S.311: Lower Mississippi River Area Study 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 Mary L. Landrieu, D-La.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 22, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on July 9, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Lower Mississippi River Area Study Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to complete a special resource study that evaluates the national significance of a specified study area located in Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana, and the feasibility of designating such area as a unit of the National Park System.

Requires such study to: (1) include cost estimates for the potential acquisition of the study area, and (2) identify alternatives for the management and protection of such area.

Bars the study from being conducted until funding is received either by: (1) the Secretary entering into an agreement with a state, unit of local government, or other entity to conduct the study using non-federal funds; or (2) the Secretary receiving a donation sufficient to pay the cost of conducting the study.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 22, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 539.
Dec. 22, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-708.
July 30, 2014 Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
July 30, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 30, 2014 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
July 29, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
July 11, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
July 10, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
July 10, 2014 Received in the House.
July 10, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
July 9, 2014 Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S4363)
July 9, 2014 The committee reported amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. (text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S4358-4359)
July 9, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4355-4364)
April 22, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 57.
April 22, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Wyden with an amendment. With written report No. 113-26.
March 14, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
Feb. 13, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.