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H.R.2798: To amend Public Law 106-206 to direct the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to require annual permits and assess annual fees for commercial filming activities on Federal land for film crews of 5 persons or fewer.

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 Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced July 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 29, 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.)

Directs the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) (the Secretary with respect to lands under the respective jurisdiction), for any film crew of five persons or fewer, to require a permit and assess an annual fee of $200 for commercial filming activities or similar projects on federal lands and waterways administered by the Secretary. Makes such a permit valid for such activities or projects that occur in areas designated for public use during public hours on all federal lands and waterways administered by the Secretary for a 12-month period.

Prohibits the Secretary, for persons holding such a permit, from assessing any additional fee for commercial filming activities and similar projects that occur in those areas during those hours.

Bars the Secretary from prohibiting, as a motorized vehicle or under any other purpose...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 29, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 248.
Jan. 29, 2014 Committee on Agriculture discharged.
Jan. 29, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-335, Part I.
Nov. 14, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 15.
Nov. 14, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 14, 2013 Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs Discharged.
Nov. 14, 2013 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
Aug. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
Aug. 2, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
July 30, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
July 30, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
July 23, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
July 23, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources