Bill Summary for H 280 (2019-2020)
Mar 5 2019
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AN ACT TO MODIFY THE DEFINITION OF THE LUMBEE TRIBE LOCATED IN ROBESON, CUMBERLAND, HOKE, AND SCOTLAND COUNTIES.Intro. by Graham, Pierce.
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Amends GS 71A-3 to recognize Indians residing in Cumberland, Hoke, and Scotland counties, in addition those those living in Robeson County, as part of the Lumbee Tribe. Also provides that those individuals will continue to enjoy all their rights, privileges, and immunities as an American Indian Tribe with a recognized tribal governing body carrying out and exercising substantial governmental duties and powers similar to the State, being recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the US to Indians because of their status as Indians.