H.R. 3317 (104th): Yellowstone River Valley Heritage Area Act of 1996

Introduced:
Apr 24, 1996 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Williams
Representative for Montana's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
Read Text »
Last Updated
Apr 24, 1996
Length
26 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on April 24, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 24, 1996
Referred to Committee Apr 24, 1996
 
Full Title

To establish the Yellowstone River Valley Heritage Area in the States of Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

Summary

No summaries available.

Cosponsors
none
Committees

House Natural Resources

Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

 
Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.

Widget

Get a bill status widget for your website »

Citation

Click a format for a citation suggestion:

Notes

H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


4/24/1996--Introduced.
Yellowstone River Valley Heritage Area Act of 1996 - Designates the Yellowstone River Valley Heritage Area in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming. Conditions such designation on the Secretary of the Interior's approval of a compact (which shall relate to the objectives and management of the proposed Heritage Area) and a management plan (which shall present comprehensive recommendations for the conservation, funding, management, and development of such Area). Authorizes the management entity named in the approved compact for the Area to receive Federal funds in support of cooperative partnerships to prepare and implement the management plan regarding the Area. Conditions eligibility for Federal funds on submission of such plan and limits the duration of eligibility to ten years after the Area is designated (with a five-year extension authorized).
Directs the management entity to publish procedures to ensure that the rights of owners of private property are protected, including a process to provide information to such owners with respect to obtaining just compensation due as a result of taking of private property under the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution. Authorizes the Secretary to:
(1) advise State and local governments, nonprofit organizations, and other appropriate entities as to suitable methods of recognizing and preserving thematically and geographically linked natural, historic, and cultural resources and recreational opportunities; and
(2) consider the Area for nomination to the World Heritage List if it meets the nomination qualifications.
Sets forth provisions regarding:
(1) Federal matching grants and technical assistance to governmental units and private nonprofit organizations regarding compacts and management plans;
(2) specified criteria for such assistance;
(3) spending Federal funds on non-federally owned property;
(4) reporting requirements;
(5) duties of Federal entities conducting Area activities; and
(6) the lack of effect of this Act on other land use regulation.
Authorizes appropriations.
Specifies funding limitations.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.


No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.R. 3317 (104th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus