SENATE BILL No. 342
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 1-2-14.
Synopsis: Miami Nation of Indians state tribe recognition. Provides
for the recognition of a Native American Indian tribe that is indigenous
to Indiana as a "state tribe". Provides that a state tribe is not entitled to
any special state right or benefit unless the right or benefit is
specifically conferred upon the state tribe by statute. Provides that the
citizenship criteria used to determine the membership of a state tribe
shall be determined solely by the governing body of the state tribe.
Grants state tribe recognition to the Miami Nation of Indians of the
State of Indiana.
Effective: July 1, 2013.
January 8, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.
First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)
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SENATE BILL No. 342
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 1-2-14; (13)IN0342.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 1-2-14 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS
CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
Chapter 14. State Tribe Recognition
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "state tribe" means a Native
American Indian tribe that is indigenous to Indiana and is granted
state recognition by this chapter.
Sec. 2. This chapter does not confer, reduce, or affect in any
manner any law, rule, or ordinance concerning a state tribe or the
state tribe's enrolled members.
Sec. 3. A state tribe and the state tribe's enrolled members are
not entitled to any special state right or benefit unless the right or
benefit is specifically conferred to the state tribe by statute.
Sec. 4. The citizenship criteria used to determine the
membership for each state tribe shall be determined solely by the
governing body of the state tribe.
Sec. 5. The Miami Nation of Indians of the State of Indiana is
recognized as a state tribe.