Text: H.R.3875 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/14/1998)

 
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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.


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                    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

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                                 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.''.
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