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H.R. 1225: Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act

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Context

$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 ...

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
Introduced
Feb 14, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Ordered Reported on Jun 26, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on June 26, 2019.

Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
Source

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 Norton [D-DC0] (Co-sponsor) on May 16, 2019

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - June 28, 2019
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 2, 2019

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

What stakeholders are saying

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

History

Feb 14, 2019
 
Introduced

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.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1225 is 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.

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