S.2861 - A bill to amend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 to clarify the prohibition on the use of certain Federal funds for lobbying, and for other purposes.116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 11/14/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2861 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/14/2019)
This bill prohibits the use of county funds distributed under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 for (1) any expenses related to lobbying, or (2) any activity that is to influence a state or federal lawmaker. Currently, the funds are authorized to be used for activities such as emergency services on federal land or wildfire protection.
The Forest Service, in coordination with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), must promulgate regulations that provide guidance to participating counties on the appropriate use of county funds. The Forest Service and the BLM each must publish such guidance on a public website.
Each participating county shall submit to the Department of Agriculture or the Department of the Interior an annual report that includes a description of how the county used its county funds.