H.R.657: Grazing Improvement 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 Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho
Total Cosponsors 15 (1 Democrat, 14 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action July 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

Grazing Improvement Act - Amends the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (the Act) to double from 10 to 20 years the period of a term for grazing permits and leases for domestic livestock grazing on public lands or lands within national forests in 16 contiguous western states. Permits the issuance of permits and leases for a period shorter than 20 years (under current law, shorter than 10 years), including where the Secretary concerned determines that the initial environmental analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) regarding a grazing allotment, permit, or lease has not been completed.

Permits only applicants, permittees, and lessees whose interest in grazing livestock is directly affected by a final grazing decision to appeal such decision to an administrative law judge.

Directs that grazing permits or leases issued by the Secretary of the Interior respecting lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior an...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 9, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 105.
July 9, 2013 Committee on Agriculture discharged.
July 9, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-145, Part I.
June 12, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 15.
June 12, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 12, 2013 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
April 18, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
March 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
Feb. 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources