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H.R.4309: To amend the Sikes Act to make certain improvements to the administration of cooperative agreements for land management related to Department of Defense readiness activities, and for other purposes.

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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 Madeleine Z. Bordallo, D-Guam
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced March 26, 2014
Latest Major Action Dec. 8, 2014
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Bill Summary

Amends the Sikes Act (conservation programs on federal lands) to allow funds appropriated to the Department of Defense (DOD) that are obligated to cooperative agreements with states, local governments, Indian tribes, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals for maintenance and improvement of natural resources located off of military or state-owned National Guard installations (but that are related to current or anticipated military activities) to be:

  • paid in a lump sum and include an amount intended to cover the future costs of the activities under the agreement;
  • invested by the recipient in accordance with the recipient's own investment management guidelines, with any investment interest or income permitted to be applied for the same purposes as the principal; and
  • used only for the direct costs of maintaining and improving the natural resources pursuant to an approved DOD Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan and for certain indire...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 8, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 485.
Dec. 8, 2014 Committee on Armed Services discharged.
Dec. 8, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-647, Part I.
July 1, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
April 9, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
April 9, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 9, 2014 Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs Discharged.
April 1, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
March 26, 2014 Referred to House Armed Services
March 26, 2014 Referred to House Natural Resources