S.776: Columbine-Hondo Wilderness 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 April 22, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Act - Title I: Addition to the National Wilderness Preservation System - (Sec. 101) Designates approximately 45,000 acres of specified land in Carson National Forest in New Mexico as: (1) the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness, and (2) a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System. States that Congress does not intend for the designation to create a protective perimeter or buffer zone around the Wilderness.

Authorizes the grazing of livestock to continue in the wilderness if grazing was established before this Act's enactment, and if it proceeds in accordance with specified guidelines.

Releases any federal land within the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Study Area administered by the Forest Service that is not designated as wilderness by this Act from further review for designation as wilderness.

(Sec. 102) Modifies the boundary of the Wheeler Peak Wilderness in New Mexico.

Title II: Land Conveyances and Sale...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 10, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 631.
Dec. 10, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Landrieu with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-291.
Nov. 13, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Nov. 20, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-342.
April 22, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.