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Text of the Land Acquisition to cut National Debt Act

This bill was introduced on March 6, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 6, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1021

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 6, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To provide that there shall be no net increase in the acres of certain Federal land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, or the Forest Service unless the Federal budget is balanced for the year in which the land would be purchased.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Land Acquisition to cut National Debt Act or the LAND Act .

2.

Department of the interior land acquisition

(a)

In general

The Secretary of the Interior may not use Federal funds to purchase land that would result in a net increase of land acreage that would be under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, or the Bureau of Land Management unless the Federal budget is balanced for the year in which the land would be purchased.

(b)

Duck stamp funds

Subsection (a) shall not apply to land purchased with funds made available through the sale of Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps.

(c)

Easements

Subsection (a) shall not apply to easements acquired by the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate management of Federal lands.

3.

National forest system land acquisition

(a)

In general

The Secretary of Agriculture may not use Federal funds to purchase land that would result in a net increase of land acreage included in the National Forest System unless the Federal budget is balanced for the year in which the land would be purchased.

(b)

Easements

Subsection (a) shall not apply to easements acquired by the Secretary of Agriculture to facilitate management of Federal lands.