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H.R.2954: Public Access and Lands Improvement 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 Jeff Miller, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Aug. 1, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

Public Access and Lands Improvement Act - Title I: Santa Rosa Island Title Fairness and Land Preservation Act - Santa Rosa Island Title Fairness and Land Preservation Act - (Sec. 102) Authorizes Escambia County, Florida, at its discretion, to convey or dispose of all of its interest in any part of the property on Santa Rosa Island that was conveyed to it by the federal government pursuant to a specified Act and deed to any person or entity, free from any restriction on conveyance or reconveyance in such Act or deed.

Prohibits persons or entities holding a leasehold interest in such property from being required to involuntarily accept a fee interest in lieu of their leasehold interest.

Requires Escambia County within two years of enactment of this Act, to convey to Santa Rosa County, Florida, all interest held in any part of the property that falls within the jurisdictional boundaries of such county. Bars Santa Rosa County from being required to pay any sum f...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 10, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Feb. 6, 2014 The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 2954.
Feb. 6, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Feb. 6, 2014

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 220 - 194 (Roll no. 54).

Feb. 6, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 194 - 222 (Roll no. 53).

Feb. 6, 2014 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H1680)
Feb. 6, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barber motion to recommit with instructions. Pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to authorize payments to counties pursuant to the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program for fiscal years 2015 through 2020. The amendment would also authorize $50,000,000 to the FLAME Fund for wildfire suppression on public lands and $50,000,000 for hazardous fuels reduction on public lands. The reservation of a point of order was subsequently withdrawn.
Feb. 6, 2014 Mr. Barber moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources. (consideration: CR H1679-1680; text: CR H1679)
Feb. 6, 2014 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H1668-1672)
Feb. 6, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H1679)
Feb. 6, 2014 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2954.
Feb. 6, 2014 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
Feb. 6, 2014 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Feb. 6, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1677-1681)
Feb. 6, 2014 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2954 as unfinished business.
Feb. 6, 2014 On motion to rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Feb. 6, 2014 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to rise.
Feb. 6, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 472, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (AK) Part A amendment No. 5.
Feb. 6, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 472, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock Part A amendment No. 4.
Feb. 6, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Labrador Part A amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings (WA) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Feb. 6, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 472, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Labrador Part A amendment No. 3.
Feb. 6, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 472, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lummis Part A amendment No. 2.
Feb. 6, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grijalva Part A amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Feb. 6, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 472, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva Part A amendment No. 1.
Feb. 6, 2014 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2954.
Feb. 6, 2014 The Speaker designated the Honorable Jeff Denham to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Feb. 6, 2014 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 472 and Rule XVIII.
Feb. 6, 2014 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2954 and H.R. 3964. The resolution provides one hour of general debate for each bill. In each instance, the resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee Report 113-340. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
Feb. 6, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 472. (consideration: CR H1662-1677)
Feb. 4, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 472 Reported to House. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2954 and H.R. 3964. The resolution provides one hour of general debate for each bill. In each instance, the resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee Report 113-340. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
Dec. 16, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 214.
Dec. 16, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-296.
Oct. 30, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Oct. 30, 2013 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
Oct. 3, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Aug. 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Aug. 1, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.