H.R.4979: Red River Private Property Protection 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 William M. Thornberry, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 13 (All Republicans)
Introduced June 26, 2014
Latest Major Action Dec. 22, 2014
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Bill Summary

Red River Private Property Protection Act - (Sec. 2) States that the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), disclaims interest to certain lands along a stretch of the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma located south of the South Bank as specified in the Supreme Court decree rendered March 12, 1923, in Oklahoma v. Texas.

(Sec. 3) Directs the BLM to relinquish, disclaim, and transfer, by special warranty deed, all interest of the United States in and to a specified stretch of Red River lands to any claimant who demonstrates: (1) an interest under a chain of title for at least 30 years from the time of submission, (2) a deed recorded in the appropriate county, and (3) payment of all taxes assessed on the land and any interest and penalties associated with any period of tax delinquency.

Requires publication in the Federal Register and on official and appropriate websites of a process for receiving submissions of such do...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 22, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 531.
Dec. 22, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-700.
Nov. 19, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Nov. 19, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 19, 2014 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
July 29, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
July 2, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
June 26, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.