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Union Calendar No. 805

115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 1349

[Report No. 115–1032]


To amend the Wilderness Act to ensure that the use of bicycles, wheelchairs, strollers, and game carts is not prohibited in Wilderness Areas, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 2, 2017

Mr. McClintock (for himself, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Westerman, and Mr. Pearce) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

November 16, 2018

Additional sponsors: Mr. Cramer and Mr. Rohrabacher

November 16, 2018

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

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

[For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on March 2, 2017]


A BILL

To amend the Wilderness Act to ensure that the use of bicycles, wheelchairs, strollers, and game carts is not prohibited in Wilderness Areas, 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. Use of certain wheeled devices not prohibited in Wilderness Areas.

Section 4 of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133) is amended by adding at the end of subsection (d) the following:

“(8) ALLOWABLE USES.—Each agency administering any area designated as wilderness may allow the use of motorized wheelchairs, non-motorized wheelchairs, non-motorized adaptive cycles, non-motorized bicycles, non-motorized strollers, non-motorized wheelbarrows, non-motorized survey wheels, non-motorized measuring wheels, or non-motorized game carts within any wilderness area. For the purposes of this paragraph, the term ‘wheelchair’ means a device designed solely for use by a mobility-impaired person for locomotion, that is suitable for use in an indoor pedestrian area.”.


Union Calendar No. 805

115th CONGRESS
     2d Session
H. R. 1349
[Report No. 115–1032]

A BILL
To amend the Wilderness Act to ensure that the use of bicycles, wheelchairs, strollers, and game carts is not prohibited in Wilderness Areas, and for other purposes.

November 16, 2018
Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed