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H.R.1017: American Land Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Ted Poe, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced March 6, 2013
Latest Major Action April 2, 2013
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Bill Summary

American Land Act - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA), for FY2013-FY2017, to offer for competitive sale by auction 8% of the federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and 8% of the National Forest System lands.

Requires the lands to be sold to be configured so as to maximize their marketability or to achieve management objectives.

Permits either Secretary to include the mineral rights in a sale of land under this Act for not more than 50% of the total acreage sold, if such inclusion is likely to maximize that land's marketability.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 2, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
March 12, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
March 6, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
March 6, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources