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H.R. 5133 (115th): Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization of 2018


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 9, 2018 (Reported by House Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


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Union Calendar No. 478

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5133

[Report No. 115–625]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 1, 2018

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

April 9, 2018

Additional sponsors: Mr. Tipton and Mr. Gianforte

April 9, 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 1, 2018


A BILL

To reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization of 2018.

2.

Federal land transaction facilitation act

The Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act is amended—

(1)

in section 203(1) (43 U.S.C. 2302(1)), by striking cultural, or and inserting cultural, recreational access and use, or other;

(2)

in section 203(2) (43 U.S.C. 2302(2))—

(A)

in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking on the date of enactment of this Act was and inserting is;

(B)

by amending subparagraph (A) to read as follows:

(A)

a national monument, area of critical environmental concern, national conservation area, national riparian conservation area, national recreation area, national scenic area, research natural area, national outstanding natural area, priority species and habitats designated in a land use plan in accordance with subpart E (entitled “Fish and Wildlife”) of part I of Appendix C of Bureau of Land Management Land Use Planning Handbook H-1601-1 (Rel 1-1693), a special recreation management area, or a national natural landmark managed by the Bureau of Land Management;

; and

(C)

by amending subparagraph (D) to read as follows:

(D)

a National Forest or National Grassland in the National Forest System; or

;

(3)

in section 203 (43 U.S.C. 2302), by inserting the following paragraph after section 203(2) (and redesignating the following paragraphs accordingly):

(3)

Inaccessible lands that are open to public hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, or other recreational purposes

The term inaccessible lands that are open to public hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, or other recreational purposes means public lands in Alaska and the eleven contiguous Western States (as defined in section 103 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1702)) consisting of at least 640 contiguous acres on which the public is allowed under Federal or State law to hunt, fish, target shoot or use the land for other recreational purposes but—

(A)

to which there is no public access or egress; or

(B)

to which public access or egress to the land is significantly restricted, as determined by the Secretary.

; and

(4)

in section 205 (43 U.S.C. 2304)—

(A)

in subsection (a), by striking section 206 and all that follows through the period and inserting the following:

section 206—

(1)

to complete appraisals and satisfy other legal requirements for the sale or exchange of public land identified for disposal under approved land use plans under section 202 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1712);

(2)

not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization of 2018, to establish and make available to the public, on the website of the Department of the Interior, a database containing a comprehensive list of all the land referred to in paragraph (1); and

(3)

to maintain the database referred to in paragraph (2).

; and

(B)

by striking subsection (d);

(5)

in section 206(c)(2) (43 U.S.C. 2305(c)(2))—

(A)

in subparagraph(A)(i), by striking inholdings; and and inserting inholdings;;

(B)

in subparagraph (A)(ii), by striking exceptional resources. and inserting exceptional resources; or;

(C)

in subparagraph (A), by inserting after clause (ii), (iii) adjacent to inaccessible lands open to public hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, or other recreational purposes.; and

(D)

by adding at the end the following:

(E)

Any funds made available under subparagraph (D) that are not obligated or expended by the end of the fourth full fiscal year after the date of the sale or exchange of land that generated the funds may be expended in any State.

;

(6)

in section 206(c)(3) (43 U.S.C. 2305(c)(3))—

(A)

by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following:

(B)

the extent to which the acquisition of the land or interest therein will increase the public availability of resources for, and facilitate public access to, hunting, fishing, and other recreational activities;

; and

(B)

by redesignating subparagraphs (B) and (C) as subparagraphs (C) and (D);

(7)

by striking section 206(f) (43 U.S.C. 2305(f)); and

(8)

in section 207(b) (43 U.S.C. 2306(b))—

(A)

in paragraph (1)—

(i)

by striking 96–568 and inserting 96–586; and

(ii)

by striking ; or and inserting a semicolon;

(B)

in paragraph (2)—

(i)

by inserting Public Law 105–263; before 112 Stat.; and

(ii)

by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and

(C)

by adding at the end the following:

(3)

the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2006 (Public Law 109–432; 120 Stat. 3028);

(4)

the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004 (Public Law 108–424; 118 Stat. 2403);

(5)

subtitle F of title I of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 111–11);

(6)

subtitle O of title I of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (16 U.S.C. 460www note, 1132 note; Public Law 111–11);

(7)

section 2601 of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111–11; 123 Stat. 1108); or

(8)

section 2606 of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111–11; 123 Stat. 1121).

.

April 9, 2018

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