S.447: Black Hills Cemetery Act

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 Thune, R-S.D.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 5, 2013
Latest Major Action June 27, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Black Hills Cemetery Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to convey, to the local communities in South Dakota that are currently managing specified community cemeteries, all interest of the United States in: (1) the parcels of National Forest System land that contain the cemeteries, and (2) up to an additional two acres adjoining each cemetery to ensure that such conveyances include unmarked gravesites and allow for the expansion of those cemeteries.

Subjects each such conveyance to the conditions that: (1) the recipient accept the conveyed real property as is, (2) the conveyed lands to continue to be used in the same manner and for the same purposes as they were immediately before conveyance, and (3) the recipients bear the cost of the survey for their particular parcels.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 27, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 117.
June 27, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Wyden without amendment. With written report No. 113-63.
May 16, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment 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.
March 5, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.