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S.1253: Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River 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 Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced June 27, 2013
Latest Major Action July 31, 2013
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Bill Summary

Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River Act - Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate specified segments of the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook in Connecticut as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Requires the Secretary of the Interior to manage: (1) the river segments in accordance with the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Management Plan, dated June 2011; and (2) coordinate the management responsibilities of the Secretary under this Act relating to such segments with the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic Committee.

Makes the provisions of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act prohibiting federal acquisition of lands by condemnation applicable to the designated segments. Limits the authority of the Secretary to acquire lands for the purposes of such segments to acquisition by donation or with the owner's consent and subject to additional management plan criteria.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 31, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-93.
June 27, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.