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Text of the Preserve Land Freedom For Americans Act of 2010

This bill was introduced on April 13, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 13, 2010 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4996

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 13, 2010

(for herself, Mr. McClintock, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Garrett of New Jersey, Mr. Flake, Mrs. Lummis, and Mr. Duncan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To provide for congressional approval of national monuments and restrictions on the use of national monuments.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Preserve Land Freedom For Americans Act of 2010.

2.

Designation of national monuments

The Act of June 8, 1906 (16 U.S.C. 431 et seq.) is amended—

(1)

in section 2 (16 U.S.C. 431), by striking Sec. 2. That the and inserting the following:

2.

Designation of national monuments

After obtaining congressional approval of the proposed national monument and certifying compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) with respect to the proposed national monument, the

; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

5.

Restrictions on public use

The Secretary of the Interior shall not implement any restrictions on the public use of a national monument until the expiration of an appropriate review period (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) providing for public input and congressional approval.

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