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S.285: Valles Caldera National Preserve Management 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 Tom Udall, D-N.M.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 12, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

Valles Caldera National Preserve Management Act - (Sec. 3) Designates the Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico as a unit of the National Park System for the protection, preservation, and restoration of the fish, wildlife, watershed, natural, scientific, scenic, geologic, historic, cultural, archaeological, and recreational values of the area.

Authorizes coordination of the management and operations of the Preserve with the Bandelier National Monument.

Requires the Secretary of the Interior (the Secretary) to prepare a management plan for the Preserve.

Authorizes the United States to acquire by purchase with donated or appropriated funds, by donation, or by transfer from another federal agency any land and interests within the boundaries of the Preserve.

Directs the Secretary to establish a new science and education program for the Preserve. Authorizes the establishment of a science and education center outside of the Preserve in Jemez Spri...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 10, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 174.
Sept. 10, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Wyden with amendments. With written report No. 113-96.
June 18, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
April 23, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-27.
Feb. 12, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.