H.R.3905 – Minnesota’s Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act

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H.R.3905 – Minnesota’s Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act

Brief

H.R. 3905 congressional approval of any mineral withdrawal or monument designation involving the National Forest System lands in the State of Minnesota, to provide for the renewal of certain mineral leases in such lands.

Minerals within the National Forest System lands in the State of Minnesota shall not be subject to withdrawal from disposition under United States mineral and geothermal leasing law unless the withdrawal is specifically approved by an Act of Congress enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act.

All mineral leases issued within the exterior boundaries of National Forest System lands in the State of Minnesota under the authority of the Act of June 30, 1950 (16 U.S.C. 508b), or section 402 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1946 (5 U.S.C. App.), are indeterminate preference right leases that—

(A) shall be issued for an initial 20-year period; and

(B) as provided in paragraph (2), shall be renewable after the period described in subparagraph (A) for 10-year renewal periods.

No extension or establishment of national monuments on National Forest System lands in the State of Minnesota may be undertaken except by express authorization of Congress.

The Secretary of the Interior may suspend operations under a lease when the lease can only be operated at a loss due to market conditions; or operations are interrupted by strikes.

(Full text of H.R. 3905 congress.gov)

SponsorRep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] (Introduced 10/02/2017)

Status: Passed House /

VOTES and FLOOR ACTION

HOUSE

On Passage: An amendment, offered by Mr. Grijalva, numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-429 to increase the royalty rate by 16.66 percent for mineral leases in the Superior National Forest.

House Amendments:

Motion to recommit:

Text of the motion:

SENATE

On Passage:

Procedural Actions:

Senate Amendments:

COST AND IMPACT

Cost to the taxpayersCBO estimates that enacting the bill would increase offsetting receipts, which are treated as reductions in direct spending, by $2 million over the 2018-2027 period

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  pay-as-you-go procedures apply. Enacting H.R. 3905 would not affect revenues

Regulatory and Other Impact: H.R. 3905 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA).

Dynamic Scoring:   CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3905 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.

 

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