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H.R.995: Organ Mountains National Monument Establishment 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 Steve Pearce, R-N.M.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced March 6, 2013
Latest Major Action May 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

Organ Mountains National Monument Establishment Act - Establishes the Organ Mountains monument in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, to comprise approximately 54,800 acres of public land in the county.

States that, the purposes of the monument are the conservation, protection, and enhancement of its cultural, traditional, archaeological, natural, ecological, geological, historical, wildlife, livestock, watershed, educational, recreational, and scenic resources for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to manage the monument in a manner to conserve, protect, and enhance those resources.

Requires the Secretary to develop a management plan for the Organ Mountains monument.

Allows hunting and trapping in the monument.

Releases the Organ Mountains, Organ Needles, and Pena Blanca Wilderness Study Areas from further study for designation as wildernes...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 9, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
March 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
March 6, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.