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                                                       Calendar No. 709
115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                 S. 569

   To amend title 54, United States Code, to provide consistent and 
  reliable authority for, and for the funding of, the Land and Water 
Conservation Fund to maximize the effectiveness of the Fund for future 
                  generations, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 8, 2017

  Ms. Cantwell (for herself, Mr. Burr, Mr. Wyden, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. 
   Sanders, Mr. Tester, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Manchin, Mr. 
     Franken, Mr. Markey, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Schatz, Ms. 
    Klobuchar, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Casey, Mrs. 
    Gillibrand, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Coons, Mr. Udall, Mr. Durbin, Mr. 
  Alexander, Ms. Hassan, Mr. Peters, Ms. Warren, Mr. Blumenthal, Ms. 
 Harris, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Nelson, Ms. Cortez Masto, Ms. Duckworth, 
Mr. Murphy, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Booker, Ms. Collins, Mr. Kaine, Mr. King, 
Mr. Jones, Ms. Smith, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Brown, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Graham, 
   Mr. Daines, Mr. Donnelly, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Warner, and Mr. Schumer) 
introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the 
               Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

                            December 4, 2018

              Reported by Ms. Murkowski, with an amendment
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]

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                                 A BILL


 
   To amend title 54, United States Code, to provide consistent and 
  reliable authority for, and for the funding of, the Land and Water 
Conservation Fund to maximize the effectiveness of the Fund for future 
                  generations, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

<DELETED>SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    This Act may be cited as the ``Land and Water Conservation 
Authorization and Funding Act''.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 2. PERMANENT AUTHORIZATION AND FULL FUNDING OF THE LAND 
              AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    (a) Authorization.--Section 200302 of title 54, United 
States Code, is amended--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) in subsection (b), in the matter preceding 
        paragraph (1), by striking ``During the period ending September 
        30, 2018, there'' and inserting ``There''; and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) in subsection (c)(1), by striking ``through 
        September 30, 2018''.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    (b) Full Funding.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) In general.--Section 200303 of title 54, 
        United States Code, is amended to read as follows:</DELETED>
<DELETED>``Sec. 200303. Availability of funds</DELETED>
<DELETED>    ``(a) In General.--Amounts deposited in the Fund under 
section 200302 shall be made available for expenditure, without further 
appropriation or fiscal year limitation, to carry out the purposes of 
the Fund (including accounts and programs made available from the Fund 
under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 
(Public Law 113-235)).</DELETED>
<DELETED>    ``(b) Additional Amounts.--Amounts made available under 
subsection (a) shall be in addition to amounts made available to the 
Fund under section 105 of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 
2006 (43 U.S.C. 1331 note; Public Law 109-432) or otherwise 
appropriated from the Fund.</DELETED>
<DELETED>    ``(c) Allocation Authority.--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    ``(1) Submission of cost estimates.--The President 
        shall submit to Congress detailed account, program, and project 
        allocations to be funded under subsection (a) as part of the 
        annual budget submission of the President.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    ``(2) Alternate allocation.--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    ``(A) In general.--Appropriations Acts may 
                provide for alternate allocation of amounts made 
                available under subsection (a), including allocations 
                by account and program.</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    ``(B) Allocation by president.--</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    ``(i) No alternate allocations.--
                        If Congress has not enacted legislation 
                        establishing alternate allocations by the date 
                        that is 120 days after the date on which the 
                        applicable fiscal year begins, amounts made 
                        available under subsection (a) shall be 
                        allocated by the President.</DELETED>
                        <DELETED>    ``(ii) Insufficient alternate 
                        allocation.--If Congress enacts legislation 
                        establishing alternate allocations for amounts 
                        made available under subsection (a) that are 
                        less than the full amount appropriated under 
                        that subsection, the difference between the 
                        amount appropriated and the alternate 
                        allocation shall be allocated by the 
                        President.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    ``(3) Annual report.--The President shall submit 
        to Congress an annual report that describes the final 
        allocation by account, program, and project of amounts made 
        available under subsection (a), including a description of the 
        status of obligations and expenditures.''.</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections for 
        chapter 2003 of title 54, United States Code, is amended by 
        striking the item relating to section 200303 and inserting the 
        following:</DELETED>

<DELETED>``200303. Availability of funds.''.
<DELETED>    (c) Public Access.--Section 200306 of title 54, United 
States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:</DELETED>
<DELETED>    ``(c) Public Access.--Not less than 1.5 percent of the 
annual authorized funding amount shall be made available each year for 
projects that secure recreational public access to existing Federal 
public land for hunting, fishing, or other recreational 
purposes.''.</DELETED>

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Land and Water Conservation 
Authorization and Funding Act''.

