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H.R.596: Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act of 2013

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 Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 61 (37 Democrats, 24 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 8, 2013
Latest Major Action July 29, 2014
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Bill Summary

Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act of 2013 - Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require amounts received through FY2020 (currently, through FY2010) from leases under the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 to be available to the Secretary of the Interior to spend in such amounts as are provided in advance appropriations acts for implementing such Acts.

Requires the Secretary of Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to each establish a wind and solar leasing pilot program under which lease sales are conducted on covered public lands administered by the Secretary concerned to carry out wind and solar energy projects. Requires the Secretaries to jointly determine as to whether to expand the pilot program to apply to all covered public lands. Defines "covered land" to mean land that is: (1) public land administered by the Secretary of the Interior, or National Forest System land administered by the Secretary of Agriculture; and (2) not excluded f...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 29, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Feb. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
Feb. 21, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources