H.R.3875 - Coastal States Protection Act105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-22] (Introduced 05/14/1998)|
|Committees:||House - Resources|
|Latest Action:||06/09/1998 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H4298) (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (05/14/1998)
[Congressional Bills 105th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 3875 Introduced in House (IH)] 105th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 3875 To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to cease mineral leasing activity on submerged land of the Outer Continental Shelf that is adjacent to a coastal State that has declared a moratorium on such activity, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES May 14, 1998 Mrs. Capps (for herself, Mr. Miller of California, Mr. Farr of California, and Ms. Harman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Resources _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to cease mineral leasing activity on submerged land of the Outer Continental Shelf that is adjacent to a coastal State that has declared a moratorium on such activity, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Coastal States Protection Act''. SEC. 2. STATE MORATORIA ON OFFSHORE MINERAL LEASING. Section 8 of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1337) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(p) State Moratoria.--When there is in effect with respect to lands beneath navigable waters of a coastal State a moratorium on oil, gas, or other mineral exploration, development, or production activities established by statute or by order of the Governor, the Secretary shall not issue a lease for the exploration, development, or production of minerals on submerged lands of the Outer Continental Shelf that are seaward of or adjacent to those lands.''. <all>