SEC. 2. PERMANENT AUTHORIZATION AND FULL FUNDING OF THE LAND AND WATER 
              CONSERVATION FUND.

    (a) Authorization.--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)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``through 
                September 30, 2018''; and
                    (B) by striking paragraph (3).
    (b) Full Funding.--
            (1) In general.--Section 200303 of title 54, United States 
        Code, is amended to read as follows:
``Sec. 200303. Availability of funds
    ``(a) In General.--For fiscal year 2019 and each fiscal year 
thereafter, amounts deposited in the Fund under section 200302 shall be 
made available for expenditure, without further appropriation or fiscal 
year limitation, to carry out the purposes of the Fund (including 
accounts and programs made available from the Fund under the 
Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Public 
Law 113-235)).
    ``(b) Additional Amounts.--Amounts made available under subsection 
(a) shall be in addition to amounts made available to the Fund under 
section 105 of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (43 
U.S.C. 1331 note; Public Law 109-432) or otherwise appropriated from 
the Fund.
    ``(c) Allocation Authority.--
            ``(1) Submission of cost estimates.--The President shall 
        submit to Congress detailed account, program, and project 
        allocations to be funded under subsection (a) as part of the 
        annual budget submission of the President.
            ``(2) Alternate allocation.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Appropriations Acts may provide 
                for alternate allocation of amounts made available 
                under subsection (a), including allocations by account 
                and program.
                    ``(B) Allocation by president.--
                            ``(i) No alternate allocations.--If 
                        Congress has not enacted legislation 
                        establishing alternate allocations by the date 
                        that is 120 days after the date on which the 
                        applicable fiscal year begins, amounts made 
                        available under subsection (a) shall be 
                        allocated by the President.
                            ``(ii) Insufficient alternate allocation.--
                        If Congress enacts legislation establishing 
                        alternate allocations for amounts made 
                        available under subsection (a) that are less 
                        than the full amount appropriated under that 
                        subsection, the difference between the amount 
                        appropriated and the alternate allocation shall 
                        be allocated by the President.
            ``(3) Annual report.--The President shall submit to 
        Congress an annual report that describes the final allocation 
        by account, program, and project of amounts made available 
        under subsection (a), including a description of the status of 
        obligations and expenditures.''.
            (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 
        2003 of title 54, United States Code, is amended by striking 
        the item relating to section 200303 and inserting the 
        following:

``200303. Availability of funds.''.
    (c) Public Access.--Section 200306 of title 54, United States Code, 
is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(c) Public Access.--Not less than 1.5 percent of the annual 
authorized funding amount shall be made available each year for 
projects that secure recreational public access to existing Federal 
public land for hunting, fishing, or other recreational purposes.''.

SEC. 3. REPORT.

    (a) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of 
this Act, and every year thereafter, the Secretary of the Interior and 
the Secretary of Agriculture shall jointly submit to Congress a report 
that describes the amounts from the Land and Water Conservation Fund 
established under section 200302 of title 54, United States Code 
(referred to in this section as the ``Fund''), that were expended in 
each State in the previous year.
    (b) Requirement.--The report under subsection (a) shall include a 
breakdown of all programs and activities for which amounts were 
expended in a State, including--
            (1) Federal land acquisitions;
            (2) State grants, including competitive State grants; and
            (3) all other programs and activities that use amounts from 
        the Fund.
                                                       Calendar No. 709

115th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                                 S. 569

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

   To amend title 54, United States Code, to provide consistent and 
  reliable authority for, and for the funding of, the Land and Water 
Conservation Fund to maximize the effectiveness of the Fund for future 
                  generations, and for other purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                            December 4, 2018

                       Reported with an amendment