H.R. 539 (109th): Caribbean National Forest Act of 2005

Feb 02, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 109-118.
Luis Fortuño
Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico At Large
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Last Updated
Nov 17, 2005
2 pages
Related Bills
S. 272 (identical)

Passed Senate
Last Action: Jul 26, 2005


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 1, 2005.

Introduced Feb 02, 2005
Referred to Committee Feb 02, 2005
Reported by Committee May 18, 2005
Passed House Sep 13, 2005
Passed Senate Nov 16, 2005
Signed by the President Dec 01, 2005
Full Title

To designate certain National Forest System land in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System.


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15 cosponsors (11D, 4R) (show)

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12/1/2005--Public Law.
Caribbean National Forest Act of 2005 - Designates the El Toro Wilderness in the Caribbean National Forest/Luquillo Experimental Forest in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System.
Prohibits anything in this Act from precluding the installation and maintenance of hydrologic, meteorological, climatological, or atmospheric data collection and remote transmission facilities that are essential to the scientific research purposes of the Luquillo Experimental Forest.

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