S. 23: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act

Jan 22, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)
Signed by the President
49% chance of being enacted
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 113-87.
Carl Levin
Senior Senator from Michigan
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Last Updated
Mar 06, 2014
2 pages
Related Bills
S. 140 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed Senate
Last Action: Dec 30, 2012

H.R. 163 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jan 28, 2014


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 13, 2014.

Introduced Jan 22, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 22, 2013
Reported by Committee Mar 14, 2013
Passed Senate Jun 19, 2013
Passed House Mar 04, 2014
Signed by the President Mar 13, 2014

49% 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 designate as wilderness certain land and inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, and for other purposes.


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1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

House Natural Resources

Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

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3/13/2014--Public Law.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act - Designates specified land and inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan, to be known as the Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness, as wilderness and as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System.
Requires the boundary of the Wilderness to be: (1) 100 feet from the centerline of adjacent county roads, and (2) 300 feet from the centerline of adjacent state highways.
Specifies this Act's effect on: (1) the maintenance and improvement of roads located outside the boundary of the Wilderness; (2) Michigan's jurisdiction with respect to the management of fish and wildlife, including hunting and fishing, within the National Lakeshore; and (3) any treaty rights or any existing valid private property rights.

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