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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4179


To amend title 54, United States Code, to apply the same apportionment formula to territories and the District of Columbia as is applied to States with respect to amounts made available for State purposes from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 31, 2017

Ms. Bordallo (for herself, Miss González-Colón of Puerto Rico, Ms. Norton, Mrs. Radewagen, Mr. Sablan, and Ms. Plaskett) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend title 54, United States Code, to apply the same apportionment formula to territories and the District of Columbia as is applied to States with respect to amounts made available for State purposes from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, 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 “LWCF Parity for Territories and DC Act”.

SEC. 2. Findings.

Congress finds the following:

(1) Chapter 2003 of title 54, United States Code, establishes the Land and Water Conservation Fund and defines the term “State” to include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

(2) According to the Bureau of the Census, the estimated population of—

(A) the District of Columbia currently exceeds the populations of two States; and

(B) Puerto Rico currently exceeds the populations of 21 States.

SEC. 3. Parity for territories and the District of Columbia.

Section 200305(b) of title 54, United States Code, is amended by striking paragraph (5).