S.1341: Cabin Fee Act of 2013

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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 Jon Tester, D-Mont.
Total Cosponsors 9 (3 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Introduced July 23, 2013
Latest Major Action May 22, 2014
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Bill Summary

Cabin Fee Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to set an annual fee for a special use permit for the use and occupancy of National Forest System land for recreational residence purposes.

Requires the Secretary to complete the current appraisal cycle for the recreational residences within two years in accordance with the Cabin User Fees Fairness Act of 2000. Requires the assessment of an interim annual fee from January 1, 2014, until the current appraisal is completed.

Instructs the Secretary to make a one-time adjustment to the value of each appraised lot on which a recreational residence is located to reflect any change in value occurring after the date of the most recent appraisal. Allows a permitee to arrange for a second appraisal of a lot.

Specifies the annual fee for 11 fee tiers based on the value of the lot on which the recreational residence is located, and requires annual inflation adjustments.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 22, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 397.
May 22, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Landrieu with an amendment and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 113-171.
Dec. 19, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
Nov. 20, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-342.
July 23, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.