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S.170: Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act

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Sponsor Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska
Total Cosponsors 15 (1 Democrat, 14 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 29, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 29, 2013
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Bill Summary

Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act - Requires a federal public land management official, in cooperation with the respective state and fish and wildlife agency, to exercise the authority of the official under law, including regarding land use planning, to facilitate the use of, and access to, federal public land for hunting, recreational fishing, and recreational shooting, except as described in this Act.

Requires the heads of federal public land management agencies to exercise their discretion in a manner that supports and facilitates hunting, recreational fishing, and recreational shooting opportunities, to the extent authorized under applicable law.

Requires that Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service land, excluding land on the Outer Continental Shelf, be open to hunting, recreational fishing, or recreational shooting unless the managing agency acts to close lands to such activity. Permits closures or restrictions on suc...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 29, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.