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Text of the National Wildlife Refuge Review Act of 2011

This bill was introduced on September 22, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 22, 2011 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3009

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 22, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to require that any new national wildlife refuge may not be established except as expressly authorized by statute.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the National Wildlife Refuge Review Act of 2011.

2.

Prohibition on establishment of new national wildlife refuges

(a)

In general

Section 4(a) of the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(6)

The Secretary may not establish any national wildlife refuge except as expressly authorized by a law enacted after September 30, 2011.

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(b)

Existing refuges not affected

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall not apply with respect to any national wildlife refuge established on or before September 30, 2011.