P.L. 101–42, Approved June 28, 1989 (103 Stat. 91)

Coquille Restoration Act

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SEC. 3. [25 U.S.C. 715a]  RESTORATION OF FEDERAL RECOGNITION, RIGHTS, AND PRIVILEGES.

(a)  Federal Recognition.—Notwithstanding any provision of law, Federal recognition is hereby extended to the Coquille Indian Tribe. Except as otherwise provided herein, all laws and regulations of general application to Indians or nations, tribes, or bands of Indians that are not inconsistent with any specific provision of this Act shall be applicable to the Tribe and its Members.

(b)  Restoration of Rights and Privileges.—Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, all rights and privileges of this Tribe and of its Members under any Federal treaty, Executive order, agreement or statute or under any other authority, which were diminished or lost under the Act of August 13, 1954 (68 Stat. 724), are hereby restored and provisions of said Act shall be inapplicable to the Tribe and its Members after the date of enactment of this Act.

(c)  Federal Services and Benefits.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law and without regard to the existence of a reservation, the Tribe and its Members shall be eligible, on and after the date of enactment of this Act, for all Federal services and benefits furnished to federally recognized Indian tribes or their members. In the case of Federal services available to members of federally recognized tribes residing on a reservation, Members of the Tribe in the Tribe‚Äôs service area shall be deemed to be residing on a reservation. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Tribe shall be considered an Indian tribe for the purpose of the Indian Tribal Government Tax Status Act (26 U.S.C. 7871).

(d)  Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, and Water Rights.—Nothing in this Act shall expand, reduce, or affect in any manner any hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering, or water right of the Tribe and its Members.

(e)  Indian Reorganization Act Applicability.—The Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984), as amended, shall be applicable to the Tribe and its Members.

(f)  Certain Rights Not Altered.—Except as specifically provided in this Act, nothing in this Act shall alter any property right or obligation, any contractual right or obligation, or any obligation for taxes levied.

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[Internal References.—SSAct §§2(a), 1002(a), 1402(a), 1602(a)(State) 1612(b) and 1613(a) have footnotes referring to Appendix K (this Volume) which provides a list of Federal law provisions, including P.L. 101-42, §3, relating to income and resources.]