Summary: H.R.1713 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1713. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/25/1995)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Management of Grazing on Federal Land

Subtitle A: General Provisions

Subtitle B: Qualifications and Grazing Preferences

Subtitle C: Grazing Management

Subtitle D: Authorization of Grazing Use

Subtitle E: Civil Violations and Failures of Compliance

Subtitle F: Unauthorized Grazing Use

Subtitle G: Procedure

Subtitle H: Advisory Committees

Subtitle I: Reports

Title II: Grassland

Livestock Grazing Act - Title I: Management of Grazing on Federal Land - Subtitle A: General Provisions - Sets forth findings, objectives, and definitions.

States that land use plans shall manage livestock grazing under the principle of multiple use and sustained yield.

Subtitle B: Qualifications and Grazing Preferences - Sets forth: (1) mandatory qualifications for grazing use on Federal land; (2) grazing preferences (base property and specifying grazing preference); and (3) allocations resulting from changes in Federal land acreage.

Subtitle C: Grazing Management - Requires the creation of allotment management plans and sets forth required plan contents.

(Sec. 122) Authorizes Secretary of the Interior-lessees range improvement cooperative agreements.

(Sec. 123) States that no water rights shall be acquired or transferred in connection with livestock grazing management unless authorized by State law.

Subtitle D: Authorization of Grazing Use - Requires grazing applications to be filed at local Bureau of Land Management offices. Specifies permit and lease terms and conditions.

(Sec. 135) Sets forth livestock ownership and identification provisions.

(Sec. 137) Establishes a grazing fee based upon the gross value of livestock production.

Subtitle E: Civil Violations and Failures of Compliance - Sets forth civil sanctions for specified acts of noncompliance.

Subtitle F: Unauthorized Grazing Use - Specifies damages for unauthorized grazing use, including livestock impoundment and sale.

Subtitle G: Procedure - Sets forth specified grazing permit or lease procedures.

Subtitle H: Advisory Committees - Directs the Secretary to establish: (1) grazing use advisory committees; and (2) resource advisory councils and grazing advisory councils for each grazing district.

Subtitle I: Reports - Directs the Secretary to report annually to the Congress regarding grazing revenues, costs, and rangeland management.

Title II: Grassland - Amends the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 to remove National Grasslands and land utilization projects from National Forest System management.

Amends the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act to provide for a program of land conservation and utilization to accomplish livestock grazing purposes.