H.R. 2197: York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2014

May 23, 2013
Passed House
20% chance of being enacted
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Chellie Pingree
Representative for Maine's 1st congressional district
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Mar 05, 2014
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Last Action: Sep 18, 2013


This bill passed in the House on March 4, 2014 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Introduced May 23, 2013
Referred to Committee May 23, 2013
Reported by Committee Jul 24, 2013
Passed House Mar 04, 2014
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

20% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the York River and associated tributaries for study for potential inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.


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1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

House Natural Resources

Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

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3/4/2014--Passed House without amendment.
York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2014 - Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a specified segment of the York River in Maine and all of its associated tributaries for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Requires the Secretary of the Interior to study the York River to:
(1) determine the designation's effect on existing commercial and recreational activities, the construction and operation of energy production and transmission infrastructure, and the authority of state and local governments to manage those activities; and
(2) identify all authorities that will authorize or require the Secretary to influence local land use decisions (such as zoning) or place restrictions on non-federal land if designated under this Act, all authorities that the Secretary may use to condemn property, and all private property located in the area studied pursuant to this Act.

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