exceed $10,000,000 in each of fiscal years 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995. The income from the land referred to in subsection (b) of this section shall be used to reimburse the General Fund of the United States Treasury for amounts appropriated to the Fund.

[1]  So in original. Probably should be “decision”.

[2]  So in original. Probably should be “provisions”.

[3]  So in original. Probably should be “not to”.


(Pub. L. 93–531, § 32, as added Pub. L. 100–666, § 7,Nov. 16, 1988, 102 Stat. 3932; amended Pub. L. 101–121, title I, § 120,Oct. 23, 1989, 103 Stat. 722.)

Another section 32 ofPub. L. 93–531was enacted by Pub. L. 100–696, title IV, § 407,Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4593, and is classified to section 640d–31 of this title.

1989—Subsecs. (e) to (g). Pub. L. 101–121added subsec. (e) and redesignated former subsecs. (e) and (f) as (f) and (g), respectively.

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