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

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 16, 2019 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 117

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1941

[Report No. 116–157]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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

July 16, 2019

Additional sponsors: Mr. Blumenauer, Mrs. Luria, Mr. Cartwright, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Peters, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Miss Rice of New York, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Espaillat, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Mr. Himes, Ms. Brownley of California, Ms. Adams, Mr. Harder of California, Ms. Slotkin, and Ms. Sánchez

July 16, 2019

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

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.


1.

Short title

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

2.

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:

(g)

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.

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July 16, 2019

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed