Senate Bill 3422
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Great American Outdoors Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Mar 9, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 9, 2020
Latest Action
Mar 10, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3422
Congress
116
Policy Area
Public Lands and Natural Resources
Public Lands and Natural Resources
Primary focus of measure is natural areas (including wilderness); lands under government jurisdiction; land use practices and policies; parks, monuments, and historic sites; fisheries and marine resources; mining and minerals. Measures concerning energy supplies and production may fall under Energy policy area.
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No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Great American Outdoors Act

This bill establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to support deferred maintenance projects on federal lands.

For FY2021-FY2025, there shall be deposited into the fund an amount equal to 50% of all federal revenues from the development of oil, gas, coal, or alternative or renewable energy on federal lands and waters. Deposited amounts must not exceed $1.9 billion for any fiscal year.

The fund must be used for priority deferred maintenance projects in specified systems that are administered by

  • the National Park Service,
  • the Forest Service,
  • the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
  • the Bureau of Land Management, and
  • the Bureau of Indian Education.

The Government Accountability Office must report on the effect of the fund in reducing the backlog of priority deferred maintenance projects for the specified agencies.

Additionally, the bill makes funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) permanent. The President shall annually report to Congress specified details regarding the allocation of funds to the LWCF. Congress may provide for alternate allocations using specified procedures.

Text (1)
Actions (3)
03/10/2020
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 438.
03/09/2020
Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
03/09/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Mar 10, 2020 4:27:16 AM
Updated
Feb 1, 2021 10:22:42 PM