S. 1750: Public Access to Public Land Guarantee Act

Introduced:
Nov 20, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Nov 20, 2013
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

H.R. 3661 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Dec 05, 2013

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Introduced
Nov 20, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed Senate
Passed House
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Jeff Flake
Junior Senator from Arizona
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Nov 20, 2013
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3661 (Related)
Public Access to Public Land Guarantee Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 05, 2013

 
Full Title

A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into agreements with States and political subdivisions of States providing for the continued operation, in whole or in part, of public land, units of the National Park System, units of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and units of the National Forest System in the State during any period in which the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture is unable to maintain normal level of operations at the units due to a lapse in appropriations, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Prognosis

7% 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]

Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (3R) (show)
Committees

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

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Library of Congress Summary

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11/20/2013--Introduced.
Public Access to Public Land Guarantee Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA), with respect to land under their respective jurisdictions, pursuant to a state or local government offer, to enter into an agreement under which the United States may accept funds from the state or local government to reopen any unit of the National Park System, the National Wildlife Refuge System, or the National Forest System within the state or local government during any period in which there is a lapse in appropriations for that unit.
Makes such authority effective only during a period in which the Secretary is unable to operate and manage covered units at normal levels.
Requires the appropriate Secretary to refund to the state or local government all amounts it provided to the United States under such an agreement: (1) upon enactment of an Act retroactively appropriating amounts sufficient to maintain normal operating levels at the reopened covered unit, or (2) on the date on which the state or local government establishes that the Secretary collected entrance or user fees for the covered units during the period in which the agreement was in effect.
Allows the appropriate Secretary, if such refund requirements are not met, to reimburse the state or local government voluntarily for any amounts it provided to the United States under such an agreement.

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