Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 2.djvu/313

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PUBLIC LAW 101-503 —NOV. 3, 1990 104 STAT. 1293 (8) An analysis of historic land values indicates that the payments made under the original lease agreement and under the settlement described in paragraph (2)(E) were well below the actual lease value of the property. (4) The approaching expiration of the Salamanca and congressional village leases on February 19, 1991, has created significant uncertainty and concern on the part of the city of Salamanca and Salamanca residents, and among the residents of the congressional villages, many of whose families have resided on leased lands for generations. (5) The future economic success of the Seneca Nation, city, and congressional villages is tied to the securing of a future lease agreement. (6) The Federal and State governments have agreed that there is a moral responsibility on the part of both governments to help secure a fair and equitable settlement for past inequities. (b) PURPOSE.—It is the purpose of this Act— (1) to effectuate and support the Agreement between the city and the Seneca Nation, and facilitate the negotiation of new leases with lessees in the congressional villages; (2) to assist in resolving the past inequities involving the 1890 leases and to secure fair and equitable compensation for the Seneca Nation based on the impact of these leases on the economy and culture of the Seneca Nation; (3) to provide a productive environment between the Seneca Nation and lessees for negotiating the leases provided for under the Agreement; (4) to provide stability and security to the city and the congressional villages, their residents, and businesses; (5) to promote the economic growth of the city and the congressional villages; (6) to promote economic self-sufficiency for the Seneca Nation and its members; (7) to promote cooperative economic and community development efforts on the part of the Seneca Nation and the city; and (8) to avoid the potential legal liability on the part of the United States that could be a direct consequence of not reaching a settlement. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. 25 USC 1774a. For the purposes of this Act— (1) the term "1890 lease" means a lease made by the Seneca Nation which is subject to— (A) the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the Seneca Nation of New York Indians to lease lands within the Cattaraugus and Allegany Reservations, and to confirm existing leases" approved February 19, 1875 (chap. 90, 18 Stat. 330); and (B) the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the Seneca Nation of New York Indians to lease lands within the Cattaraugus and Allegany Reservations, and to confirm existing leases" approved September 30, 1890 (chap, 1132, 26 Stat. 558); (2) the term "Agreement" means the document executed by the Seneca Nation and the city entitled "Agreement between