S. 170: Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act

Introduced:
Jan 29, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

H.R. 1825 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Jun 12, 2013

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Sponsor
Lisa Murkowski
Senior Senator from Alaska
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 29, 2013
Length
13 pages
Related Bills
S. 2066 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 02, 2012

H.R. 1825 (Related)
Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 12, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 29, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 29, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 29, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

5% chance of getting past committee.
1% 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 recognize the heritage of recreational fishing, hunting, and recreational shooting on Federal public land and ensure continued opportunities for those activities.

Summary

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Cosponsors
13 cosponsors (12R, 1D) (show)
Committees

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

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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.


1/29/2013--Introduced.
Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act - Requires a federal public land management official, in cooperation with the respective state and fish and wildlife agency, to exercise the authority of the official under law, including regarding land use planning, to facilitate the use of, and access to, federal public land for hunting, recreational fishing, and recreational shooting, except as described in this Act.
Requires the heads of federal public land management agencies to exercise their discretion in a manner that supports and facilitates hunting, recreational fishing, and recreational shooting opportunities, to the extent authorized under applicable law.
Requires that Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service land, excluding land on the Outer Continental Shelf, be open to hunting, recreational fishing, or recreational shooting unless the managing agency acts to close lands to such activity.
Permits closures or restrictions on such land for purposes including resource conservation, public safety, energy or mineral production, energy generation or transmission infrastructure, water supply facilities, national security, or compliance with other law.
Allows agencies to: (1) lease or permit use of federal public land for recreational shooting ranges, and (2) designate specific land for recreational shooting activities. Excepts from such use or designation land including a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System, land designated as a wilderness study area or administratively classified as wilderness eligible or suitable, and primitive or semiprimitive areas.
Requires annual reports on closures of federal public lands to hunting, recreational fishing, or recreational shooting. Sets forth requirements for specified closures or significant restrictions involving 1280 or more contiguous acres of federal public land or water to hunting or recreational fishing or related activities.
Instructs federal public land agencies to consult with the advisory councils specified in Executive Orders 12962 (relating to recreational fisheries) and 13443 (relating to the facilitation of hunting heritage and wildlife conservation) in carrying out this Act.

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