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Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules hearing on probate
Posted: Monday, August 1, 2011
Senate Indian Affairs Committee
will hold an oversight hearing this Thursday to discuss the American Indian Probate Reform Act.
Congress passed the law in 2004. It created a federal probate code for Indian beneficiaries, who previously had to adhere to state law.
"The federal probate code is intended to limit fractionation, keep land in the hands of the Indian children of the owner, and encourage the drafting of wills," according to the
National Congress of American Indians
The hearing will take place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building.
OVERSIGHT HEARING on "The American Indian Probate Reform Act: Empowering Indian Land Owners"
(August 4, 2011)
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