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Short Titles as Introduced

Land Grant and Acequia Traditional Use Recognition and Consultation Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To provide for greater consultation between the Federal Government and the governing bodies of land grant-mercedes and acequias in New Mexico and to provide for a process for recognition of the historic-traditional boundaries of land grant-mercedes, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
07/24/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date
08/17/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
08/17/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
07/24/2018Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/24/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] 09/10/2018

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources07/24/2018 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands08/17/2018 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans08/17/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/24/2018)

Land Grant and Acequia Traditional Use Recognition and Consultation Act

This bill requires coordination between the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of the Interior, and the governing bodies of certain community land grants made by Spain or Mexico to individuals, groups, and communities to promote the settlement of the southwestern United States (land grant-merceds).

Specifically, the bill directs USDA and Interior, before adopting, amending, or revising a management plan for, or before conducting an action for which an environmental impact statement is required on, federal land that contains a portion of a qualified land grant-merced, or federal land adjacent to or nearby such a land grant-merced, to:

  • provide for notice and an opportunity for comment for the governing body of the land grant-merced and the relevant state agency that serves as a liaison between the land grant-merced and the federal government,
  • hold at least two meetings with the governing body, and
  • notify it before each public meeting.

The bill establishes a process for determining and recognizing historical-traditional use boundaries of qualified land grant-merceds.