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H.R.3222: Flushing Remonstrance Study 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 Grace Meng, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Sept. 30, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 16, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on April 1, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Flushing Remonstrance Study Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the John Bowne House in Queens, New York, the Friends Meeting House at 137-17 Northern Boulevard, Queens, and other resources in the vicinity of Flushing related to the history of religious freedom during the era of the 1657 signing of the Flushing Remonstrance (the study area).

Requires the Secretary to: (1) evaluate the national significance of the study area's resources; (2) determine the suitability and feasibility of designating resources within the study area as a unit of the National Park System (NPS); (3) identify properties related to the John Bowne House that could potentially meet criteria for designation as a National Historic Landmark; (4) evaluate the impact of the proposed action on the flow of commerc...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 16, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Sept. 15, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Sept. 15, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7494)
Sept. 15, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3222.
Sept. 15, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7494-7495)
Sept. 15, 2014 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
April 1, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 294.
April 1, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-395.
March 13, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
March 13, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 13, 2014 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
Feb. 26, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Oct. 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Sept. 30, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.