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S.1572: Protecting States, Opening National Parks Act

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 Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Oct. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 15, 2013
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Bill Summary

Protecting States, Opening National Parks Act - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to reimburse any state for state funds expended for an activity conducted in FY2014 during the federal government shutdown that was necessary to operate and open to the public a National Park located, in whole or in part, within the state. Requires any such activity to have been: (1) authorized under federal law, (2) conducted in a manner and at a level not substantially greater in scope or cost than how the activity would have been conducted by the federal government, and (3) not a settlement of or defense against a claim of liability on the part of the state.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 15, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.