Tribal Self-Governance Health Care and Social Services Delivery Effectiveness Evaluation Feasibility Study: Legislative History and Development of Tribal Self-Governance and Contracting - Revised Report. 4.10 Prospects for future legislation

01/24/2003

In the just concluded 107th Congress, Senate Bill 2711 was introduced Technical Corrections to the Indian Self-Determination Act. S.2711 would have added a section providing for the application of laws to administrative appeals. The section also dealt with attorney fees, claims, and incorporation of self-determination provisions, their force and effect, and timing of incorporation during the negotiations process. The bill expired with the end of the Congress but could be reintroduced after the 108th Congress convenes. Further, the report mandated by Title VI of ISDEA, regarding the feasibility of DHHS conducting a demonstration of Tribal self-governance for non-IHS social service programs, to be submitted shortly, could serve to remind the Congress of its interest in extending the reach of Tribal self-governance to additional program areas. Tribes engaged in self-governance have expressed their commitment to pushing legislation in this direction.