P.L. 109-286, The Pueblo de San Ildefonso Claims Settlement Act of 2005
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S. 1773 would ratify a settlement agreement entered into by the Departments of Justice, the Interior, and Agriculture with the Pueblo de San Ildefonso. Under the agreement, the tribe would receive funds from the federal government in exchange for extinguishing certain claims against the government. Funds from the settlement would be used by the tribe to acquire land, including about 7,600 acres of national forest land. The legislation also would allow the sales of about 425 acres of federal land to the county of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and about 740 acres to the Pueblo of Santa Clara. All proceeds from the land sales would be available to the U.S. Forest Service to spend, without further appropriation, to purchase nonfederal lands within or adjacent to national forests in New Mexico.