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|Public Law 89-655||Quileute and Hoh Indian Tribes. Judgment funds.|
|Sec. 2||Membership rolls, eligibility.|
|Sec. 3||Quileute Tribe.|
|Sec. 4||Hoh Tribe.|
|Sec. 5||Tribal organizational document.|
|Sec. 7||Income tax exemption.|
|Sec. 8||Rules and regulations.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the unexpended balance of funds on deposit in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the Quileute and Hoh Tribes that were appropriated by the Act of January 6, 1964 (77 Stat. 857), to pay a judgment by the Indian Claims Commission in docket numbered 155, and the interest thereon, after payment of attorney fees and expenses, shall be divided on the basis of tribal membership rolls for the respective groups after approval of such rolls by the Secretary of the Interior, and the funds so divided, including the interest thereon, may be advanced or expended for any purpose that is authorized by the respective tribal governing bodies and approved by the. Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That until the Hoh Indians develop a formal organization with a recognized governing body, their share of the judgment funds, and any other Hoh tribal funds, may be expended by the Secretary for the benefit of the Hoh Reservation and the Hoh tribal members, upon approval by him of plans adopted by a majority of the adult Hoh Indians voting at a general meeting of the tribal membership called by the Secretary.
The Secretary of the Interior shall prepare membership rolls for the Quileute and Hoh Tribes. No person shall be eligible to have his name placed on either membership roll who at the same time is a member of any other tribe, and no person shall be permitted to be enrolled in both the Quileute and Hoh Tribes: Provided, That persons eligible for enrollment or already enrolled with other tribes may relinquish that membership through filing a formal statement of relinquishment with the Secretary according to rules and regulations which he may prescribe.
When preparing a Quileute tribal roll, the Secretary shall employ the criteria in article II of the approved constitution and bylaws of the Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation, except that, in the absence of the 1935 census referred to in article II, section 1(a) of the constitution and bylaws, the Secretary, with the assistance of the governing body of the Quileute Tribe, shall construct a base roll from pertinent records, including other census data, of the same period. No person shall be eligible to have his name placed thereon if born after December 31, 1940. Upon approval of such base roll by the Secretary and the Quileute tribal governing body, it shall henceforth serve as the Quileute base roll for all purposes, the provisions of article II, section 1(a) notwithstanding.
When preparing a Hoh tribal base roll, the Secretary shall include only the names of applicants who demonstrate that their names or the names of lineal ancestors from whom they are descended appear on the Census of the Hoh Indians of Neah Bay Agency, Washington, June 30, 1894. Upon approval by the. Secretary, such roll shall henceforth serve as the Hoh base roll for all purposes.
Upon completion of a Hoh base roll in accordance with section 4 of this Act, the Secretary shall assist the Hoh Indians in developing a tribal organizational document and shall call an election for the purpose of voting on the adoption of such document.
The Secretary is authorized to advance or expend, as provided in section 1 of this Act, the Hoh tribal funds now on deposit, or hereafter placed on deposit, in the Treasury of the United States under the following symbols and titles:
14X7235 Proceeds of Labor, Hoh Indians, Washington;
14X7735 Interest and Accruals on Interest, Proceeds of Labor, Hoh Indians, Washington.
Any part of the funds that may be distributed to individual members of the Quileute and Hoh Tribes under the provisions of this Act shall not be subject to Federal or State income taxes.
The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this Act.
Approved, October 14, 1966.