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use, and dispose of gifts or donations of serv

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gaged in the performance of the duties of the

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Commission. All members of the Commission

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who are officers or employees of the United States shall serve without compensation in addi

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cies under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, while away from their

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homes or regular places of business in the per

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formance of services for the Commission.

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(c) REPORT.-Not later than 2 years after the date

16 of enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the 17 Commission shall prepare and submit to the President, the

18 Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate, and the Com

19 mittee on Resources of the House of Representatives a re

20 port on the implementation of this title that includes any

21 recommendations that the Commission determines to be

22 appropriate.

23 SEC. 106. FUNDING AND IMPLEMENTATION.

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(a) IN GENERAL.-With respect to any agreement or

25 compact between an Indian tribe and a State, the United

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1 States, upon agreement of the parties and the Secretary, 2 may provide financial assistance to such parties for costs

3 of personnel or administrative expenses in an amount not

4 to exceed 100 percent of the costs incurred by the parties

5 as a consequence of that agreement or compact, including

6 any indirect costs of administration that are attributable

7 to the services performed under the agreement or compact.

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(b) ASSISTANCE.—The head of each Federal agency

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may, to the extent allowable by law and subject to the

10 availability of appropriations, provide technical assistance, 11 material support, and personnel to assist States and In

12 dian tribes in the implementation of the agreements or

13 compacts entered into under this title.
14 TITLE II–TORT LIABILITY
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INSURANCE

16 SEC. 201. LIABILITY INSURANCE, WAIVER OF DEFENSE.

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(a) TRIBAL PRIORITY ALLOCATION DEFINED.—The

18 term “tribal priority allocation" means an allocation to a 19 tribal priority account of an Indian tribe by the Bureau

20 of Indian Affairs to allow that Indian tribe to establish

21 program priorities and funding levels. 22 (b) INSURANCE.

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(1) IN GENERAL.-Except as provided in para

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graph (3), not later than 2 years after the date of

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enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall obtain or

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(2) COST-EFFECTIVENESS.-In carrying out

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paragraph (1), take into consideration the ex

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(3) LIMITATION.—If the Secretary determines

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that an Indian tribe, described in paragraph (1), has

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obtained liability insurance in an amount and of the

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type that the Secretary determines to be appropriate

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by the date specified in paragraph (1), the Secretary

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shall not be required to provide additional coverage

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for that Indian tribe.

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(c) REQUIREMENTS.-A policy of insurance or a doc

5 ument for equivalent coverage under subsection (a)(1)

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(1) contain a provision that the insurance car

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rier shall waive any right to raise as a defense the

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sovereign immunity of an Indian tribe with respect

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to an action involving tort liability of that Indian

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tribe, but only with respect to tort liability claims of

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(2) not waive or otherwise limit the sovereign immunity of the Indian tribe outside or beyond the

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(d) PROHIBITION.—No waiver of the sovereign im

20 munity of a Indian tribe under this section shall include

21 a waiver of any potential liability for22

(1) interest that may be payable before judg

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ment; or

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(2) exemplary or punitive damages.

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