Public Laws

124th Legislature

Second Regular Session


Parts: A B C D

Chapter 636

H.P. 333 - L.D. 445

PART B

Sec. B-1. 30 MRSA §6203, sub-§8,  as amended by PL 1987, c. 712, §§1 and 2, is further amended to read:

8. Penobscot Indian Reservation.   "Penobscot Indian Reservation" means the islands in the Penobscot River reserved to the Penobscot Nation by agreement with the States of Massachusetts and Maine consisting solely of Indian Island, also known as Old Town Island, and all islands in that river northward thereof that existed on June 29, 1818, excepting any island transferred to a person or entity other than a member of the Penobscot Nation subsequent to June 29, 1818, and prior to the effective date of this Act. If any land within Nicatow Island is hereafter acquired by the Penobscot Nation, or the secretary on its behalf, that land shall must be included within the Penobscot Indian Reservation.

The "Penobscot Indian Reservation" includes the following parcels of land which that have been or may be acquired by the Penobscot Nation from Bangor Pacific Hydro Associates as compensation for flowage of reservation lands by the West Enfield dam: A parcel located on the Mattagamon Gate Road and on the East Branch of the Penobscot River in T.6 R.8 WELS, which is a portion of the "Mattagamon Lake Dam Lot" and has an area of approximately 24.3 acres, and Smith Island in the Penobscot River, which has an area of approximately one acre.

The "Penobscot Indian Reservation" also includes a certain parcel of land located in Argyle, Penobscot County consisting of approximately 714 acres known as the Argyle East Parcel and more particularly described as Parcel One in a deed from the Penobscot Indian Nation to the United States of America dated November 22, 2005 and recorded at the Penobscot County Registry of Deeds in Book 10267, Page 265.

Sec. B-2. Effective date . That section of this Part that amends the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 30, section 6203, subsection 8 does not take effect unless, within 90 days of the adjournment of the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature, the Secretary of State receives written certification by the Tribal Chief and the Council of the Penobscot Nation that the nation has agreed to the provisions of this Part, pursuant to 25 United States Code, Section 1725(e), copies of which must be submitted by the Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Senate, the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Revisor of Statutes; except that in no event may that section of this Part that amends the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 30, section 6203, subsection 8 become effective until 100 days after the adjournment of the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature.

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333