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Titles (3)

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Short Titles as Introduced

REAL Protection Act
Resurveys Entitle Adjacent Landowners to Protection Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To provide protections and certainty for private landowners related to resurveying certain Federal land under the administrative jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
04/06/2017Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
04/17/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
04/06/2017Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/06/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources04/06/2017 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands04/17/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/06/2017)

Resurveys Entitle Adjacent Landowners to Protection Act or the REAL Protection Act

This bill directs the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to notify all property owners with land abutting or adjacent to federal land being resurveyed of the pending resurvey. A resurvey is an official rerunning and remarking intended to supersede the records of the original survey.

The BLM shall notify affected landowners within 30 days of completion of the resurvey if it extends the boundaries of federal land.

If a resurvey results in private land being reclassified as federal land, the affected landowners shall be given the right of first refusal to purchase the land for fair market value minus the value of any significant improvements made to such lands, or be reimbursed for the fair market value of any such improvements. Affected landowners may not be charged with willful trespass onto the land unless they used such lands with the knowledge that they should be classified as federal land.