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S.360: Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2013

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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 10 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

Public Lands Service Corps Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to rename: (1) the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 as the Public Lands Service Corps Act of 1993, and (2) the Public Lands Corps as the Public Lands Service Corps (the Corps).

(Sec. 4) Establishes the Corps in the Department of Commerce (as well as in the Department of Agriculture [USDA] and the Department of the Interior, as under current law).

Requires: (1) the establishment of a department-level office within the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the coordination of Corps activities; and (2) designation of a Corps coordinator for each agency within the Departments of the Interior, of Agriculture, and of Commerce that administers such activities.

Lowers from 16 to 15 the minimum age for a Corps participant. Maintains the current maximum age at 25, but raises it to 35 for a military vete...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 10, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 179.
Sept. 10, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Wyden with amendments. With written report No. 113-101.
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.
Feb. 14, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.