Bill Sponsor
House Bill 3371
118th Congress(2023-2024)
Wounded Knee Massacre Memorial and Sacred Site Act
Active
Active
Passed House on Sep 20, 2023
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 16, 2023
Latest Action
Sep 21, 2023
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3371
Congress
118
Policy Area
Native Americans
Native Americans
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting Native Americans, including Alaska Natives and Hawaiians, in a variety of domestic policy settings. This includes claims, intergovernmental relations, and Indian lands and resources.
Sponsorship by Party
Republican
South Dakota
Republican
California
House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
checkPassed on September 20, 2023
Status
Passed
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: 9/18/2023 CR H4364)
Summary

Wounded Knee Massacre Memorial and Sacred Site Act

This bill directs the Department of the Interior to complete all actions necessary to place approximately 40 acres of land in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, into restricted fee status for the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Restricted fee status refers to land that is owned by a tribe or tribal member but is subject to restrictions by the United States against alienation (i.e., sale or transfer) or encumbrance (e.g., liens, leases, or rights-of-way) by operation of law.

The bill requires the land to be held and maintained as a memorial and sacred site, as outlined by the document titled Covenant Between the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and dated October 21, 2022. Further, it prohibits commercial development and gaming activity on the land.

Text (4)
September 21, 2023
September 20, 2023
September 14, 2023
Actions (18)
09/21/2023
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
09/20/2023
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/20/2023
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: 9/18/2023 CR H4364)
09/20/2023
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: 9/18/2023 CR H4364)
09/20/2023
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4427)
09/18/2023
At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Collins objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
09/18/2023
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3371.
09/18/2023
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4364-4366)
09/18/2023
Mr. Collins moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
09/14/2023
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 160.
09/14/2023
Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 118-197.
06/13/2023
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
06/13/2023
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
06/13/2023
Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs Discharged.
06/07/2023
Subcommittee Hearings Held
05/22/2023
Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs .
05/16/2023
Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
05/16/2023
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Updated
Feb 20, 2024 1:57:18 PM