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S.159: Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation 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 Dean Heller, R-Nev.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act - (Sec. 2) Directs the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary in this section) to convey to the city of Yerington, Nevada, identified federal land in Lyon and Mineral Counties.

Requires the city, as a condition of the conveyance of the federal land, to pay: (1) the appraised fair market value of the federal land, as determined by the Secretary; and (2) all associated costs related to the conveyance.

(Sec. 3) Designates identified federal land in Nevada managed by the Forest Service, to be known as the Wovoka Wilderness, as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Requires the boundary of any part of the Wilderness bordered by a road to be 150 feet from the centerline of the road.

Withdraws the Wilderness from: (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) disposition under laws relating to mineral a...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 10, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 172.
Sept. 10, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Wyden with amendments. With written report No. 113-94.
June 18, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
April 25, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-28.
Jan. 28, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.