H.R.4951 - Monuments Protection Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] (Introduced 02/06/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources; Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/08/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4951 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/06/2018)
Monuments Protection Act
This bill directs the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture (USDA) to enter into an agreement with a state, the District of Columbia, a federally recognized Indian tribe, a U.S. territory or possession, or a political subdivision that offers to assume activities to resume or continue operations and public access to any covered unit when those activities would not otherwise be carried out: (1) because there is a lapse in available federal funds as a result of a failure to enact appropriations, or (2) because of a failure of the federal government to make sufficient funds available to operate such unit.
The bill defines a "covered unit" to mean:
- public lands;
- units of the National Park System, the National Wildlife Refuge System, and the National Forest System;
- federally owned open air monuments and memorials; and
- federally owned roads and off ramps on all such lands.
The bill requires Interior and USDA to reimburse an entity for such activities once funds are made available.