Text: H.R.4665 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 114-249 (12/08/2016)
[114th Congress Public Law 249]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
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Public Law 114-249
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;
(2) representatives of businesses, including small business
concerns, that engage in commerce in the outdoor recreation
economy of the United States.
(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
(C) the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of
(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
(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):
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.