H.R.3286: Protecting States, Opening National Parks 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 Steve Daines, R-Mont.
Total Cosponsors 26 (7 Democrats, 19 Republicans)
Introduced Oct. 11, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 22, 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.)

Protecting States, Opening National Parks Act - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to reimburse any state for state funds expended for an activity conducted in FY2014 during the federal government shutdown that was necessary to operate and open to the public a National Park located, in whole or in part, within the state. Requires any such activity to have been: (1) authorized under federal law, (2) conducted in a manner and at a level not substantially greater in scope or cost than how the activity would have been conducted by the federal government, and (3) not a settlement of or defense against a claim of liability on the part of the state.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 22, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 525.
Dec. 22, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-694.
Dec. 4, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Dec. 4, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Dec. 4, 2013 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
Nov. 21, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Oct. 18, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Oct. 11, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.