S. 255: North Fork Watershed Protection Act of 2013

Feb 07, 2013
Reported by Committee
20% chance of being enacted
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Max Baucus
Senator from Montana
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Last Updated
Sep 10, 2013
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 233 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 31, 2011

H.R. 2259 (Related)
North Fork Watershed Protection Act of 2014

Passed House
Last Action: Mar 04, 2014


The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on June 18, 2013.

Introduced Feb 07, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 07, 2013
Reported by Committee Jun 18, 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 certain Federal land and interests in that land from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws and disposition under the mineral and geothermal leasing laws.


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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

Public Lands, Forests, and Mining

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9/10/2013--Reported to Senate amended.
North Fork Watershed Protection Act of 2013 - Withdraws federally owned land or interest in land within the North Fork Lands Withdrawal Area in Montana from: (1) all forms of location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (2) disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing.
Provides that nothing in this Act prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from taking any action necessary to complete any requirement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) or the Endangered Species Act of 1973 concerning surface-disturbing activity that occurs on any lease issued before this Act's enactment.

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