S. 1554: HUNT Act

Introduced:
Sep 26, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Martin Heinrich
Junior Senator from New Mexico
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Sep 26, 2013
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6086 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 09, 2012

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on September 26, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Sep 26, 2013
Referred to Committee Sep 26, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

9% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

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

 
Full Title

A bill to direct the heads of Federal public land management agencies to prepare reports on the availability of public access and egress to Federal public land for hunting, fishing, and other recreational purposes, to amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 to provide funding for recreational public access to Federal land, and for other purposes.

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Senate Energy and Natural Resources

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9/26/2013--Introduced.
Hunt Unrestricted on National Treasures Act or HUNT Act - Requires each head of a federal public land management agency (the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management [BLM]), to annually make available to the public on its website a report that includes:
(1) a list of the land more than 640 acres in size under its jurisdiction on which the public is allowed to hunt, fish, or use such land for other recreational purposes and to which there is no public access or egress or to which such access or egress to the land's legal boundaries is significantly restricted;
(2) a list of locations and acreage on such land that the agency head determines have significant potential for use for hunting, fishing, and other recreational purposes; and
(3) a plan to provide such access and egress that is consistent with the travel management plan in effect.
Requires each agency head to make available to the public on the agency's website, and thereafter revise, a list of roads or trails that provide the primary public access and egress to the legal boundaries of contiguous parcels of land equal to more than 640 acres in size under the agency's jurisdiction on which the public is allowed to hunt, fish, or use such lands for other recreational purposes.
Amends the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 to require allotment from the Land and Water Conservation Fund of an amount not less than 1.5% of the moneys appropriated for projects that secure public access to federal land for hunting, fishing, and other recreational purposes through easements, rights-of-way, or fee title acquisitions from willing sellers.

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