About the bill
H.R. 428 requires the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to survey the gradient boundary along the Red River in Oklahoma and Texas. Specifically, the bill:
- Requires the Secretary of the Interior to commission a survey of the entire 116-mile segment of contested land along the Red River to identify the gradient boundary line;
- Specifies the surveyors must be qualified and licensed professionals chosen jointly by the Texas General Land Office and the Oklahoma Commissioners of Land Office, in consultation with federally recognized Indian tribes, to conduct the gradient boundary survey;
- Requires the survey be completed within two years after the enactment of the Act;
- Requires the Secretary to submit the completed survey to the respective state land offices for approval, which are charged with approving the survey and surveys of …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 13th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2017
Length: 9 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 14, 2017 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).
13 Cosponsors (13 Republicans)
Ordered Reported — Oct 2, 2018
What legislators are saying
“Good news from our nation's capital”
— Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13, 1995-2020] (Sponsor) on Aug 2, 2017
“Sessions to BLM - Leave Our Land Alone”
— Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX17] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 14, 2017
“On the House Floor This Week - 2/13/17”
— Rep. John K. Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018] on Feb 13, 2017
Dec 8, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 6479 (114th).
Jan 10, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 14, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
Oct 2, 2018
Considered by Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.
Jan 8, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 346 (116th).
H.R. 428 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 428. 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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