H.R.1505 - National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act

To prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from taking action on public lands which impede border security on such lands, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from taking action on public lands which impede border security on such lands, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act as introduced.
  • Short: National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act as reported to house.

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04/13/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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B001250

Representative

Rob Bishop

R-UT

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Official Summary

National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act - Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) from prohibiting or restricting activities on land under their respective jurisdictions by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to achieve operational control ov

Official Summary

National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act - Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) from prohibiting or restricting activities on land under their respective jurisdictions by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to achieve operational control over the international land borders of the United States. Grants U.S. Customs and Border Protection access to such lands to conduct the following activities:
(1) construction and maintenance of roads and fences;
(2) use of patrol vehicles and aircraft;
(3) installation, maintenance, and operation of surveillance equipment and sensors; and
(4) deployment of temporary tactical infrastructure, including forward operating bases. States that a waiver by the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) of specified laws regarding sections of the international border between the United States and Mexico and between the United States and Canada shall apply to all land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture within 100 miles of the international land borders of the United States with respect to U.S. Customs and Border Protection activities under this Act. States that this Act shall not be construed to restrict legal use (grazing, hunting, or mining) on, or legal access to, land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture. Terminates this Act five years after enactment.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.1505

  • National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  • Public Lands Council
  • National Association of Police Organizations
  • United Four-Wheel Drive Associations
  • Motorcycle Industry Council
  • National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
  • ...and 20 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.1505

  • Alpine Lakes Protection Society
  • Sierra Club
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • Sky Island Alliance
  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • The Wilderness Society
  • ...and 71 more. See all.


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