Summary: H.R.1225 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/14/2019)

Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act

This bill establishes the National Park Service and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund into which, through FY2020-FY2024, there shall be deposited an amount equal to 50% of all energy development revenues due to the federal government from oil, gas, coal, or alternative or renewable energy development on federal lands and waters. Deposited amounts must not exceed $1.3 billion for any fiscal year.

From such amounts

  • 80% shall be allocated to the National Park Service for high-priority deferred maintenance projects, ensuring parity between transportation and nontransportation projects;
  • 10% shall be for the national wildlife refuge system maintenance backlog;
  • 5% shall be for the public access and recreation backlog on public lands; and
  • 5% shall be for school construction and deferred maintenance backlogs.

The Department of the Interior must submit to Congress, with the President's annual budget submission, a list of projects receiving allocations from the fund and a description of each such project. Interior, and other specified agencies, may accept cash or in-kind donations that advance efforts to reduce maintenance backlogs and encourage public-private partnerships.