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H.R.1676: Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area Establishment 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 Paul Cook, R-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced April 23, 2013
Latest Major Action June 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area Establishment Act - (Sec. 2) Designates approximately 188,000 acres of specified public lands and interests administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in San Bernardino County in California as the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area for purposes of public recreation (when the lands are not in use for military training as authorized by this Act) and natural resources conservation.

Withdraws the public lands and interests included in the Area from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws and the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws.

(Sec. 3) Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy (the Secretary) to use parts of the Area twice in each year for up to a total of 60 days a year for: (1) sustained, combined arms, live-fire, and maneuver field training for large-scale Marine air-ground task forces; (2) individual and unit live-fire training range...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 24, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 88.
June 24, 2013 Committee on Armed Services discharged.
June 24, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-123, Part I.
May 15, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
May 15, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 15, 2013 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
April 26, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
April 23, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services
April 23, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources