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Titles (15)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

California Desert Protection Act of 1994

Short Titles as Enacted for portions of this bill
  • Bodie Protection Act of 1994
  • California Military Lands Withdrawal and Overflights Act of 1994
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Act of 1994

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

California Desert Protection Act of 1994

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • Bodie Protection Act of 1994
  • California Military Lands Withdrawal and Overflights Act of 1994

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

California Desert Protection Act of 1994

Short Titles as Passed Senate for portions of this bill
  • California Military Lands Withdrawal and Overflights Act of 1994
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Act of 1994

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

California Desert Protection Act of 1993

Short Titles as Reported to Senate for portions of this bill
  • California Military Lands Withdrawal and Overflights Act of 1993

Short Titles as Introduced

California Desert Protection Act of 1993

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • California Military Lands Withdrawal and Overflights Act of 1991

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to designate certain lands in the California Desert as wilderness, to establish Death Valley, Joshua Tree, and Mojave National Parks, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (12)

Date
10/31/1994Became Public Law No: 103-433.
10/31/1994Signed by President.
10/21/1994Presented to President.
10/08/1994Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S14970)
10/07/1994Conference report agreed to in House: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by voice vote.(consideration: 10/6/1994 CR H11131)
10/04/1994Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 103-832 filed.(text of conference report: CR H10711-10725)
10/04/1994Conference committee actions: Conferees agreed to file conference report.
09/23/1994Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate disagreed to the House amendments by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: 9/22/1994 CR S13257)
07/27/1994Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed without objection.
04/13/1994Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 69-29. Record Vote No: 89.
10/26/1993Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported to Senate by Senator Johnston with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 103-165. Additional and minority views filed.
01/21/1993Introduced in Senate

All Actions (140)

Date Chamber
10/31/1994Became Public Law No: 103-433.
10/31/1994Signed by President.
10/21/1994SenatePresented to President.
10/12/1994SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
10/08/1994SenateSenate agreed to conference report by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S14970)
10/08/1994SenateCloture on the conference report invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 68-23. Record Vote No: 326. (consideration: CR S14967)
10/08/1994SenateConference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S14961-14970)
10/07/1994SenateCloture motion on the conference report presented in Senate.
10/07/1994SenateConference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S14618, S14621)
10/07/1994SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
10/07/1994SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
10/07/1994SenateConference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
10/07/1994-2:07amHouseOn agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: 10/6/1994 CR H11131)
10/07/1994-2:07amHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/07/1994-2:07amHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10/07/1994-1:54amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report.
10/07/1994-1:53amHouseMr. Miller (CA) brought up conference report H. Rept. 103-832 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 568.
10/07/1994-1:52amHouseRule H. Res. 568 passed House.
10/05/1994-7:11pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 568 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to S. 21. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Immediately upon adoption of this rule the House shall consider the conference report accompanying S. 21, and all points of order against the conference report and against its consideration shall be waived.
10/05/1994SenateConference papers: Senate report and managers' statement held at the desk in Senate.
10/04/1994-8:10pmHouseConference report H. Rept. 103-832 filed. (text of conference report: CR H10711-10725)
10/04/1994-6:50pmConferees agreed to file conference report.
Action By: Both Chambers
10/04/1994-6:03pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/04/1994-6:01pmHouseThe Speaker appointed additional conferees - from the Committee on Public Works and Transportation for consideration of secs. 901, 905 and 906 of the Senate bill, and modifications committed to conference: Mineta, Wise, and Shuster.
10/04/1994-6:01pmHouseThe Speaker appointed additional conferees - from the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries for consideration of title II, secs. 103(e), 103(f), and 805(a)(2)(B) of the Senate bill, and secs. 111, 113 and 804(a)(2)(B) of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Studds, Schenk, and Fields (TX).
10/04/1994-6:01pmHouseThe Speaker appointed additional conferees - from the Committee on Education and Labor for consideration of secs. 901-04, 906, and 907 of the Senate bill, and modifications committed to conference: Ford (MI), Clay, and McKeon.
10/04/1994-6:01pmHouseThe Speaker appointed additional conferees - from the Committee on Armed Services for consideration of title VIII of the Senate bill, and title VIII of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Dellums, McCurdy, and Hunter.
10/04/1994-6:01pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Natural Resources for consideration of the Senate bill, and the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Miller (CA), Vento, Lehman, Richardson, Farr, Rahall, Young (AK), Doolittle, Calvert, and Pombo.
10/04/1994-6:00pmHouseOn motion to table the motion to reconsider instructing conferees Agreed to by recorded vote: 271 - 142 (Roll no. 474). (consideration: CR H10731)
10/04/1994-5:44pmHouseMr. Vento moved to table the motion to reconsider instructing conferees.
10/04/1994-5:43pmHouseMr. Miller (CA) moved that the House reconsider the motion to instruct conferees.
10/04/1994-5:42pmHouseOn motion to table the motion to instruct conferees Agreed to by recorded vote: 274 - 147 (Roll no. 473). (consideration: CR H10730)
10/04/1994-5:24pmHouseMr. Miller (CA) moved to table the motion to instruct conferees.
10/04/1994-5:21pmHouseThe instructions contained in the Lewis motion require the managers on the part of the House to insist on the following amendments of the House to S. 21: Sec. 102(1). Argus Range Wilderness; Sec. 112. Law Enforcement Access; Sec. 113. Fish and Wildlife Management; Sec. 208. Death Valley National Park Advisory Commission; Sec. 308. Joshua Tree National Park Advisory Commission; Title IV. Mojave National Preserve; Sec. 416. Mojave National Preserve Advisory Commission; Sec. 417. No Adverse Effect on Land Until Acquired; Sec. 606. Native American Uses--Timbisha Shoshone Land Study; Sec. Authorization of Appropriations; Sec. 703. Land Appraisal--Endangered Species Amendment; Sec. 901. Buy American Act.
10/04/1994-5:21pmHouseMr. Lewis (CA) moved that the House instruct conferees.
10/04/1994-5:01pmHouseOn motion to table the motion to reconsider going to conference Agreed to by recorded vote: 282 - 140 (Roll no. 471). (consideration: CR H10707)
10/04/1994-4:44pmHouseMr. Miller (CA) moved to table the motion to reconsider going to conference.
10/04/1994-4:43pmHouseMr. Doolittle moved to reconsider the vote on the motion to go to conference.
10/04/1994-4:42pmHouseOn motion that the House insist upon its amendments, and agree to a conference Agreed to by recorded vote: 283 - 140 (Roll no. 470). (consideration: CR H10706)
10/04/1994-4:22pmHouseOn motion to table the motion to reconsider the motion to commit Agreed to by recorded vote: 280 - 141 (Roll no. 469). (consideration: CR H10705)
10/04/1994-4:05pmHouseMr. Miller (CA) moved to table the motion to reconsider the motion to commit.
10/04/1994-4:04pmHouseMr. Baker (CA) moved to reconsider the motion to commit to Merchant Marine and Fisheries.
10/04/1994-4:03pmHouseOn motion to commit to Merchant Marine and Fisheries Failed by recorded vote: 141 - 277 (Roll no. 468). (consideration: CR H10705)
10/04/1994-3:44pmHouseMr. Cunningham moved to commit S. 21 to the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
10/04/1994-3:44pmHouseMotion to reconsider the vote tabled.
10/04/1994-3:44pmHouseOn motion to table the motion to reconsider the vote Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 273 - 143 (Roll no. 467). (consideration: CR H10704)
10/04/1994-3:28pmHouseMr. Miller (CA) moved to table the motion to reconsider the vote
10/04/1994-3:27pmHouseBaker (CA) moved to reconsider the vote.
10/04/1994-3:26pmHouseOn ordering the previous question Agreed to by recorded vote: 265 - 144 (Roll No. 466). (consideration: CR H10703)
10/04/1994-3:05pmHouseOn motion to table motion to insist and agree Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 144 - 259 (Roll no. 465). (consideration: CR H10702-10703)
10/04/1994-2:43pmHouseMr. Lewis (CA) moved to table the motion to insist and agree
10/04/1994-1:58pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Miller (CA) motion to disagree to the Senate amendments and agree to a conference.
10/04/1994-1:57pmHouseOn motion to table the motion to reconsider Agreed to by recorded vote: 271 - 150 (Roll no. 464). (consideration: CR H10697)
10/04/1994-1:40pmHouseMr. Richardson moved to table the motion to reconsider.
10/04/1994-1:38pmHouseMr. Miller (CA) moved to reconsider the motion to consider the motion to go to conference.
10/04/1994-1:38pmHouseOn motion to consider the motion to agree to a conference Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 268 - 148 (Roll no. 463). (consideration: CR H10696-10697)
10/04/1994-1:23pmHouseMr. Doolittle moved to consider the motion to agree to a conference. (consideration: CR H10696)
10/04/1994-1:13pmHousePOINT OF ORDER - Mr. Pombo raised a point of order against the pending motion on the grounds that the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries had not exercised its authority with regard to consideration of the measure, S. 21, and that pursuant to the provisions of clause 1, Rule XX, a conference request is not in order. The Chair overruled the point of order. (consideration: CR H10696)
10/04/1994-1:13pmHouseMr. Miller (CA) moved that the House insist upon its amendments, and agree to a conference. (consideration: CR H10695-10731)
10/04/1994SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
10/04/1994SenateSenate requests a conference. Appoints conferees. Johnston; Bumpers; Wallop. By Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S13986)
09/23/1994SenateSenate disagreed to the House amendments by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: 9/22/1994 CR S13257)
09/23/1994SenateCloture on motion to disagree to House amendments invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 73-20. Record Vote No: 305. (consideration: 9/22/1994 CR S13257)
09/23/1994SenateMotion to disagree to the House amendments considered in Senate.
09/20/1994SenateCloture motion on the motion to disagree to the House amendments presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S13029)
09/20/1994SenateMeasure laid before Senate.
08/01/1994SenateMessage on House action received in Senate and at the desk: House amendments to Senate bill.
07/27/1994-1:57pmHouseA similar measure H.R. 518 was laid on the table without objection.
07/27/1994-1:57pmHouseThe Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of S. 21.
07/27/1994-1:57pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/27/1994-1:57pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended to that of similar measure H.R. 518. Agreed to without objection.
07/27/1994-1:56pmHouseOn passage Passed without objection.
07/27/1994-1:56pmHouseThe House struck all after the enacting clause and inserted in lieu thereof the provisions of a similar measure H.R. 518. Agreed to without objection.
07/27/1994-1:55pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 422. (consideration: CR H6303-6329)
05/05/1994SenateSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S5315-5316)
04/14/1994-11:44amHouseHeld at the desk.
04/14/1994SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
04/14/1994-10:02amHouseReceived in the House.
04/13/1994SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 69-29. Record Vote No: 89.
04/13/1994SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4091-4125, S4127-4158)
04/12/1994SenateThe committee substitute as amended agreed to by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1628 Amendment SP 1628 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1628 Proposed by Senator Brown. To direct the Secretary to study and make recommendations regarding fees set by Federal facilities managers.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1627 Amendment SP 1627 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1627 Proposed by Senator Johnston for Senator Feinstein. To ensure private property owners be allowed to build or improve residences on private land within the Mojave National Park.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1626 Amendment SP 1626 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1626 Proposed by Senator Johnston. To establish the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park in the State of Louisiana.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1625 Proposed amendment SP 1625 withdrawn in Senate.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1625 Proposed by Senator Warner. To establish the Shenandoah Valley National Battlefields and Commission in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and for other purposes.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1623 Amendment SP 1623 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 34-64. Record Vote No: 88.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1624 Amendment SP 1624 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1624 Proposed by Senator Feinstein. To amend the boundary of the Mojave National Park to exclude approximately 170 acres of private land at Nipton and Goffs on the park boundary.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1623 Proposed by Senator Bennett. To provide that certain designations will not occur until substantially all inholdings have been acquired by the Federal government.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1622 Amendment SP 1622 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1622 Proposed by Senator Johnston. To direct the Secretary of the Interior to undertake initiatives to address certain needs in the Lower Mississippi Delta Region, and for other purposes.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1621 Amendment SP 1621 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1621 Proposed by Senator Johnston for Senator Inouye. To protect Indian tribal lands, and for other purposes.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1620 Amendment SP 1620 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 35-62. Record Vote No: 87.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1620 Proposed by Senator Wallop. To redesignate the Mojave National Park a Mojave National Monument to be administered by the Bureau of Land Management.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1619 Amendment SP 1619 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1619 Proposed by Senator Johnston for Senator Akaka. To make technical corrections to section 705 to clarify that the section does not affect Federal tax policy.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1618 Amendment SP 1618 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1618 Proposed by Senator Johnston. To ensure access to private property.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1617 Amendment as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1617 Proposed by Senator Johnston for Senator Feinstein. To clarify that Immigration and Naturalization Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, U. S. Customs Service, and State and local law enforcement activities may continue with the Coyote, Fish Creek Mountains, and Jacumba wilderness areas.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1616 Amendment SP 1616 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1616 Proposed by Senator Johnston. To establish the Mojave National Park Advisory Commission.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1615 Amendment SP 1615 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1615 Proposed by Senator Johnston. To permit grazing to continue in Death Valley National Park.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1614 Amendment SP 1614 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1614 Proposed by Senator Johnston. To permit grazing to continue in the Mojave National Park.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1613 Amendment SP 1613 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1613 Proposed by Senator Johnston for Senator Feinstein. To delete the Cady Mountains wilderness designation and retain the area in wilderness study area.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1612 Amendment SP 1612 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1612 Proposed by Senator Johnston. To amend the boundary of the Mojave National Park Wilderness to exclude a road to mining claims.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1611 Amendment SP 1611 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1611 Proposed by Senator Johnston. Technical amendment to retain portions of Owlshead wilderness study area as wilderness study area.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1610 Amendment SP 1610 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1610 Proposed by Senator Johnston. To amend the boundary of the Santa Rosa Wilderness to allow for the construction of a road to provide access to private property.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1609 Amendment SP 1609 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1609 Proposed by Senator Johnston. To amend the boundary of Owens Peak Wilderness to delete 580 acres.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1608 Amendment SP 1608 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/12/1994SenateS.Amdt.1608 Proposed by Senator Johnston. To delete the Great Falls Basin Wilderness designation and retain the area in wilderness study status.
04/12/1994SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4091-4125, S4127-4158)
04/11/1994SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate. (consideration: CR S4087)
04/11/1994SenateMotion to proceed considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S4054-4061, S4063-4068)
03/26/1994SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S4036)
03/26/1994SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S4036)
10/26/1993SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 248.
10/26/1993SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported to Senate by Senator Johnston with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 103-165. Additional and minority views filed.
10/05/1993SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
09/29/1993SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources. Committee consideration and Mark Up Session held.
09/22/1993SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources. Committee consideration and Mark Up Session held.
04/28/1993SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources requested executive comment from Department of Agriculture, Department of Justice, and Office of Management and Budget.
04/28/1993SenateSubcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks. Hearings concluded. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 103-186.
Action By: Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks and Forests
04/27/1993SenateSubcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks. Hearings held.
Action By: Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks and Forests
03/09/1993SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources requested executive comment from Department of Defense, Department of the Interior, and Office of Management and Budget.
01/22/1993SenateReferred to Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
01/21/1993SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
01/21/1993SenateSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S410-411)

Cosponsors (49)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Akaka, Daniel K. [D-HI]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Boren, David L. [D-OK]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Bryan, Richard H. [D-NV]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Feingold, Russell D. [D-WI]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Harkin, Tom [D-IA]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Kohl, Herb [D-WI]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Lautenberg, Frank R. [D-NJ]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Metzenbaum, Howard M. [D-OH]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Mikulski, Barbara A. [D-MD]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Nunn, Sam [D-GA]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Pell, Claiborne [D-RI]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Reid, Harry [D-NV]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Rockefeller, John D., IV [D-WV]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Simon, Paul [D-IL]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Wellstone, Paul D. [D-MN]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Wofford, Harris [D-PA]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Jeffords, James M. [R-VT]* 01/21/1993
Sen. Moseley-Braun, Carol [D-IL] 02/03/1993
Sen. Krueger, Robert C. [D-TX] 02/03/1993
Sen. Graham, Bob [D-FL] 02/03/1993
Sen. Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [D-DE] 02/03/1993
Sen. Sarbanes, Paul S. [D-MD] 02/16/1993
Sen. Lieberman, Joseph I. [D-CT] 03/02/1993
Sen. Exon, J. James [D-NE] 03/02/1993
Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA] 03/09/1993
Sen. DeConcini, Dennis [D-AZ] 04/22/1993
Sen. Kerrey, J. Robert [D-NE] 05/05/1993
Sen. Bradley, Bill [D-NJ] 05/05/1993
Sen. Daschle, Thomas A. [D-SD] 05/19/1993
Sen. Mathews, Harlan [D-TN] 06/22/1993
Sen. Moynihan, Daniel Patrick [D-NY] 07/15/1993
Sen. Robb, Charles S. [D-VA] 02/22/1994
Sen. Chafee, John H. [R-RI] 03/15/1994
Sen. Inouye, Daniel K. [D-HI] 03/15/1994
Sen. Johnston, J. Bennett [D-LA] 03/17/1994
Sen. Hollings, Ernest F. [D-SC] 03/17/1994
Sen. Pryor, David H. [D-AR] 03/17/1994
Sen. Breaux, John B. [D-LA] 03/23/1994
Sen. Bumpers, Dale [D-AR] 03/23/1994
Sen. Dodd, Christopher J. [D-CT] 03/23/1994
Sen. Ford, Wendell H. [D-KY] 03/23/1994
Sen. Baucus, Max [D-MT] 04/11/1994
Sen. Riegle, Donald W., Jr. [D-MI] 04/11/1994
Sen. Glenn, John H., Jr. [D-OH] 04/12/1994

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Energy and Natural Resources01/21/1993 Referred to
10/05/1993 Markup by
10/26/1993 Reported by S.Rept 103-165
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks and Forests01/22/1993 Referred to
04/28/1993 Hearings by

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Subjects (164)


Latest Summary (5)

There are 5 summaries for S.21. View summaries

Shown Here:
Conference report filed in House (10/04/1994)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Designation of Wilderness Areas to be Administered

by the Bureau of Land Management

Title II: Designation of Wilderness Areas to be Administered

by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Title III: Death Valley National Park

Title IV: Joshua Tree National Park

Title V: Mojave National Preserve

Title VI: National Park System Wilderness

Title VII: Miscellaneous Provisions

Title VIII: Military Lands and Overflights

Title IX: Authorization of Appropriations

Title X: Protection of Bodie Bowl

Title XI: Lower Mississippi Delta Region Initiatives

Title XII: New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

California Desert Protection Act of 1994 - Title I: Designation of Wilderness Areas to be Administered by the Bureau of Land Management - Designates as additions to the National Wilderness Preservation System 69 wilderness areas within the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA), the Yuma District, the Bakersfield District, and the California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management. Permits grazing in such areas.

(Sec. 102) Permits a road to be constructed across the Argus Range Wilderness if: (1) the Secretary of the Navy has been granted permission to use lands within the China Lake Naval Air Warfare Center for installation of a space energy laser facility; and (2) a right-of-way across the Argus Range lands is desirable to facilitate access.

(Sec. 103) Provides for the administration of wilderness areas. Specifies tht nothing in this Act shall restrict or preclude continued law enforcement and border operations within such areas.

(Sec. 104) States that non-designated areas within the CDCA (with exceptions) have been adequately studied for inclusion in the System and releases them from otherwise applicable restrictions.

(Sec. 105) Designates certain lands within the CDCA as the White Mountains Wilderness Study Area.

(Sec. 107) Establishes the Desert Lily Sanctuary and the Dinosaur Trackway Area of Critical Environmental Concern within the CDCA.

Title II: Designation of Wilderness Areas to be Administered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service - Designates certain lands in the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge in California as components of the System.

(Sec. 204) Bars the reservation of rights to water of the Colorado River with respect to such areas.

Title III: Death Valley National Park - Establishes the Death Valley National Park which subsumes the Death Valley National Monument.

Withdraws all Federal lands within the Park from: (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) disposition under mineral and geothermal leasing laws. Preserves grazing privileges on such lands at no more than the current level, subject to applicable laws and National Park Service regultions.

(Sec. 307) Directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish an Advisory Commission to advise on the development of a comprehensive management plan for the Park.

(Sec. 308) Adjusts the boundary of the Park and the Death Valley National Park Wilderness to exclude lands known as the Porter Mine (Panamint Range).

Title IV: Joshua Tree National Park - Establishes the Joshua Tree National Park which subsumes the Joshua Tree National Monument. Withdraws all Federal lands within the Park from the same forms of appropriation or entry under public land, mining, and mineral and geothermal leasing laws as are applicable to lands within Death Valley National Park.

