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S. 904: Modernizing Access to Our Public Land Act

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A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works to digitize and make publicly available geographic information system mapping data relating to public access to Federal land and waters for outdoor recreation, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

James Risch

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Idaho. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 28, 2022
Length: 14 pages
Introduced
Mar 23, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 3113: Modernizing Access to Our Public Land Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 29, 2022. (compare text)
Cosponsors

17 Cosponsors (10 Democrats, 6 Republicans, 1 Independent)

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Risch-Sponsored MAPLand Act, Legislative Priorities Pass in Committee
    — Sen. James Risch [R-ID] (Sponsor) on Nov 18, 2021

ICYMI: Risch-sponsored MAPLand Act to digitize public land information
    — Sen. James Risch [R-ID] (Sponsor) on Apr 23, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 904 will add $48 million in new spending through 2026.

History

Mar 23, 2021
 
Introduced

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

Jun 16, 2021
 
Considered by Public Lands, Forests, and Mining

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

Nov 18, 2021
 
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.

Feb 28, 2022
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Energy and 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.

S. 904 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 S. 904. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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