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S. 90 (115th): Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

From the summary for H.R. 428, which is the same legislation:

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 ...

Sponsor and status

John Cornyn

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 29, 2018
Length: 10 pages
Jan 10, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 2, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 90 will add $1 million in new spending.


Jan 10, 2017

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Feb 28, 2017
Text Published

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Jul 26, 2017
Considered by Public Lands, Forests, and Mining

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Oct 2, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Dec 11, 2018
Reported by Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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S. 90 (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 S. 90. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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