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S.609: San Juan County Federal Land Conveyance 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 March 19, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 22, 2014
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Bill Summary

San Juan County Federal Land Conveyance Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior, on request of the plaintiffs in the case Blancett v. United States Department of the Interior, et al., in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, to convey to them by sale all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to any portion of approximately 19 acres of certain federal surface estate in San Juan County, New Mexico (including any improvements or appurtenances).

Requires the plaintiffs to: (1) pay the administrative costs associated with such conveyance; and (2) pay to the Secretary an amount equal to the fair market value of the federal surface estate conveyed, as determined by an appraisal acceptable to the Secretary.

Requires deposit of the proceeds of any such conveyance in the general account of the Treasury to be used for deficit reduction.

Withdraws the federal land from: (1) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 22, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 541.
Dec. 22, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-710.
Sept. 18, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Sept. 18, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Sept. 18, 2014 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
July 29, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
July 23, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
July 23, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
July 10, 2014 Held at the desk.
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. (consideration: CR S4355-4364; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S4360-4361; text as passed Senate: CR S4364)
June 27, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 120.
June 27, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Wyden with amendments. With written report No. 113-66.
May 16, 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.
March 19, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.