Description: TO PASS H.R. 5512, TO SUSPEND THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION ACT OF 1966.
Bill summary: (Reported to House from the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries with amendment, H. Rept. 94-334)
Provides that for the purpose of consolidating the authorities relating to the various categories of areas that are administered by the Secretary of the Interior for the conservation of fish and wildlife, including species that are threatened with extinction, all lands, waters, and interests therein administered by the Secretary as wildlife refuges, areas for the protection and conservation
of fish and wildlife that are threatened with extinction, wildlife ranges, game ranges, wildlife management areas, or waterfowl production areas are hereby designated as the "National Wildlife Refuge System.
States that no acquired lands which are or become a part of the System may be transferred or otherwise disposed of under any provision of law (except by exchange pursuant to this Act) unless the Secretary of the Interior determines with the approval of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission that such lands are no longer needed for the purposes for which the System was established; and such lands are transferred or otherwise disposed of for a designated amount.
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Bill titles: An Act to amend the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, and for other purposes.; A bill to amend the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 121-170, p. H11197;
Links for more info on the vote: congress.gov