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H.R. 1225 (116th): Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act

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But would it be financially disadvantageous to certain southern states?


$11.9 billion worth of deferred maintenance has been delayed or postponed on national parks. These include transportation infrastructure such as roadways, tunnels, and bridges — and also trails, dams, fortifications, wastewater systems, and more.

The National Parks Service (NPS) proposed budget for 2021 recommends Congress create a dedicated stream of funding for the purpose, using the revenues from energy production such as oil drilling on federal lands.

What the legislation does

The Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act would do the same. The created fund would devote up to 50% of such energy revenues to a restoration fund devoted to national park maintenance, capped at $1.3 billion annually.

None of the funds could be used for land acquisition, …

Sponsor and status

Rob Bishop

Sponsor. Representative for Utah's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 22, 2019
Length: 12 pages
Feb 14, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 26, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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).


329 Cosponsors (201 Democrats, 128 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Kilmer, Bishop Statement on Committee Passage of the Restore Our Parks And Public Lands Act
    — Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA6] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 26, 2019

Norton Highlights Robust Support in the House and Senate for Restoring Neighborhood Parks
    — Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton [D-DC] (Co-sponsor) on May 16, 2019

    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 2, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1225 will add $6.4 billion in new spending through 2029.


Feb 14, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 19, 2019
Considered by House Committee on Natural Resources

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

Jun 26, 2019
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 22, 2019
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

H.R. 1225 (116th) 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. 1225. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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