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107 STAT. 2018 PUBLIC LAW 103-177 —DEC. 3, 1993 (B) For the purposes of subparagraph (A), a msQority interest in trust or restricted land is an interest greater than 50 percent of the legal or beneficial title. (3) The provisions of subsection (b) shall not apply to a parcel of trust or restricted land if the owners of at least 50 percent ^ of the legal or beneficial interest in such land file with the Secretary a written objection to the application of all or any part of such tribal rules to the leasing of such parcel of land. TITLE II—EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE MANAGEMENT 25 USC 3731. SEC. 201. INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE AGRICULTURE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. (a) AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES INTERN PROGRAM. — (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service, the Secretary shall establish and maintain in the Bureau or other appropriate office or bureau within the Department of the Interior at least 20 agricultural resources intern positions for Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in an agriculture study program. Such positions shall be in addition to the forester intern positions authorized in section 314(a) of the National Indian Forest Resources Management Act (25 U.S.C. 3113(a)). (2)For purposes of this subsection— (A) the term "agricultural resources intern" means an Indian who— (i) is attending an approved postsecondary school in a full-time agriculture or related field, and (ii) is appointed to one of the agricultural resources intern positions established under paragraph (1); (B) the term "agricultural resources intern positions" means positions established pursuant to paragraph (1) for agricultural resources interns; and (C) the term "agriculture study program" includes (but is not limited to) agricultural engineering, agricultural economics, animal husbandry, animal science, biological sciences, geographic information systems, horticulture, range management, soil science, and veterinary science. - (3) The Secretary shall pay, by reimbursement or otherwise, all costs for tuition, books, fees, and living expenses incurred by an agricultural resources intern while attending an approved postsecondary or graduate school in a full-time agricultural study program. (4) An agricultural resources intern shall be required to enter into an obligated service agreement with the Secretary to serve as an emjployee in a professional agriculture or natural resources position with the Department of the Interior or other Federal agency or an Indian tribe for one year for each year of education for which the Secretary pays the intern's educational costs under paragraph (3). (5) An agricultural resources intern shall be required to report for service with the Bureau of Indian Affairs or other bureau or agency sponsoring his internship, or to a designated work site, during any break in attendance at school of more than 3 weeks duration. Time spent in such service shall be counted toward satis-