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H.R. 6599 (115th): To modify the application of temporary limited appointment regulations to the National Park Service, and for other purposes.

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 6599 would allow the Director of the National Park Service to modify regulations related to the hiring of temporary seasonal workers for the National Park Service.

Thousands of temporary National Park Service (NPS) employees are hired to assist permanent staff at park sites and offices, including park rangers, firefighters, trail crews, fee collectors, and law enforcement officers. Many NPS temporary employees will return to work at the same park for many seasons. Under current government-wide regulations (5 C.F.R. 316-401-402), temporary seasonal employees can be rehired at ...

Sponsor and status

Steve Knight

Sponsor. Representative for California's 25th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Jul 26, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 25, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.


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Knight Introduces Bill to Support National Park Workers
    — Rep. Steve Knight [R-CA25, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Jul 31, 2018

Congressman Panetta Co-Introduces Bill to Support National Park Workers
    — Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 2, 2018

The Week Ahead - scheduled votes, committee action and other important notes for the week of September 24, 2018
    — Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] on Sep 24, 2018

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Jul 26, 2018

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Sep 5, 2018
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Sep 25, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 25, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

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Dec 12, 2018
Considered by National Parks

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H.R. 6599 (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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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