Legislation

Jun 24 2014

S. Res. 483

Long Title: A resolution establishing a point of order against legislation selling Federal land in order to reduce the deficit.

Sponsors: Mr. Walsh, Mr. Heinrich and Mr. Udall of Colorado.

STATUS:

  • June 24, 2014.--Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
  • June 24, 2014.--Referred to Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.RES.483

Establishing a point of order against legislation selling Federal land in order to reduce the deficit. (Introduced in Senate - IS)

SRES 483 IS

113th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. RES. 483

Establishing a point of order against legislation selling Federal land in order to reduce the deficit.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 24, 2014

Mr. WALSH (for himself, Mr. HEINRICH, and Mr. UDALL of Colorado) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


RESOLUTION

Establishing a point of order against legislation selling Federal land in order to reduce the deficit.

Resolved,

SECTION 1. POINT OF ORDER AGAINST SELLING FEDERAL LAND IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE DEFICIT.

    (a) In General- Except as provided in subsection (b), it shall not be in order in the Senate to consider any bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, amendment between the houses, or conference report that sells any Federal land and uses the proceeds of the sale to reduce the Federal deficit.
    (b) Exception- Subsection (a) shall not apply to the sale of Federal land as part of a program that acquires land in the same State that is of comparable value or contains exceptional resources.
    (c) Supermajority Waiver and Appeal in the Senate-
      (1) WAIVER- This section may be waived or suspended only by the affirmative vote of three-fifths of the Members, duly chosen and sworn.
        (2) APPEAL- An affirmative vote of three-fifths of the Members, duly chosen and sworn, shall be required to sustain an appeal of the ruling of the Chair on a point of order raised under this section.