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Calendar No. 664

114th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2219

[Report No. 114–371]


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.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 29, 2015

Mrs. Shaheen (for herself, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Daines, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Tester, Mr. Moran, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Wicker, Ms. Ayotte, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Peters, and Mr. Risch) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

November 15, 2016

Reported by Mr. Thune, with an amendment

[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]


A BILL

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.

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 “Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Assessment and analysis of outdoor recreation economy of the United States.

(a) Assessment and analysis.—The Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, shall conduct 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 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 shall consult with the following:

(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 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.

(d) Report.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than December 31, 2016, 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” includes the following:

(A) The Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate.

(B) The Committee on Energy and Commerce and 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).

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;

(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).


Calendar No. 664

114th CONGRESS
     2d Session
S. 2219
[Report No. 114–371]

A BILL
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.

November 15, 2016
Reported with an amendment