Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act This bill establishes the Spokane Tribe of Indians Recovery Trust Fund to compensate the Spokane Business Council for the use of tribal lands for the generation of hydropower from the Grand Coulee Dam. The council must prepare a plan for the use of those payments to promote any combination of: (1) economic development; (2) infrastructure development; or (3) educational, health, recreational, and social welfare objectives of the tribe and its members. The Bonneville Power Administration must make specified settlement payments to the tribe. Payments made to the council or tribe may be used or invested by the council in the same manner as other tribal governmental funds. Deposit of amounts in the fund extinguishes all monetary claims that the tribe may have against the United States to a fair share of the annual hydropower revenues generated by the Grand Coulee Dam.
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House IntroReferral: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.Tue, Oct 9th 2018
House Floor: Received in the House.Tue, Oct 9th 2018
Senate Floor: Message on Senate action sent to the House.Fri, Oct 5th 2018
Senate Floor: Passed Senate with amendments by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6546-6549; text: CR S6548-6549)Thu, Oct 4th 2018
Senate Floor: Passed Senate with amendments by Voice Vote.Thu, Oct 4th 2018
Senate Calendars: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 397.Mon, May 7th 2018
Senate Committee: Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Hoeven with amendments. With written report No. 115-240.Mon, May 7th 2018
Senate Committee: Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.Wed, Feb 14th 2018
Senate IntroReferral: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.Mon, May 1st 2017