Senate Bill 33
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Improved National Monument Designation Process Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jan 5, 2017
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 5, 2017
Latest Action
Jan 5, 2017
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
33
Congress
115
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.
Sponsorship by Party
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Improved National Monument Designation Process Act

Before a national monument can be designated on public land, the President must obtain congressional approval, certify compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), and receive notice from the governor of the state in which the monument is to be located that the state legislature has enacted legislation approving its designation.

The President may not declare any area of the exclusive economic zone to be a marine national monument unless:

  • it is specifically authorized by Congress,
  • the President has certified compliance with NEPA, and
  • each state legislature within 100 nautical miles of the proposed monument has approved it.

Neither the Department of the Interior nor the Department of Commerce may implement a restriction on the public use of a marine national monument until the expiration of an appropriate review period providing for public input and congressional approval.

Text (1)
January 5, 2017
Actions (2)
01/05/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
01/05/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 6, 2017 4:57:27 AM
Updated
Feb 1, 2021 10:22:00 PM