Title: Expanding Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire private and state land to be administered as part of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Arizona.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire private or state lands generally depicted on the Proposed Casa Grande Ruins Boundary Modification map (303/100,934), from willing owners only, through donation, exchange, or purchase with donated or appropriated funds (Sec. 3).
Requires the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to identify any additional lands that the Secretary considers appropriate to be part of any future adjustments to the boundary of the Monument and submit a report to the House Committee on Natural Resources and Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources within 3 years (Sec. 5).
NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.