H.R. 2068: Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization of 2013

Introduced:
May 21, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on May 21, 2013
Prognosis
16% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 21, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
May 21, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Cynthia Lummis
Representative for Wyoming At Large
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
May 21, 2013
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3365 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 04, 2011

S. 2363 (Related)
Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014

Failed Cloture
Last Action: Jul 10, 2014

 
Full Title

To reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Prognosis

38% chance of getting past committee.
16% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Cosponsors
24 cosponsors (14D, 10R) (show)
Committees

House Natural Resources

Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

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Library of Congress Summary

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


5/21/2013--Introduced.
Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization of 2013 - Amends the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA) to reauthorize, until July 25, 2020, the program for the completion of appraisals and satisfaction of other legal requirements for the sale or exchange of public land identified for disposal under approved land use plans under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.
Directs the Secretary of the Interior to:
(1) establish and maintain a database containing a comprehensive list of all of the public land identified for disposal under such plans, and
(2) make such database available to the public on the website of the Department of the Interior.
Allows a state to use any funds made available from the Federal Land Disposal Account for same-state purchases that are not obligated or expended by the end of the fourth fiscal year after the sale or exchange of the land that generated such funds.
Instructs the Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA), in prioritizing the acquisition of inholdings and non-federal lands with exceptional resources, to consider the extent to which the acquisition of the land or interest therein will increase public availability of resources for, and facilitate public access to, hunting, fishing, and other recreational activities.
Requires any remaining balance in the Federal Land Disposal Account to be deposited into the Treasury and used for deficit reduction, except that in the case of a fiscal year for which there is no federal budget deficit, such amounts shall be used to reduce the federal debt.
Makes the FLTFA inapplicable to land eligible for sale under specified public land laws.

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