H.R.528 - Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Benishek, Dan [R-MI-1] (Introduced 01/26/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources; Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/02/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.528 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/26/2015)
Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act
Requires federal public land management officials to facilitate the use of, and access to, federal public lands for fishing, sport hunting, and recreational shooting with specified exceptions.
Requires Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service lands, excluding lands on the Outer Continental Shelf, to be open to recreational fishing, hunting, and shooting unless the managing agency acts to close such lands to such activity for purposes of resource conservation, public safety, energy production, water supply facilities, or national security.
Requires the heads of federal agencies to use their authorities to lease their lands or permit use of their lands for shooting ranges, and designate specific lands for recreational shooting activities.
Sets forth requirements for a permanent or temporary withdrawal, change of classification, or change of management status that effectively closes or significantly restricts 640 or more contiguous acres of federal public lands for fishing or hunting or related activities.