H.R.2197: York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Chellie Pingree, D-Maine
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced May 23, 2013
Latest Major Action July 23, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here, with an updated short title.)

York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2014 - Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a specified segment of the York River in Maine and all of its associated tributaries for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Requires the Secretary of the Interior to study the York River to: (1) determine the designation's effect on existing commercial and recreational activities, the construction and operation of energy production and transmission infrastructure, and the authority of state and local governments to manage those activities; and (2) identify all authorities that will authorize or require the Secretary to influence local land use decisions (such as zoning) or place restrictions on non-federal land if designated under this Act, all authorities that the Secretary may use to conde...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 23, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held.
March 5, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
March 4, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H2139)
March 4, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2197.
March 4, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2139-2141)
March 4, 2014 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Sept. 20, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 163.
Sept. 20, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-223.
July 24, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
July 24, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 24, 2013 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
June 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
May 23, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.