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Short Titles as Introduced

Advancing Conservation and Education Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To maximize land management efficiencies, promote land conservation, generate education funding, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/04/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
06/18/2020Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
02/05/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
01/04/2019Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/04/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources01/04/2019 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands02/05/2019 Referred to
06/18/2020 Hearings by

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Introduced in House (01/04/2019)

Advancing Conservation and Education Act

This bill allows the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming (western states) to relinquish state land grant parcels wholly or primarily within eligible areas and select, in exchange, public land within the state.

The bill defines "eligible areas" as lands within the outer boundaries of units or components of the National Park, National Wilderness Preservation, National Wildlife Refuge, or National Landscape Conservation Systems, areas identified by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the Department of the Interior through a inventory carried out in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) as having wilderness characteristics as of enactment of this bill or in a land use plan that was finalized under the FLPMA, certain designated lands within the National Forest System or administered by the BLM, and sentinel landscapes designated by the Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, or Interior.

Interior shall create a process for the relinquishment of such parcels.

A western state may select, and Interior may convey, lands that are mineral in character.

The overall value of the state land grant parcels and the public land to be conveyed shall be equal or made equal.

The bill sets forth requirements regarding hazardous materials on land to be conveyed, water rights, grazing permits, road rights-of-ways, and protection of Indian rights.