S.1249 - Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Udall, Mark [D-CO] (Introduced 06/22/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||04/24/2012 Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife. Hearings held.|
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Summary: S.1249 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/22/2011)
Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act - Amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to: (1) authorize a state to pay up to 90% of the costs of acquiring land for, expanding, or constructing a public target range; (2) authorize a state to elect to allocate 10% of a specified amount apportioned to it from the federal aid to wildlife restoration fund for such costs; (3) limit the federal share of such costs under such Act to 90%; and (4) require amounts provided for such costs under such Act to remain available for expenditure and obligation for five fiscal years.
Shields the United States from any civil action or claim for money damages for injury to or loss of property, personal injury, or death caused by an activity occurring at a public target range that is funded by the federal government pursuant to such Act or located on federal land, except to the extent provided under the Federal Tort Claims Act with respect to the exercise or performance of a discretionary function.
Urges the Chief of the Forest Service and the Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to cooperate with state and local authorities and other entities to carry out waste removal and other activities on any federal land used as a public target range to encourage its continued use for target practice or marksmanship training.