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S.1641: West Virginia National Heritage Area Act of 2013

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 John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Democrats)
Introduced Nov. 4, 2013
Latest Major Action July 23, 2014
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Bill Summary

West Virginia National Heritage Area Act of 2013 - Establishes the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area in the states of Maryland and West Virginia.

Designates the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area, Inc., as the local coordinating entity for the Area.

Requires the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area, Inc., to submit a management plan that provides for the protection, enhancement, and interpretation of cultural, natural, historical, educational, scenic, and recreational resources of the Area.

Amends the National Coal Heritage Area Act of 1996 and the Wheeling National Heritage Area Act of 2000 to extend through FY2017 the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to make grants or provide assistance with respect to the National Coal Heritage Area and the Wheeling National Heritage Area.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 23, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-493.
Nov. 4, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.