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S 1459 - Public Rangelands Management Act of 1996 - Key Vote

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Legislation - Placed on Calendar (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (50-47) - (Key vote)

Title: Public Rangelands Management Act of 1996

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that revises policy for allowing livestock to graze on federal land.

Highlights:
  • Requires a 12 year permit for livestock to graze on federal land.
  • Determines the grazing fee be calculated on the basis of an average value of beef production over a specified time and over a longer time period, an average rate for US Treasury Securities.
  • Requires that the land use plan to adhere to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
  • Requires that affected interests to be notified at least 30 days prior to a final decision in the land use plan change and provide opportunity for informal consultation on grazing permits or range improvements.
  • Removes the National Grasslands from the National Forest System.
  • Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to manage the National Grasslands and provide opportunities for consultation in developing and implementing land use and conservation programs for the National Grasslands.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Public Rangelands Management Act of 1996

Sponsors

  • Pete V. Domenici Jr. (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
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