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H.R. 621 (115th): Disposal of Excess Federal Lands Act of 2017

On February 2, 2017 the sponsor of this bill indicated he no longer supported it. It was the fifth time since 2010 that the sponsor proposed the measure as a bill in Congress.

Last updated Apr 2, 2017. View all GovTrack summaries.

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jan 24, 2017.

Disposal of Excess Federal Lands Act of 2017

This bill directs the Department of the Interior: (1) to offer for disposal by competitive sale for not less that fair market value certain federal lands in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming, previously identified in the report submitted to Congress on May 27, 1997, pursuant to the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996, as suitable for disposal or exchange for the purpose of conducting restoration activities in the Everglades region of Florida; and (2) within four years after enactment of this bill, to submit a list of such lands that have not been sold and the reasons why.

All net proceeds from the sale of such lands shall be deposited into the Treasury for reduction of the public debt.