H.R.573: To amend Public Law 93-435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

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 Gregorio 'Kilili' Camacho Sablan, D-Northern Marina Islands
Total Cosponsors 36 (33 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 6, 2013
Latest Major Action May 16, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Conveys to the government of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands submerged lands surrounding such Islands and extending three geographical miles outward from their coastlines.

Includes the Northern Mariana Islands among the islands where the President may establish naval defensive sea areas and airspace reservations when necessary for national defense.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 16, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
May 15, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 15, 2013 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H2633)
May 15, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 573.
May 15, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2633-2634)
May 15, 2013 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
May 14, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 34.
May 14, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-56.
April 24, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
April 24, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 24, 2013 Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs Discharged.
Feb. 21, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
Feb. 6, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.