US HB1499 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)
Status: Introduced on March 2 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-04-21 - Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
Pending: House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Directs the Department of the Interior, after receiving a request from La Paz County, Arizona, to convey approximately 4,800 acres of identified land managed by the Bureau of Land Management to the county. Interior shall exclude from the conveyance any federal land that contains significant cultural, environmental, wildlife, or recreational resources. As a condition of the conveyance, La Paz County and any subsequent owner shall make good faith efforts to avoid disturbing tribal artifacts; minimize impacts on tribal artifacts if they are disturbed; coordinate with the Colorado River Indian Tribes Tribal Historic Preservation Office to identify artifacts of cultural and historic significance; and allow tribal representatives to rebury unearthed artifacts at, or near, where they were discovered. The federal land is withdrawn from the operation of U.S. mining and mineral leasing laws.

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La Paz County Solar Energy and Job Creation Act of 2021



2021-04-21HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
2021-04-21HouseReferred to the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
2021-03-02HouseReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
2021-03-02HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB528 (Related) 2021-10-19 - Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.


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