S. 1309: Military Land Withdrawals Act

Jul 16, 2013
Reported by Committee
20% chance of being enacted
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Ron Wyden
Senior Senator from Oregon
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Jul 16, 2013
45 pages
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The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on November 14, 2013.

Introduced Jul 16, 2013
Referred to Committee Jul 16, 2013
Reported by Committee Nov 14, 2013
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
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

A bill to withdraw and reserve certain public land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior for military uses, and for other purposes.


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Public Lands, Forests, and Mining

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Library of Congress Summary

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Withdraws from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws public lands and interests with respect to:
(1) the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in Inyo, Kern, and San Bernardino Counties, California;
(2) the Limestone Hills Training Area in Broadwater County, Montana;
(3) the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range in Imperial and Riverside Counties, California; and
(4) the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in San Bernardino County, California. Reserves the withdrawn lands for specified military and/or non-military uses.
Requires the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of the Navy to maintain a program of decontamination of contamination caused by defense-related uses on the reserved and withdrawn lands.

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