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Introduced in House (01/23/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 382

To provide for State approval of national monuments, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 23, 2013

Ms. Foxx (for herself, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Gohmert, and Mr. Mulvaney) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To provide for State approval of national monuments, 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 “Preserve Land Freedom For Americans Act”.

SEC. 2. Designation of national monuments.

The Act of June 8, 1906 (16 U.S.C. 431 et seq.) is amended—

(1) in section 2 (16 U.S.C. 431), by striking “Sec. 2. That the” and inserting the following:

“SEC. 2. Designation of national monuments.

“After obtaining approval from the Governor and the legislature of each State within the boundaries of which the proposed national monument would be located, the”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“SEC. 5. Restrictions on public use.

“The Secretary of the Interior shall not implement any restrictions on the public use of a national monument until the expiration of an appropriate review period (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) providing for public input and State approval under section 2.”.