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H.R. 1349 (115th): To amend the Wilderness Act to ensure that the use of bicycles, wheelchairs, strollers, and game carts is not prohibited in Wilderness Areas, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 16, 2018 (Reported by House Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


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Union Calendar No. 805

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 1349

[Report No. 115–1032]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 2, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Westerman, and Mr. Pearce) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

November 16, 2018

Additional sponsors: Mr. Cramer and Mr. Rohrabacher

November 16, 2018

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on March 2, 2017


A BILL

To amend the Wilderness Act to ensure that the use of bicycles, wheelchairs, strollers, and game carts is not prohibited in Wilderness Areas, and for other purposes.


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Use of certain wheeled devices not prohibited in Wilderness Areas

Section 4 of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133) is amended by adding at the end of subsection (d) the following:

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Allowable uses

Each agency administering any area designated as wilderness may allow the use of motorized wheelchairs, non-motorized wheelchairs, non-motorized adaptive cycles, non-motorized bicycles, non-motorized strollers, non-motorized wheelbarrows, non-motorized survey wheels, non-motorized measuring wheels, or non-motorized game carts within any wilderness area. For the purposes of this paragraph, the term ‘wheelchair’ means a device designed solely for use by a mobility-impaired person for locomotion, that is suitable for use in an indoor pedestrian area.

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November 16, 2018

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed