Legislation

Official Short: National Monuments Act of 2011

Long Title: To provide for congressional approval of national monuments and restrictions on the use of national monuments.

Sponsors: Mr. Vitter, Mr. Crapo and Mr. Risch.

STATUS:

  • January 23, 2013.--Introduced.
  • June 4, 2013.--Mr. Crapo added as cosponsor.
  • June 13, 2013.--Mr. Risch added as cosponsor.

S.104

National Monuments Act of 2011 (Introduced in Senate - IS)

S 104 IS

113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 104

To provide for congressional approval of national monuments and restrictions on the use of national monuments.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 23 (legislative day, January 3), 2013

Mr. VITTER introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To provide for congressional approval of national monuments and restrictions on the use of national monuments.

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 `National Monuments Act of 2011'.

SEC. 2. DESIGNATION OF NATIONAL MONUMENTS.

    The Act of June 8, 1906 (16 U.S.C. 431 et seq.), is amended--
      (1) in section 2 (16 U.S.C. 431), by striking `sec. 2. That the' and inserting the following:

`SEC. 2. DESIGNATION OF NATIONAL MONUMENTS.

    `After obtaining congressional approval of the proposed national monument and certifying compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) with respect to the proposed national monument, the'; and
      (2) by adding at the end the following:

`SEC. 5. RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC USE.

    `The Secretary of the Interior shall not implement any restrictions on the public use of a national monument until the expiration of an appropriate review period (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) providing for public input and congressional approval.'.