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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2298

Reports.

25 USC 450 note.

PUBLIC LAW 100-472—OCT. 5, 1988

"(d) For the purpose of section 110 of this Act the term 'contract' shall also include agreements authorized by this title. "(e) To the extent feasible, the Secretary shall interpret Federal laws and regulations in a manner that will facilitate the agreements authorized by this title. "SEC. 304. The Secretary shall identify, in the President's annual budget request to the Congress, any funds proposed to be included in the Tribal Self-Governance Project. The use of funds pursuant to this title shall be subject to specific directives or limitations as may be included in applicable appropriations Acts. "SEC. 305. The Secretary shall submit to the Congress a written report on July 1 and January 1 of each of the five years following the date of enactment of this title on the relative costs and benefits of the Tribal Self-Governance Project. Such report shall be based on mutually determined baseline measurements jointly developed by the Secretary and participating tribes, and shall separately include the views of the tribes. "SEC. 306. Nothing in this title shall be construed to limit or reduce in any way the services, contracts or funds that any other Indian tribe or tribal organization is eligible to receive under section 102 or any other applicable Federal law and the provisions of section 110 of this Act shall be available to any tribe or Indian organization which a l l i e s that a funding agreement is in violation of this section.". SEC. 210. SAVINGS PROVISIONS.

Nothing in this Act shall be construed as— (1) affecting, modifying, diminishing, or otherwise impairing the sovereign immunity from suit enjoyed by an Indian tribe; or (2) authorizing or requiring the termination of any existing trust responsibility of the United States with respect to Indian people. 25 USC 450 note.

SEC. 211. SEVERABILITY.

If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any Indian tribe, entity, person or circumstance is held invalid, neither the remainder of this Act, nor the application of any provisions herein to other Indian tribes, entities, persons, or circumstances, shall be affected thereby. Approved October 5, 1988.

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LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 1223 (S. 1703): HOUSE REPORTS: No. 100-393 (Comm. on Interior and Insular Affairs). SENATE REPORTS: No. 100-274 accompanying S. 1703 (Select Comm. on Indian Affairs). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Vol. 133 (1987): Oct. 27, considered and passed House. Vol. 134 (1988): May 27, H.R. 1223 considered and passed Senate, amended. Sept. 9, House concurred in Senate amendment with an amendment. Sept. 15, Senate concurred in House amendment. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 24 (1988): Oct. 5, Presidential statement.