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H.R.1294: Self-Sufficient Community Lands 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 Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho
Total Cosponsors 7 (All Republicans)
Introduced March 20, 2013
Latest Major Action April 11, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Self-Sufficient Community Lands Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to establish the community forest demonstration area or areas of a state, consisting of National Forest System (NFS) land, at the request of a Board of Trustees appointed by a governor to manage such land in that state.

Conditions establishment of an area upon: (1) inclusion of at least 200,000 acres of NFS land; (2) a state has a forest practices law or regulatory structure applicable to state or privately owned forest land; (3) agreement with the governor by the county in which the land is located requiring the county, in using revenues received from the area, to continue to meet obligations under applicable state law pursuant to the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 or other provisions concerning payment of receipts for the benefit of public schools and roads.

Excludes from a community forest demonstration area land that is a component of the Natio...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 11, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 2, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
March 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
March 20, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
March 20, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture