Text: H.R.3286 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Union Calendar No. 525

113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 3286

[Report No. 113–694]


To direct the Secretary of the Treasury to reimburse States that use State funds to operate National Parks during the Federal Government shutdown, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 11, 2013

Mr. Daines (for himself, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Tipton, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Cook, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Duncan of Tennessee, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Matheson, Mr. Smith of Missouri, and Mr. Lamborn) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

December 22, 2014

Additional sponsors: Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Polis, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Mr. Barber, Mr. Perlmutter, Mr. Coffman, Ms. Sinema, Mr. Salmon, and Mr. Pastor of Arizona

December 22, 2014

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Treasury to reimburse States that use State funds to operate National Parks during the Federal Government shutdown, 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 “Protecting States, Opening National Parks Act”.

SEC. 2. Reimbursement for costs to States to open National Parks to the public.

(a) In general.—Not later than 90 days after funds are made available, the Secretary of the Treasury, using funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and out of applicable corporate or other revenues, receipts, and funds, for the several departments, agencies, corporations, and other organizational units of government for the fiscal year 2014, shall reimburse any State for activities described in subsection (b).

(b) Activities eligible for reimbursement.—The Secretary of the Treasury shall reimburse States under subsection (a) for State funds expended for activities that meet all of the following criteria:

(1) The activity was conducted in fiscal year 2014 during a time when the Federal Government was not conducting that activity due to the partial shutdown of the Federal Government.

(2) The activity was necessary to operate and open to the public a National Park located, in whole or in part, within the State.

(3) The activity was authorized under Federal law.

(4) The activity was conducted in a manner and at a level not substantially greater in scope or cost than how the activity would have been conducted by the Federal Government.

(5) The activity is not a settlement of or defense against a claim of liability on the part of the State.


Union Calendar No. 525

113th CONGRESS
     2d Session
H. R. 3286
[Report No. 113–694]

A BILL
To direct the Secretary of the Treasury to reimburse States that use State funds to operate National Parks during the Federal Government shutdown, and for other purposes.

December 22, 2014
Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed