Land Lease Bill Unlocks Tribal Leasing Opportunities

Law360, New York (July 23, 2012, 8:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate’s passage last week of a bill that would streamline building projects on American Indian lands by allowing tribes to bypass approval from the secretary of the interior could open up a world of opportunities for both private and public development, experts said Monday.

H.R. 205, the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Home Ownership Act, or HEARTH Act, removes a regulatory hurdle for tribes looking to lease restricted land. Touted by author Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., as a way to help Native American...
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