S.681: Offshore Fairness 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 David Vitter, R-La.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 9, 2013
Latest Major Action April 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

Offshore Fairness Act - Amends the Submerged Lands Act to extend the seaward boundaries of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia to a line three marine leagues (currently, three geographic miles) distant from the coast line.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to: (1) notify such states of the right to request a conveyance of the applicable interest of the United States in and to the expanded submerged land; and (2) at such a state's request, convey to the applicable state the interest of the United States in and to such land.

Prohibits states conveyed such land from imposing: (1) burdens or requirements on an interest owner that would be stricter than any federal burdens or requirements, and (2) administrative or judicial penalties or sanctions on an interest owner that are more severe than any federal administrative or judicial penalty or sanction.

Declares submerged land within the seaward boun...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 9, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.