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                                                 Union Calendar No. 844
115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 502

                         [Report No. 115-1091]

    To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 12, 2017

  Mr. Grijalva (for himself and Mr. Meehan) introduced the following 
     bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

                           December 20, 2018

 Additional sponsors: Mr. Reichert, Mr. Costello of Pennsylvania, Mr. 
  LoBiondo, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Thompson of California, Ms. 
Stefanik, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Faso, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Katko, Mr. 
Polis, Mr. Heck, Mr. Takano, Ms. Norton, Ms. Moore, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. 
Tonko, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Cicilline, 
 Mr. Connolly, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Ms. DelBene, Mr. 
Beyer, Ms. Lee, Mr. Keating, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Perlmutter, Mr. Langevin, 
 Mr. Pallone, Mr. Welch, Mr. Peters, Mr. Blumenauer, Mrs. Napolitano, 
 Mr. Cohen, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Mr. Soto, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. 
  Scott of Virginia, Ms. Brownley of California, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. 
  Loebsack, Ms. Esty of Connecticut, Mr. Swalwell of California, Ms. 
 Lofgren, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Fortenberry, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Fleischmann, 
 Mr. Visclosky, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Ms. 
  Kuster of New Hampshire, Mr. Michael F. Doyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. 
Carbajal, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Walz, Mr. O'Halleran, Mr. Aguilar, 
  Mrs. Lawrence, Mrs. Dingell, Ms. Titus, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Clay, Mr. 
 Cartwright, Mrs. Bustos, Mr. McHenry, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Deutch, Ms. 
 Roybal-Allard, Mr. Engel, Ms. Bonamici, Ms. Pingree, Ms. Jayapal, Ms. 
 Slaughter, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Delaney, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Nolan, Ms. Eshoo, 
Mr. Smith of Washington, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Mr. 
 Quigley, Mr. Zeldin, Mr. Higgins of New York, Mr. Kind, Ms. Clark of 
 Massachusetts, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Ms. 
   Hanabusa, Mr. Sablan, Mr. Sanford, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Mr. 
Moulton, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Suozzi, Mr. Evans, Mr. Ruiz, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. 
  Rush, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Costa, Mr. Garrett, Mr. Sires, Ms. Rosen, Ms. 
 McCollum, Ms. DeGette, Ms. Barragan, Mr. Cummings, Mr. DeFazio, Miss 
Rice of New York, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Neal, Mr. Himes, Mr. Schrader, Ms. 
   Speier, Mr. Gottheimer, Mr. Kihuen, Mr. Capuano, Ms. Sinema, Ms. 
    Bordallo, Mrs. Torres, Mr. Raskin, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. Lynch, Mr. 
   Gutierrez, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Crist, Mr. Serrano, Ms. 
  Jackson Lee, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Mr. 
Foster, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Schneider, Mr. Lance, Mr. Curbelo 
   of Florida, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Norcross, Mr. 
 Jeffries, Mr. Doggett, Mr. Gonzalez of Texas, Mr. Cardenas, Mr. Brown 
   of Maryland, Ms. Frankel of Florida, Mr. Veasey, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. 
     Richmond, Mr. Rouzer, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Murphy of 
    Pennsylvania, Ms. Maxine Waters of California, Mr. Panetta, Mr. 
 McEachin, Ms. Meng, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Mast, Ms. 
  Kelly of Illinois, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Correa, Mr. Cooper, Mr. 
  Bera, Mr. MacArthur, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Payne, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. 
 Gomez, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Ms. Fudge, Mr. O'Rourke, 
Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, Ms. Sanchez, 
  Mr. Cole, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Turner, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. 
 Levin, Mrs. Lowey, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Lawson of 
   Florida, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Ms. Adams, Mr. Conyers, Mr. 
 Butterfield, Mr. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico, Mrs. Murphy of Florida, 
  Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Donovan, Mr. Vargas, Mrs. Demings, Mr. Carson of 
   Indiana, Ms. Velazquez, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Johnson of 
 Georgia, Mr. Castro of Texas, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. 
Vela, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Ms. Castor of Florida, Ms. 
Clarke of New York, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Cuellar, Ms. 
Bass, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Dent, Mr. Al Green of Texas, 
Ms. Plaskett, Ms. Tenney, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Collins of 
New York, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Reed, Mr. Knight, Mr. Rice of 
  South Carolina, Mr. Gianforte, Mr. Lamb, Mr. Coffman, Mr. Wilson of 
  South Carolina, Mr. Bergman, Mr. Tipton, Mr. Yoder, Mr. Marino, Mr. 
  Denham, Mr. Joyce of Ohio, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Miss Gonzalez-
            Colon of Puerto Rico, Mr. Buchanan, and Mr. Hurd


                           December 20, 2018

  Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole 
       House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]
[For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on January 
                               12, 2017]


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                                 A BILL


 
    To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.


 


    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 ``Land and Water Conservation Fund 
Reauthorization and Fairness Act''.

SEC. 2. REAUTHORIZATION OF LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND.

    (a) In General.--Section 200302 of title 54, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (b), in the matter preceding paragraph 
        (1), by striking ``During the period ending September 30, 2018, 
        there'' and inserting ``There''; and
            (2) in subsection (c)(1), by striking ``through September 
        30, 2018''.
    (b) Allocation of Funds.--Section 200304 of title 54, United States 
Code, is amended--
            (1) by striking ``There'' and inserting the following:
    ``(a) In General.--There'';
            (2) by striking ``Not less than 40 percent of such 
        appropriations shall be available for Federal purposes.''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(b) Allocation of Funds.--Of the total amount made available to 
the Fund through appropriations and deposited into the fund under 
section 105(a)(2)(B) of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 
(43 U.S.C. 1331 note)--
            ``(1) not less than 40 percent of such amount shall be used 
        for Federal purposes under section 200306; and
            ``(2) not less than 40 percent of such amount shall be used 
        to provide financial assistance to States under section 
        200305.''.
    (c) Parity for Territories and the District of Columbia.--Section 
200305(b) of title 54, United States Code, is amended by striking 
paragraph (5).
    (d) Public Access.--Section 200306 of title 54, United States Code, 
is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(c) Public Access.--
            ``(1) In general.--Of the amounts made available for 
        expenditure in any fiscal year under section 200303, not less 
        than the greater of 3 percent of the amounts or $20,000,000 
        shall be made available for projects identified on the priority 
        list developed under paragraph (2).
            ``(2) Priority list.--The Secretary of the Interior and the 
        Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with the head of each 
        affected Federal agency, shall annually develop a priority list 
        for projects related to Federal land under the jurisdiction of 
        the applicable Secretary.
            ``(3) Criteria.--Projects identified on the priority list 
        developed under paragraph (2) shall--
                    ``(A) maintain or increase public access to 
                existing Federal public land for hunting, fishing, 
                recreational shooting, or other outdoor recreational 
                purposes through acquisition of rights-of-way or 
                acquisition of land (or any interest in land), 
                including through equal value land exchanges; or
                    ``(B) enhance, maintain, or restore access on 
                existing trails or rights-of-way.''.
                                                 Union Calendar No. 844

115th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 502

                         [Report No. 115-1091]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

    To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           December 20, 2018

  Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole 
       House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

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