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H.R. 3879: Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act

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To modify the procedures for issuing special recreation permits for certain public land units, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Debra Haaland

Sponsor. Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2019
Length: 33 pages
Jul 23, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Ordered Reported on Jul 29, 2020

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 29, 2020.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Vice Chair Haaland Passes Three Bills Out of Committee
    — Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM1] (Sponsor) on Jul 29, 2020

Curtis Champions Bipartisan Lands Bills to Reduce the Cost and Complexity of Recreation
    — Rep. John Curtis [R-UT3] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 19, 2019

TOMORROW: Vice Chair Haaland to Move SOAR Act, Indigenous Business Incubators Bill, Acequia Protections Through Committee
    — Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM1] (Sponsor) on Jul 28, 2020

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Jul 23, 2019

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Sep 19, 2019
Considered by National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands

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Jul 29, 2020
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