PUBLIC LAW 100-580—OCT. 31, 1988
102 STAT. 2935
SEC. 11. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS.
25 USC 13001-10.
(a) ElsTATE FOR SMOKERS FAMILY.—The 20 acre land assignment on the Hoopa Valley Reservation made by the Hoopa Area Field Office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs on August 25, 1947, to the Smokers family shall continue in effect and may pass by descent or devise to any blood relative or relatives of one-fourth or more Indian blood of those family members domiciled on the assignment on the date of enactment of this Act. (b) RANCHERIA MERGER WITH YUROK TRIBE.—If a majority of the adult members of any of the following Rancherias at Resighini, Trinidad, or Big Lagoon, vote to merge with the Yurok Tribe in an election which shall be conducted by the Secretary within ninety days after the date of enactment of this Act, the tribes and reservations of those rancherias so voting shall be extinguished and the lands and members of such reservations shall be part of the Yurok Reservation with the unallotted trust land therein held in trust by the United States for the Yurok Tribe: Provided, however, That the existing governing documents and the elected governing bodies of any rancherias voting to merge shall continue in effect until the election of the Interim Council pursuant to section 9. The Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register a notice of the effective date of the merger.
Federal Register, publication.
(C) P ^ E R V A T I O N OF LEASEHOLD AND ASSIGNMENT RiGHTS OF RANCHERIA RESIDENTS.—Real property on any rancheria that
merges with the Yurok Reservation pursuant to subsection 0)) that is, on the date of enactment of this Act, held by any individual under a lease shall continue to be governed by the terms of the lease, and any land assignment existing on the date of the enactment of this Act shall continue in effect and may pass by descent or devise to any blood relative or relatives of Indian blood of the assignee. SEC. 12. KLAMATH RIVER BASIN FISHERIES TASK FORCE. (a) IN GENERAL.—Section 4(c) of the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the restoration of the fishery resources in the Klamath River Basin, and for other purposes" (16 U.S.C. 460ss-3) is amended— (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking out "12" and inserting in lieu thereof "14"; and (B) by inserting at the end thereof the following new paragraphs: "(11) A representative of the Karuk Tribe, who shall be appointed by the governing body of the Tribe, "(12) A representative of the Yurok Tribe, who shall be appointed by the Secretary until such time as the Yurok Tribe is organized upon which time the Yurok Tribe shall appoint such representative beginning with the first appointment ordinarily occurring after the Yurok Tribe is organized". G)) SPECIAL RULE.—The initial term of the representative l6 USC 460ss-3 appointed pursuant to section 4(c) (11) and (12) of such Act (as added no*©. by the amendment made by subsection (a)) shall be for that time which is the remainder of the terms of the members of the Task Force then serving. Thereafter, the term of such representatives shall be as provided in section 4(e) of such Act.