S. 3126, A bill to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to address the hunting, fishing, trapping, and animal gathering rights of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community, and for other purposes

Source: US Congressional Budget Office

In 1988, the Grand Ronde Reservation Act established a reservation for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and codified limits on the tribe’s hunting, fishing, and trapping rights that the tribe and the state had previously agreed to in a consent decree. Those limitations cannot be modified under current federal law.

S. 3126 would amend the Act to permit the tribe and the state to alter or replace the existing agreement defining the tribe’s rights to use the land.

Using information provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, CBO expects that under the bill the agency would provide technical assistance to the tribe and the state to facilitate any revisions to the agreement. CBO estimates that the cost of those efforts would not be significant; any spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.