H.R.291: Black Hills Cemetery 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 Kristi Noem, R-S.D.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action July 25, 2014
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
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  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.)

Black Hills Cemetery Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to convey, to the local communities in South Dakota that are currently managing specified community cemeteries, all interest of the United States in: (1) the parcels of National Forest System land that contain the cemeteries, and (2) up to an additional two acres adjoining each cemetery to ensure that such conveyances include unmarked gravesites and allow for the expansion of those cemeteries.

Requires: (1) each such conveyance to be subject to the condition that the recipient accept the conveyed real property in the condition it is in at the time of conveyance, (2) the conveyed lands to continue to be used in the same manner and for the same purposes as they were used immediately before their conveyance, and (3) the recipients of the parcels of the real proper...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 25, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-131.
July 25, 2014 Signed by President.
July 15, 2014 Presented to President.
July 10, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
July 9, 2014 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
July 9, 2014 Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4355-4364)
May 7, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
May 6, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 6, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 390 - 2 (Roll no. 130). (text: CR H2410)

May 6, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2413)
May 6, 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.
May 6, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 291.
May 6, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2410-2411)
May 6, 2013 Mr. Young (AK) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
April 9, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 14.
April 9, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-26.
March 20, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
March 20, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 20, 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.