Text: H.R.5069 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 113-264 (12/18/2014)
[113th Congress Public Law 264]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[[Page 128 STAT. 2939]]
Public Law 113-264
To amend the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to
increase in the price of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps
to fund the acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds,
and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 18, 2014 - [H.R. 5069]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Federal Duck
Stamp Act of 2014.>>
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 16 USC 718 note.>> SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014''.
SEC. 2. INCREASE IN PRICE OF MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING AND
CONSERVATION STAMP TO FUND ACQUISITION OF
CONSERVATION EASEMENTS FOR MIGRATORY BIRDS.
The Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act is amended--
(1) in section 2(b) (16 U.S.C. 718b(b))--
(A) by striking ``1990, and'' and inserting
(B) by striking ``for each hunting year thereafter''
and inserting ``for hunting years 1991 through 2013, and
$25 for each hunting year thereafter'';
(2) by adding at the end of section 2 (16 U.S.C. 718b) the
``(c) Reduction in Price of Stamp.-- <<NOTE: Determination.>> The
Secretary may reduce the price of each stamp sold under the provisions
of this section for a hunting year if the Secretary determines that the
increase in the price of the stamp after hunting year 2013 resulted in a
reduction in revenues deposited into the fund.''; and
(3) in section 4 (16 U.S.C. 718d)--
(A) in subsection (a)(3), by inserting before the
period the following: ``, in which there shall be a
subaccount to which the Secretary of the Treasury shall
transfer all amounts in excess of $15 that are received
from the sale of each stamp sold for each hunting year
after hunting year 2013'';
(B) in subsection (b)(1), by striking ``So much''
and inserting ``Except as provided in paragraph (4), so
(C) in subsection (b)(2), by striking ``paragraph
(3)'' and inserting ``paragraphs (3) and (4)''; and
(D) by adding at the end of subsection (b) the
``(4) Conservation easements.--Amounts in the subaccount
referred to in subsection (a)(3) shall be used by the Secretary
solely to acquire easements in real property in the United
States for conservation of migratory birds.''.
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SEC. 3. ANNUAL REPORT ON EXPENDITURES.
Section 4 of the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act
(16 U.S.C. 718d) is further amended--
(1) in subsection (c)--
(A) by striking so much as precedes ``The Secretary
may'' and inserting the following:
``(c) Promotion of Stamp Sales.--''; and
(B) by striking paragraph (2); and
(2) by adding at the end the following:
``(d) Annual Report.--The Secretary shall include in each annual
report of the Commission under section 3 of the Migratory Bird
Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 715b)--
``(1) a description of activities conducted under subsection
(c) in the year covered by the report;
``(2) an annual assessment of the status of wetlands
conservation projects for migratory bird conservation purposes,
including a clear and accurate accounting of--
``(A) all expenditures by Federal and State agencies
under this section; and
``(B) all expenditures made for fee-simple
acquisition of Federal lands in the United States,
including the amount paid and acreage of each parcel
acquired in each acquisition;
``(3) an analysis of the refuge lands opened, and refuge
lands closed, for hunting and fishing in the year covered by the
``(A) identification of the specific areas in each
refuge and the reasons for the closure or opening; and
``(B) a detailed description of each closure
including detailed justification for such closure;
``(4) the total number of acres of refuge land open for
hunting and fishing, and the total number of acres of refuge
land closed for hunting and fishing, in the year covered by the
``(5) a separate report on the hunting and fishing status of
those lands added to the system in the year covered by the
SEC. 4. EXEMPTION FOR TAKINGS BY RURAL ALASKA SUBSISTENCE USERS.
Section 1(a)(2) of the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp
Act (16 U.S.C. 718a(a)(2)) is amended by striking ``or'' after the
semicolon at the end of subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the
end of subparagraph (C) and inserting ``; or'', and by adding at the end
``(D) by a rural Alaska resident for subsistence
uses (as that term is defined in section 803 of the
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National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C.
Approved December 18, 2014.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5069:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 113-622 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 160 (2014):
Nov. 17, considered and passed House.
Dec. 2, considered and passed Senate.