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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 4028

 To require the Secretary of the Interior to establish a pilot program 
 for commercial recreation concessions on certain land managed by the 
                       Bureau of Land Management.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 25, 2019

 Mr. Gosar (for himself, Mr. Harris, Mr. DesJarlais, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, 
  Mr. Norman, and Mr. Biggs) introduced the following bill; which was 
             referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

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                                 A BILL


 
 To require the Secretary of the Interior to establish a pilot program 
 for commercial recreation concessions on certain land managed by the 
                       Bureau of Land Management.

    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 ``RPPA Commercial Recreation 
Concessions Pilot Program Act of 2019''.

SEC. 2. COMMERCIAL RECREATION CONCESSIONS PILOT PROGRAM.

    The Act of June 14, 1926 (commonly known as the ``Recreation and 
Public Purposes Act'') (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.), is amended by adding at 
the end the following:

``SEC. 7. COMMERCIAL RECREATION CONCESSIONS PILOT PROGRAM.

    ``(a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act 
(including regulations), not later than 90 days after the date of 
enactment of this section, the Secretary shall establish a pilot 
program to authorize commercial recreation concessions on land patented 
or leased under this Act.
    ``(b) Concessions Agreements.--
            ``(1) In general.--In carrying out the pilot program 
        established under subsection (a), the Secretary shall enter 
        into not more than 10 agreements with parties to whom the land 
        described in subsection (a) has been patented or leased for the 
        establishment of commercial recreation concessions on the land 
        covered by the agreement.
            ``(2) Term.--
                    ``(A) In general.--An agreement entered into under 
                paragraph (1) shall be for a period that is consistent 
                with the period of time required to amortize the 
                capital investment made under the agreement but in any 
                case not longer than 20 years.
                    ``(B) Extension.--On a finding of satisfactory 
                performance, the Secretary may extend the term of an 
                agreement for 1 additional period equal in length to 
                the initial term.
            ``(3) Third-party agreements.--
                    ``(A) In general.--A party to an agreement entered 
                into under paragraph (1) may enter into agreements with 
                third parties for the establishment of commercial 
                recreation concessions pursuant to the agreement 
                entered into under paragraph (1).
                    ``(B) Term.--An agreement entered into under 
                subparagraph (A) shall not be for a period that is 
                longer than the term of the agreement entered into 
                under paragraph (1).
    ``(c) Use of Funds.--A party to an agreement entered into under 
subsection (b)(1) shall not be required to use revenue collected 
pursuant to the commercial recreation concessions on the land covered 
by the agreement.
    ``(d) Authorized Activities.--For the term of an agreement entered 
into under subsection (b)(1), with respect to land covered by the 
agreement, any activity defined as permissible under parts 2920 and 
2930 of title 43, Code of Federal Regulations, shall be permissible.
    ``(e) Effect.--The establishment of commercial recreation 
concessions under subsection (b) shall not be considered to be a change 
in use for purposes of this Act.''.
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