About the bill
H.R. 3186 allows fourth grade students and certain accompanying adults free access to federal public lands and waters administered by the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration where an admission fee is charged. This codifies the existing Every Kid in a Park program and requires a report to Congress on the results of the program for the seven years the program is authorized.
Since 2015, the Department of the Interior, through the “Every Kid in a Park'' initiative, has offered fourth graders and their families free entrance to our national parks and other federal lands. The initiative launched prior to the National Park Service's Centennial in 2016 as one way to connect with and create the next …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018
Length: 6 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 12, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
54 Cosponsors (51 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Tsongas bill, Every Kid Outdoors Act, passes House”
— Rep. Niki Tsongas [D-MA3, 2013-2018] (Sponsor) on Sep 12, 2018
H.R. 3186 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3186. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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