(Sec. 406) Continues the validity of certain rights-of-way of the Metropolitan Water District (MWD).

(Sec. 407) Directs the Secretary to establish an Advisory Commission to advise on the development of a comprehensive management plan for the Park.

Title V: Mojave National Preserve - Establishes the Mojave National Preserve.

(Sec. 505) Abolishes the East Mojave National Scenic Area.

(Sec. 507) Withdraws Federal lands within the Preserve from the same forms of appropriation or entry under the public land, mining, and and mineral and geothermal leasing laws as are applicable to lands within Death Valley National Park. Preserves grazing privileges on such lands at no more than the current level, subject to applicable laws and National Park Service regulations.

(Sec. 511) Continues the validity of certain rights-of-way to the Southern California Edison Company, the Southern California Gas Company, Molybdenum Corporation of America, Molycorp, Incorporated, and Union Oil Company of California.

(Sec. 513) Designates the Granite Mountains Natural Reserve within the Preserve.

(Sec. 518) Requires the Secretary to establish an Advisory Commission to advise on the development of a comprehensive management plan for the Preserve.

(Sec. 519) Prohibits lands within wilderness areas or National Park System units designated by this Act that are owned by persons other than the United States from being subject to Federal regulations until acquired by the United States.

Title VI: National Park System Wilderness - Designates as wilderness the Death Valley National Park Wilderness, the Joshua Tree National Park Wilderness Additions, and the Mojave National Preserve Wilderness.

Title VII: Miscellaneous Provisions - Directs the Secretary to transfer Red Rock Canyon State Park Additions in the CDCA to California.

(Sec. 705) Directs the Secretary to: (1) ensure access to the wilderness areas and park units designated by this Act for traditional Indian cultural and religious purposes; and (2) conduct a study to identify lands suitable for a reservation for the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe that are located within the Tribe's aboriginal homeland area within and outside the boundaries of the Death Valley National Monument and the Death Valley National Park.

(Sec. 706) Reserves Federal water rights for wilderness areas designated by this Act.

(Sec. 707) Directs the Secretary, upon request of the California State Lands Commission, to enter into negotiations for agreements to exchange certain Federal lands for California State School Lands located within the boundaries of the wilderness areas or park units designated by this Act. Establishes restrictions on the disposal of Federal property within California until such School Lands are acquired.

(Sec. 708) Directs the Secretary to: (1) provide adequate access to private property within the boundaries of the conservation units and wilderness areas designated by this Act; and (2) report to specified congressional committees identifying all Federal lands and facilities that provide recreational or tourism use and analyzing by State and region any fees charged for entry, along with appropriate recommendations.

(Sec. 710) Requires lands and interests in lands acquired pursuant to this Act to be appraised without regard to the presence of a species listed as threatened or endangered pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

Title VIII: Military Lands and Overflights - California Military Lands Withdrawal and Overflights Act of 1994 - States that nothing in this Act or in other land management laws applicable to units of the National Park or Wilderness Preservation Systems shall preclude military overflights over park or wilderness areas designated by this Act.

(Sec. 803) Withdraws from appropriation under public land laws, and reserves for defense-related purposes by the Secretary of the Navy, specified lands in California known as the China Lake Naval Weapons Center and Chocolate Mountain. Withdraws such lands from appropriation under the mining and mineral leasing laws.

(Sec. 805) Directs the Secretary of the Navy to take necessary precautions to prevent and suppress brush and range fires occurring on such lands as a result of military activities.

Assigns management responsibility for the China Lake area to the Secretary of the Navy. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to be responsible for the issuance of any lease, easement, right-of-way, and other authorization with respect to any activity on the withdrawn lands.

Continues existing contracts for the development of geothermal resources at China Lake upon the expiration of the withdrawal or relinquishment of China Lake.

(Sec. 806) Terminates land withdrawals under this Act 20 years after this Act's enactment. Requires the Secretary of the Navy to publish a draft environmental impact statement on the continued or renewed withdrawal of lands under this Act.

(Sec. 807) Requires the Secretary of the Navy to maintain a decontamination program for such lands during their withdrawal.

