Summary: H.R.3333 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3333. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/20/2017)

Hunting, Education, and Recreational Development Act or the HEARD Act

This bill authorizes the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to dispose of federal lands under their respective jurisdictions by offering them for sale or exchange to units of local government in accordance with this bill.

The bill prescribes requirements for disposition of the gross proceeds of the sales of lands under this bill, including that:

  • 15% be paid to the state where the sale takes place to be used to supplement the education of students in kindergarten through grade 12, to supplement public support of institutions of public higher education, and to supplement state agricultural and natural resource agencies; and
  • 10% of such proceeds be deposited in a special account to be created in the Treasury which may be used for the acquisition of recreational beneficial lands and interests (providing an opportunity for hunting, recreational fishing, recreational shooting, recreational off-highway vehicles, or other recreational purposes, or to achieve better management of public lands through consolidation of federal ownership).