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H.R. 1941: Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 28, 2019 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 1941


March 28, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Rooney of Florida, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Van Drew, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Rouda, Mr. Pappas, Mr. Gallego, Ms. Velázquez, Ms. Hill of California, Mr. Panetta, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Mr. Beyer, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Ms. Jayapal, Ms. Shalala, Ms. Haaland, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. McEachin, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Kim, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Mr. Case, Mr. Schiff, Ms. Castor of Florida, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Levin of California, Mr. Soto, and Mr. Cox of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior including in any leasing program certain planning areas, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act.


Prohibition on leasing in certain planning areas

Section 18 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act is amended by redesignating subsections (g) and (h) as subsections (h) and (i) respectively, and by inserting after subsection (f) the following:


The Secretary shall not include in any leasing program under this section any area within the Atlantic Region planning areas or the Pacific Region planning areas, as such planning areas are described in the document entitled Draft Proposed Program Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program 2019–2024, dated January 2018.