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H.R.163: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation 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 Dan Benishek, R-Mich.
Total Cosponsors 11 (4 Democrats, 7 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 4, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 28, 2014
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Bill Summary

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act - Designates specified land and inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan, to be known as the Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness, as wilderness and as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Requires the boundary of the Wilderness to be: (1) 100 feet from the centerline of adjacent county roads, and (2) 300 feet from the centerline of adjacent state highways.

Declares that nothing in this Act creates protective perimeters or buffer zones around any areas designated as wilderness.

Declares that this Act shall have no effect on: (1) the maintenance and improvement of roads located outside the boundary of the Wilderness; (2) Michigan's jurisdiction with respect to the management of fish and wildlife, including hunting and fishing, within the National Lakeshore; (3) overflights of military aircraft; or (4) any treaty rights or any existing vali...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 28, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 272.
Feb. 28, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-366.
Jan. 28, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Jan. 28, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Jan. 28, 2014 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
July 23, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Jan. 31, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Jan. 4, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.