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Public Law No: 114-249 (12/08/2016)

 
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Public Law 114-249
114th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To require the Secretary of Commerce to conduct an assessment and 
analysis of the outdoor recreation economy of the United States, and for 
         other purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 8, 2016 -  [H.R. 4665]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled <<NOTE: Outdoor 
Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2016.>> ,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic 
Impact Act of 2016''.
SEC. 2. ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS OF OUTDOOR RECREATION ECONOMY OF 
                    THE UNITED STATES.

    (a) Assessment and Analysis.--The Secretary of Commerce shall enter 
into a joint memorandum with the Secretary of Agriculture and the 
Secretary of the Interior to conduct, acting through the Director of the 
Bureau of Economic Analysis, an assessment and analysis of the outdoor 
recreation economy of the United States and the effects attributable to 
such economy on the overall economy of the United States.
    (b) Considerations.--In conducting the assessment required by 
subsection (a), the Secretary of Commerce may consider employment, 
sales, and contributions to travel and tourism, and such other 
contributing components of the outdoor recreation economy of the United 
States as the Secretary considers appropriate.
    (c) Consultation.--In carrying out the assessment required by 
subsection (a), the Secretary of Commerce shall consult with--
            (1) the heads of such agencies and offices of the Federal 
        Government as the Secretary considers appropriate, including the 
        Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of the Interior, the 
        Federal Recreation Council, the Director of the Bureau of the 
        Census, and the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics; 
        and
            (2) representatives of businesses, including small business 
        concerns, that engage in commerce in the outdoor recreation 
        economy of the United States.

    (d) Report.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
        the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Commerce shall 
        submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report on the 
        findings of the Secretary with respect to the assessment 
        conducted under subsection (a).
            (2) Appropriate committees of congress.--In this subsection, 
        the term ``appropriate committees of Congress'' means--
                    (A) the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
                Transportation of the Senate;

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                    (B) the Committee on Environment and Public Works of 
                the Senate;
                    (C) the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of 
                the Senate;
                    (D) the Committee on Small Business and 
                Entrepreneurship of the Senate;
                    (E) the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the 
                House of Representatives; and
                    (F) the Committee on Small Business of the House of 
                Representatives.

    (e) Small Business Concern Defined.--In this section, the term 
``small business concern'' has the meaning given such term under section 
3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632).
    (f) No Additional Funds Authorized.--No additional funds are 
authorized to carry out the requirements of this Act. Such requirements 
shall be carried out using amounts otherwise authorized.

    Approved December 8, 2016.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4665 (S. 2219):
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 114-371 (Comm. on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation) accompanying S. 2219.
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 162 (2016):
            Nov. 14, considered and passed House.
            Nov. 28, considered and passed Senate.

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