H.R.253: Y Mountain Access Enhancement Act

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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 Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action June 18, 2013
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Bill Summary

Y Mountain Access Enhancement Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA), upon request by Brigham Young University, to convey an approximately 80-acre parcel of National Forest System land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah.

Requires the University to pay to the Secretary an amount equal to the fair market value of such land. Requires such consideration to be deposited in the general Treasury fund to reduce the federal deficit.

Directs the University, after the conveyance, to represent that it will: (1) continue allowing the same reasonable public access to the trailhead, and the part of the Y Mountain Trail already owned by the University, as has been historically allowed; and (2) allow such access to the part of the Trail and the "Y" symbol located on the conveyed land.

Requires the exact acreage and legal description of the conveyed land to be determined by a survey that is satisfactory to the Secretary.

Requires Brigham ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 18, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
June 17, 2013 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
June 17, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 17, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 397 - 1 (Roll no. 246). (text: CR H3661-3662)

June 17, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3667-3668)
June 17, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
June 17, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 253.
June 17, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3661-3663)
June 17, 2013 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
June 6, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 68.
June 6, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-98.
April 24, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
April 24, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 24, 2013 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
Jan. 31, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Jan. 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.