Bill Summary for S 218 (2019-2020)
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AN ACT TO AMEND THE STATE RECOGNITION OF THE LUMBEE TRIBE OF NORTH CAROLINA, TO MAKE CHANGES REGARDING THE CONVEYANCE OF THE LUMBEE TRIBE CULTURAL CENTER, AND TO ESTABLISH THE LUMBEE TRIBE OF NORTH CAROLINA TRUST FUND.Intro. by Britt, Bishop, McInnis.
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House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.
Adds to the definition of Indian Cultural Center site in Section 1, SL 2013-186, to further describe the property by identifying the conveyance to the Lumbee Tribe recorded in the Robeson County Registry.
Amends Section 4, SL 2013-186, regarding the sale of Parcel 1, as defined by Section 1, SL 2013-186. Current law requires the Department of Administration to first offer Parcel 1 to the Lumbee Tribal Administration for purchase, subject to four specified covenants that would run with the land, with the land reverting to the State upon a violation of the covenants. Removes the fourth covenant, which prohibited the sale or lease of the parcel's natural resources.
Requires any funds from the sale or lease of natural resources from the property described as Parcel 1 to be deposited in an escrow account and used only for payment of property taxes, reforestation of the property, and improvements to the property. Directs the Lumbee Tribal Administration to report to the Department of Administration (Department) the sale or lease amount received and deposited into the escrow account within 30 days of the sale or lease of natural resources. Further, requires the Lumbee Tribal Administration to provide detailed annual accounting of the expenditures to the Department.
Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.