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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Reported to House

21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act

Short Titles as Introduced

21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act of 2017

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to establish the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps to place youth and veterans in national service positions to conserve, restore, and enhance the great outdoors of the United States, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (6)

Date Actions Overview
12/28/2018Committee on Transportation discharged.
12/28/2018Committee on Education and the Workforce discharged.
12/06/2018Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
12/06/2018Committee on Agriculture discharged.
12/06/2018Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 115-1066, Part I.
06/21/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (28)

Date All Actions
12/28/2018Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 862.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/28/2018Committee on Transportation discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/28/2018Committee on Education and the Workforce discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/06/2018House Committee on Education and the Workforce Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than Dec. 28, 2018.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/06/2018House Committee on Transportation Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than Dec. 28, 2018.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/06/2018Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/06/2018Committee on Agriculture discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/06/2018Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 115-1066, Part I.
01/17/2018Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
01/17/2018Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
01/17/2018Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Discharged.
01/17/2018Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Discharged.
01/17/2018Subcommittee on Federal Lands Discharged.
07/11/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
06/29/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
06/29/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
06/29/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
06/23/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
06/23/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
06/22/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
06/22/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
06/22/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
06/21/2017Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/21/2017Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/21/2017Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/21/2017Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/21/2017Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/21/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (17)


Committees (5)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Natural Resources06/21/2017 Referred to
01/17/2018 Markup by
12/06/2018 Reported by H. Rept. 115-1066
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands06/29/2017 Referred to
01/17/2018 Discharged from
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs06/29/2017 Referred to
01/17/2018 Discharged from
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans06/29/2017 Referred to
01/17/2018 Discharged from
House Education and the Workforce06/21/2017 Referred to
12/28/2018 Discharged from
House Agriculture06/21/2017 Referred to
12/06/2018 Discharged from
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry07/11/2017 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure06/21/2017 Referred to
12/28/2018 Discharged from
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management06/22/2017 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit06/22/2017 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment06/22/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce06/21/2017 Referred to
12/06/2018 Discharged from
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health06/23/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy06/23/2017 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (06/21/2017)

21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act of 2017

This bill amends the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to replace provisions that established the Public Lands Corps with provisions establishing the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) to:

  • engage youth and veterans in civilian national service positions to conserve, rebuild, and enhance the natural resources, infrastructure, and recreation assets of the United States;
  • increase public access to, and use of, public and tribal land and water, infrastructure, and natural, cultural, and historical resources, while spurring economic development and outdoor recreation and addressing backlogged maintenance on public land;
  • conserve, restore, and enhance such resources by carrying out high-quality, cost-effective projects;
  • ensure that the activities and expertise of corpsmembers will be accessible to any public, nonprofit, or tribal entity responsible for the stewardship of land and water in coordination with the land or water owner;
  • place youth and veterans in civilian national service positions to protect, restore, and enhance U.S. natural resources, infrastructure, and recreation assets in a cost-effective manner without undue duplication or overlap of federal agency activities or programs; and
  • channel widespread interest among youth and veterans in serving in such positions to help conserve, restore, and enhance public and tribal land and water, infrastructure, and natural, cultural, and historical resources and to develop the next generation of outdoor stewards, entrepreneurs, recreationists, and sportsmen.

The 21CSC shall be implemented jointly by the participating entities, which shall include the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Departments of Interior, Agriculture, Transportation, Labor, Energy, Defense, Veterans Affairs, Commerce, Education, and Housing and Urban Development. Such entities shall: (1) establish a process for an organization to become a 21CSC organization, and (2) support 21CSC projects.

A 21CSC organization shall provide to each youth or veteran corpsmember a wage, stipend, living allowance, and/or an educational credit, as well as skills development, credentials, and education, for participation in a 21CSC project that involves:

  • specified conservation and restoration projects;
  • the support, development, and enhancement of outdoor recreation or urban green space;
  • service that is primarily indoors with a clear benefit for natural, cultural, or historic resources or treasures; or
  • a project on private land or water having a direct or recognized public or environmental benefit or the funding of which originated from a governmental entity.

The bill sets forth provisions governing 21CSC conservation centers and program support, the provision of resource assistants, and Corpsmember eligibility for a noncompetitive hiring status and national service educational awards.

A participating entity may offer to enter into a cooperative agreement with a tribal agency or a 21CSC organization to establish and administer the Indian Youth 21st Century Conservation Service Corps, which shall carry out 21CSC projects on tribal land or water.