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Text of the National Wildlife Refuge Review Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on July 24, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 20, 2013 (Reported by House Committee).

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Union Calendar No. 158

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 638

[Report No. 113–218]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 13, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Jones, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Posey, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Amodei, Mrs. Blackburn, and Mr. Southerland) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

September 20, 2013

Additional sponsors: Mrs. Lummis and Mr. Duncan of South Carolina

September 20, 2013

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


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 2013 .

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 January 3, 2013.

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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 January 3, 2013.

September 20, 2013

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed