25 U.S. Code § 983h - Economic development plan

§ 983h.
Economic development plan
(a) Establishment; submittal to CongressThe Secretary shall—
enter into negotiations with the governing body of the Tribe to establish a plan for economic development for the Tribe;
in accordance with this section, establish such a plan; and
upon the approval of such plan by the governing body of the Tribe (and after consultation with the State and local officials pursuant to subsection (b)), shall [1] submit such plan to the Congress by no later than the date that is 3 years after October 31, 1990.
(b) Consultation with State and local officials
To ensure that legitimate State and local interests are not prejudiced by the economic development plan established under subsection (a), the Secretary shall notify and consult with the appropriate officials of the State and all appropriate local governmental officials in the State with respect to the proposed economic development plan. The Secretary shall provide complete information on the proposed economic development plan to such officials, including the restrictions imposed on such plan by subsection (c).
During any consultation by the Secretary under this subsection, the Secretary shall provide such information as the Secretary may possess and shall request comments and additional information on the extent of any State or local service to the Tribe.
(c) Required provisionsAny economic development plan established by the Secretary under subsection (a) shall provide that—
real property acquired by or for the Tribe located in Knox or Boyd Counties, Nebraska, shall be taken by the Secretary in the name of the United States in trust for the benefit of the Tribe;
(2) any real property taken in trust by the Secretary pursuant to such plan shall be subject to—
all legal rights and interests in such land held by any person at the time of acquisition of such land by the Secretary, including any lien, mortgage, or previously levied and outstanding State or local tax, and
foreclosure or sale in accordance with the laws of the State of Nebraska pursuant to the terms of any valid obligation in existence at the time of the acquisition of such land by the Secretary; and
any real property transferred pursuant to such plan shall be exempt from Federal, State, and local taxation of any kind.
(d) Statement regarding individuals consulted, and testimony or comments received by SecretaryThe Secretary shall append to the economic development plan submitted to the Congress under subsection (a) a detailed statement—
naming each individual consulted in accordance with subsection (b);
summarizing the testimony received by the Secretary pursuant to any such consultation; and
including any written comments or reports submitted to the Secretary by any individual named in paragraph (1).
(Pub. L. 101–484, § 10, Oct. 31, 1990, 104 Stat. 1169; Pub. L. 102–497, § 2, Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 3255.)

[1]  So in original. The word “shall” probably should not appear.

1992—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 102–497 substituted “3 years” for “2 years”.


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