Legislation

Official Short: Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act of 2013

Long Title: To amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 to provide consistent and reliable authority for, and for the funding of, the land and water conservation fund to maximize the effectiveness of the fund for future generations, and for other purposes.

Sponsors: Mr. Baucus, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Blumenthal, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Burr, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Casey, Mr. Coons, Mr. Franken, Ms. Gillibrand, Mr. Graham, Ms. Hagan, Mr. Harkin, Mr. Heinrich, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Johnson of South Dakota, Mr. King, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Lautenberg, Mr. Levin, Mr. Manchin, Mr. Markey, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Nelson, Mr. Pryor, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Schumer, Ms. Shaheen, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Tester, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Mr. Walsh, Ms. Warren, Mr. Whitehouse, and Mr. Wyden.

STATUS:

  • February 14, 2013.--Introduced.
  • February 26, 2013.--Mr. Bennet, Mr. Blumenthal, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Coons, Mrs. Hagan, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Merkley, Mrs. Shaheen, Mrs. Stabenow, added as cosponsors.
  • February 27, 2013.--Mr. Murphy added as cosponsor.
  • February 28, 2013.--Mrs. Gillibrand added as cosponsor.
  • March 4, 2013.--Ms. Klobuchar added as cosponsor.
  • March 5, 2013.--Mr. Franken added as cosponsor.
  • March 7, 2013.--Mr. Lautenberg added as cosponsor.
  • March 12, 2013.--Ms. Hirono and Mr. King added as cosponsor.
  • March 18, 2013.--Mr. Harkin and Ms. Warren added as cosponsor.
  • March 22, 2013.--Mr. Schatz added as cosponsor.
  • April 8, 2013.--Mr. Whitehouse added as cosponsor.
  • April 10, 2013.--Mr. Levin added as cosponsor.
  • April 25, 2013.--Ms. Baldwin added as cosponsor.
  • July 23, 2013.--Mr. Casey added as cosponsor.
  • July 29, 2013.--Mr. Schumer added as cosponsor.
  • July 31, 2013.--Ms. Cantwell added as cosponsor.
  • September 26, 2013.--Mr. Cardin added as cosponsor.
  • October 9, 2013.--Mr. Markey added as cosponsor.
  • October 15, 2013.--Mr. Sanders added as cosponsor.
  • November 18, 2013.--Mr. Pryor added as cosponsor.
  • December 16, 2013.--Mr. Manchin added as cosponsor.
  • January 27, 2014.--Mr. Bill Nelson added as cosponsor.
  • March 24, 2014.--Mr. Walsh added as cosponsor.

S.338

Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act of 2013 (Introduced in Senate - IS)

S 338 IS

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 338

To amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 to provide consistent and reliable authority for, and for the funding of, the land and water conservation fund to maximize the effectiveness of the fund for future generations, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 14, 2013

Mr. BAUCUS (for himself, Mr. BURR, Mr. WYDEN, Mr. GRAHAM, Mr. UDALL of Colorado, Mr. TESTER, and Mr. UDALL of New Mexico) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 to provide consistent and reliable authority for, and for the funding of, the land and water conservation fund to maximize the effectiveness of the fund for future generations, 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 `Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act of 2013'.

SEC. 2. PERMANENT AUTHORIZATION; FULL FUNDING.

    (a) Purposes- The purposes of the amendments made by subsection (b) are--

      (1) to provide consistent and reliable authority for, and for the funding of, the land and water conservation fund established under section 2 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 460l-5); and

      (2) to maximize the effectiveness of the fund for future generations.

    (b) Amendments-

      (1) PERMANENT AUTHORIZATION- Section 2 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 460l-5) is amended--

      (A) in the matter preceding subsection (a), by striking `During the period ending September 30, 2015, there' and inserting `There'; and

      (B) in subsection (c)(1), by striking `through September 30, 2015'.

      (2) FULL FUNDING- Section 3 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 460l-6) is amended to read as follows:

`SEC. 3. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.

    `Monies covered into the fund under section 2 shall be available for expenditure to carry out the purposes of this Act, without further appropriation.'.

    (c) Public Access- Section 7 of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 460l-9) is amended by adding at the end the following:

      `(d) Public Access- Not less than 1.5 percent of the annual authorized funding amount shall be made available each year for projects that secure recreational public access to existing Federal public land for hunting, fishing, and other recreational purposes.'.