Washington : Government Printing Office
|Chap. 276||Kansas. Jurisdiction over offenses involving certain Indians.|
|Chap. 276||Proviso. Noninterference with jurisdiction of U.S. courts.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That jurisdiction is hereby conferred on the State of Kansas over offenses committed by or against Indians on Indian reservations, including trust or restricted allotments, within the State of Kansas, to the same extent as its courts have jurisdiction over offenses committed elsewhere within the State in accordance with the laws of the State: Provided, however, That nothing herein contained shall deprive the courts of the United States of jurisdiction over offenses defined by the laws of the United States committed by or against Indians on Indian reservations.
Approved, June 8, 1940.