(Sec. 808) Requires the Secretary of the Navy to notify the Secretary of the Interior whether an extension is going to be requested and, if not, to what extent such lands are contaminated with hazardous materials. Requires the Secretary of the Navy to decontaminate relinquished lands, but if such decontamination is not practicable or economically feasible, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to refuse to accept such lands. Requires the Secretary of the Navy to: (1) warn the public of risks of entry; (2) conduct only decontamination activities on such lands after the expiration of the withdrawal; and (3) report to the Secretary of the Interior and the Congress on the status of such lands.

(Sec. 811) Exempts the United States from liability for damages resulting from nonmilitary activity on withdrawn lands.

(Sec. 812) Authorizes the Navy's use of the El Centro Ranges in Imperial County, California, through 1996.

Title IX: Authorization of Appropriations - Authorizes appropriations.

Title X: Protection of Bodie Bowl - Bodie Protection Act of 1994 - Prohibits the Bodie Bowl (California) from being available for any mineral mining, leasing, or disposal activities, except under valid existing claims. Directs the Secretary of the Interior to undertake an expedited validity review of all unpatented mining claims located within the Bodie Bowl. Prescribes limitations for the issuance of patents for mining and mill site claims on such lands.

(Sec. 1005) Directs the Secretary to require that mineral activities be conducted in the Bodie Bowl so as to: (1) avoid adverse effects on the historic, cultural, recreational, and natural resource values of the Bowl; and (2) minimize other adverse impacts to the environment.

Mandates reclamation of the effects of mining exploration by mining operators.

Exempts the holder of any unpatented mining or mill site claim within the Bodie Bowl from specified statutory expenditure and filing requirements. Declares that, in lieu of filing a certain affidavit of assessment work, such holder shall only be required to file a specified notice of intention to hold certain mining claims.

(Sec. 1006) Directs the Secretary to: (1) review possible actions to preserve specified characteristics of the Bodie Bowl; and (2) report to certain congressional committees recommendations to achieve such preservation.

(Sec. 1007) Authorizes appropriations.

Title XI: Lower Mississippi Delta Region Initiatives - Directs the Secretary to: (1) prepare and transmit to the Congress a study of significant natural, recreational, historical or prehistorical, and cultural lands, waters, sites, and structures located within the Lower Mississippi Delta Region, taking into consideration the research and inventory of resources conducted by the Mississippi River Heritage Corridor Study Commiission; (2) inventory significant structures and sites in the Delta Region, based on the study, and recommend and encourage cooperative preservation and economic development efforts such as the establishment of preservation districts linking groups of contiguous counties or parishes; and (3) prepare a list of such structures and sites for possible inclusion by the National Park Service as National Historic Landmarks or such other appropriate designations.

(Sec. 1105) Requires the Secretary to prepare and transmit to the Congress recommendations for the establishment of a Delta Region Native American Heritage Corridor and Heritage and Cultural Center and a Delta Region African American Heritage Corridor and Heritage and Cultural Center with a network of satellite or cooperative units.

(Sec. 1106) Authorizes the Secretary to provide technical and financial assistance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities to undertake a comprehensive survey of historic and prehistoric structures and sites located on their campuses, including recommendations as to the inclusion of appropriate structures and sites on the National Register of Historic Places, designation as National Historic Landmarks or other appropriate designation as determined by the Secretary, and stabilization, preservation, and interpretation of such structure and sites. Directs the Secretary to make specific proposals and recommendations for a comprehensive plan to assist such colleges and universities in the preservation and interpretation of such structures and sites.

(Sec. 1107) Requires the Secretary to prepare and transmit to the Congress a study of the feasibility of establishing a Delta Antiquities Trail or Delta Antiquities Heritage Corridor in the Delta Region.

(Sec. 1108) Directs the Secretary to conduct a comprehensive program for the research, interpretation, and preservation of significant historic and archeological resources, and to establish a national demonstration project for the conservation and curation of the archeological records and collections of Federal and State management agencies, in the Delta Region.

Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) award grants to qualified tribal, governmental, and non-governmental entities and individuals to assist in carrying out program elements; and (2) award grants and provide other types of technical and financial assistance to such entities and individuals to conserve and protect specified historic and archeological sites and structures in the Delta Region.

(Sec. 1109) Authorizes appropriations.

Title XII: New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park - New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Act of 1994 - Establishes the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park.

(Sec. 1207) Establishes the New Orleans Jazz Commission.

(Sec. 1208) Authorizes appropriations.