Text: S.2473 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (04/26/2012)


112th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2473


To prohibit the establishment of new units of the National Forest System, National Park System, National Wildlife Refuge System, National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, National Trails System, National Wilderness Preservation System, or any other system established by Federal law, or any national conservation or national recreation area without approval of the applicable State legislature.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 26, 2012

Mr. Lee (for himself, Mr. Barrasso, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Paul, and Mr. Hatch) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To prohibit the establishment of new units of the National Forest System, National Park System, National Wildlife Refuge System, National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, National Trails System, National Wilderness Preservation System, or any other system established by Federal law, or any national conservation or national recreation area without approval of the applicable State legislature.

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 “Federal Land Designation Requirements Act of 2011”.

SEC. 2. State approval required for federal land designations.

(a) Definition of covered unit.—In this section, the term “covered unit” means—

(1) a unit of the National Forest System, National Park System, National Wildlife Refuge System, National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, National Trails System, National Wilderness Preservation System, or any other system established by Federal law;

(2) a national monument; or

(3) any national conservation or national recreation area.

(b) Prohibition.—A covered unit shall not be established unless the legislature of the State in which the proposed covered unit is located has approved the establishment of the covered unit.


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