House Bill 2606
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Stigler Act Amendments of 2018
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 115-399 on Dec 31, 2018
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
May 23, 2017
Latest Action
Dec 31, 2018
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
2606
Congress
115
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
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (1)
Passed
December 20, 2018
Type
Vote On House Agreeing To The Senate Action
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Stigler Act Amendments of 2017

This bill amends the Act of August 4, 1947 (commonly known as the Stigler Act) to revise the qualifications that must be met by a person who inherits land originally allotted to members of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma (the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Cherokee, and Seminole tribes) for that land to remain in restricted status. When land is in restricted status, it is not subject to taxation and may not be sold or transferred without permission of the Department of the Interior.

Under current law, the restricted fee status of land allotted to the Five Tribes is maintained only if the individual holding title has at least 50% Indian blood from one of the Five Tribes. This bill removes this requirement. Thus, the restricted fee status is maintained for all lineal descendants of an original enrollee whose name appears on the membership rolls of the Five Tribes.

Text (7)
November 29, 2018
September 17, 2018
September 12, 2018
August 21, 2018
Amendments (1)
Dec 13, 2018
Agreed to in Senate
2
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 4110
To clarify certain provisions.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Created
May 24, 2017 3:11:40 AM
Record Updated
Feb 1, 2022 11:12:05 AM