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H.R.1785: Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area 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 Dave Reichert, R-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 26, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 22, 2014
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Bill Summary

Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area Act - (Sec. 3) Establishes the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the state of Washington, consisting of specified land in King and Kittitas counties.

Allows King or Kittitas county to elect at any time to be excluded from the Heritage Area.

Requires the Secretary of the Interior to select the local coordinating entity for the Heritage Area.

(Sec. 4) Requires the coordinating entity to submit a proposed management plan to King and Kittitas counties for approval before submitting the plan to the Secretary.

Requires the plan to include: (1) consideration of the state of Washington's government plans; (2) descriptions of partnership collaborations and actions that governments, private organizations, and individuals have agreed to take to protect the area; and (3) recommendations to coordinate federal, state, and local programs, including the role of the National Park Service (NPS).(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 22, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 523.
Dec. 22, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-692.
Nov. 19, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Nov. 19, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 19, 2014 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
July 29, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
April 26, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.