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S.974: Las Vegas Valley Public Land and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument 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 Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced May 16, 2013
Latest Major Action June 2, 2014
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Bill Summary

Las Vegas Valley Public Land and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Establishes the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument consisting of approximately 22,650 acres of public land in Clark County, Nevada, in order to conserve, protect, interpret, and enhance the paleontological, scientific, educational, and recreational resources of such land.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire lands or interests in land within or adjacent to the boundaries of the Monument.

Withdraws any land within the Monument from: (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) operation of the mineral leasing laws, geothermal leasing laws, and mineral materials laws.

Requires the Secretary to credit land conserved for the Monument toward the development of additional non-federal land through an amendment to the Clark County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 2, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 405.
June 2, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Landrieu with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-178.
Dec. 19, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
July 31, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-93.
May 16, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3573-3579)