S.108 – Authorizing Seminole Tribe to lease or transfer certain lands
Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
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The U.S. House of Representatives considers S.108, a bill benefiting the Seminole Tribe, on November 1, 2021.

The bill authorizes the tribe to lease or transfer certain lands in Florida without running afoul of the Indian Nonintercourse Act. The colonial-era law otherwise requires Congressional approval for every single land transaction.

Similar measures have been enacted for other Indian nations in the past.

Following consideration of the bill, a Republican member of the House requested a recorded vote on S.108. As a result, further proceedings were postponed.

However, it is expected that the measure will pass as soon as November 2, according to the Majority Leader, or sometime during the week.

The U.S. Senate already approved S.108 so all that’s needed is passage in the House for the bill to be sent to President Joe Biden for his signature.

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