H.R. 1112 (104th): To transfer management of the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma to the State of Oklahoma.

104th Congress, 1995–1996. Text as of Mar 02, 1995 (Introduced).

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HR 1112 IH1S

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1112

To transfer management of the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma to the State of Oklahoma.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 2, 1995

Mr. BREWSTER (for himself, Mr. YOUNG of Alaska, Mr. COBURN, Mr. ISTOOK, Mr. LARGENT, Mr. LUCAS, Mr. WATTS of Oklahoma, Mr. ABERCROMBIE, Mr. BAESLER, Mr. BAKER of California, Mr. BALLENGER, Mr. BARCIA, Mr. BARRETT of Nebraska, Mr. BONILLA, Mr. BROWDER, Mr. CAMP, Mrs. CHENOWETH, Mr. COBLE, Mr. CONDIT, Mr. CRAMER, Mr. CRAPO, Ms. DANNER, Mr. DEAL of Georgia, Mr. DELAY, Mr. DICKEY, Mr. DOOLEY, Mr. EDWARDS, Mr. FIELDS of Texas, Mr. GANSKE, Mr. PETE GEREN of Texas, Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas, Mr. HALL of Texas, Mr. HANCOCK, Mr. HAYES, Mr. HERGER, Mr. HOBSON, Mr. LAUGHLIN, Mr. LIPINSKI, Mr. MCINNIS, Mr. MONTGOMERY, Mr. NEY, Mr. ORTIZ, Mr. ORTON, Mr. PARKER, Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota, Mr. POSHARD, Mr. ROBERTS, Mr. ROSE, Mr. SCHAEFER, Mr. SCHUMER, Mr. SMITH of Michigan, Mr. STENHOLM, Mr. TANNER, Mr. TAUZIN, Mr. THORNTON, Mrs. THURMAN, Mr. VOLKMER, and Mr. ZELIFF) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources


A BILL

To transfer management of the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma to the State of Oklahoma.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. TRANSFER OF MANAGEMENT OF TISHOMINGO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE.

    (a) TRANSFER- Within 30 days after the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall transfer, with the consent of the Governor of Oklahoma, the management of the lands and waters within the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma to the State of Oklahoma for administration by the Director of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (or any successor agency). Such lands and waters shall be managed for the same uses and in the same manner as they were managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service prior to calendar year 1994. Such lands and waters shall continue to be a national wildlife refuge, and the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the national wildlife refuge system shall continue to be applicable to such lands and waters on and after the effective date of such transfer.

    (b) AUTHORIZATION OF FUNDING- For each fiscal year commencing after the enactment of this Act, there is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of the Interior to make annual grants to the State of Oklahoma for management of the lands and waters transferred under subsection (a) an amount equal to 50 percent of the amount made available to the Secretary of the Interior in fiscal year 1994 for the management of such refuge.