Legislation

Official Short: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act

Long Title: To designate as wilderness certain land and inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, and for other purposes.

Sponsors: Mr. Levin and Ms.Stabenow

Status:

  • January 22, 2013.-- Introduced.
  • March 14, 2013.-- Full committee business meeting ordered reported without an amendment.  (voice vote)
  • April 22, 2013.-- Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Wyden without amendment. S. Rept. 113-14  
  • April 22, 2013.--Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 45.
  • June 21, 2013.--Referred to  House Committee on Natural Resources.
  • March 4, 2014.--Passed in House; Agreed by voice vote.
  • March 6, 2014.--Presented to President.
  • March 13, 2014.--Signed by President
  • March 13, 2014.--Bill became Public Law, 113-87.

                                                  S.23

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act (Introduced in Senate - IS)

S 23 IS

113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 23

To designate as wilderness certain land and inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 22 (legislative day, January 3), 2013

Mr. LEVIN (for himself and Ms. STABENOW) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To designate as wilderness certain land and inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act'.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
      (1) MAP- The term `map' means the map consisting of 6 sheets entitled `Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Proposed Wilderness Boundary', numbered 634/80,083B, and dated November 2010.
      (2) SECRETARY- The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the Interior.

SEC. 3. SLEEPING BEAR DUNES WILDERNESS.

    (a) Designation- In accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), certain land and inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore comprising approximately 32,557 acres along the mainland shore of Lake Michigan and on certain nearby islands in Benzie and Leelanau Counties, Michigan, as generally depicted on the map, is designated as wilderness and as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System, to be known as the `Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness'.
    (b) Map-
      (1) AVAILABILITY- The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in appropriate offices of the National Park Service.
      (2) CORRECTIONS- The Secretary may correct any clerical or typographical errors in the map.
      (3) LEGAL DESCRIPTION- As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare a legal description of the wilderness boundary and submit a copy of the map and legal description to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate and the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives.
    (c) Road Setbacks- The wilderness boundary shall be--
      (1) 100 feet from the centerline of adjacent county roads; and
      (2) 300 feet from the centerline of adjacent State highways.

SEC. 4. ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) In General- Subject to valid existing rights, the wilderness area designated by section 3(a) shall be administered by the Secretary in accordance with the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), except that--
      (1) any reference in the Wilderness Act to the effective date of that Act shall be considered to be a reference to the date of enactment of this Act; and
      (2) any reference in the Wilderness Act to the Secretary of Agriculture shall be considered to be a reference to the Secretary.
    (b) Maintenance of Roads Outside Wilderness Boundary- Nothing in this Act prevents the maintenance and improvement of roads that are located outside the boundary of the wilderness area designated by section 3(a).
    (c) Fish and Wildlife- Nothing in this Act affects the jurisdiction of the State of Michigan with respect to the management of fish and wildlife, including hunting and fishing within the national lakeshore in accordance with section 5 of Public Law 91-479 (16 U.S.C. 460x-4).
    (d) Savings Provisions- Nothing in this Act modifies, alters, or affects--
      (1) any treaty rights; or
        (2) any valid private property rights in existence on the day before the date of enactment of this Act.