(1) The provisions of RCW 37.12.160
do not affect the validity of any retrocession procedure commenced under RCW 37.12.100
prior to June 7, 2012.
(2) Any Indian tribe that has commenced but not completed the retrocession procedure authorized in RCW 37.12.100
may request retrocession under RCW 37.12.160
in lieu of completing that procedure.
(3) Any Indian tribe that has completed the retrocession procedure authorized in RCW 37.12.100
may use the process authorized under RCW 37.12.160
to request retrocession of any civil or criminal jurisdiction retained by the state under RCW 37.12.120
(4) The provisions of RCW 37.12.120
are not applicable to a civil and/or criminal retrocession that is accomplished in accordance with the requirements of RCW 37.12.160