Summary

To amend the Act popularly known as the Antiquities Act of 1906 to require certain procedures for designating national monuments, and for other purposes. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Feb 17, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To amend the Act popularly known as the Antiquities Act of 1906 to require certain procedures for designating national monuments, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``National Monument Designation Transparency and Accountability Act''.

SEC. 2. LIMITATION ON DESIGNATION OF NATIONAL MONUMENTS.

Section 2 of the Act of June 8, 1906 (16 U.S.C. 431), popularly known as the ``Antiquities Act of 1906'', is amended-- (1) by striking ``That the President'' and inserting ``(a) In General.--Subject to the requirements of this section, the President''; and (2) in subsection (a) (as so designated)-- (A) by striking ``compatible with'' and inserting ``essential to ensure''; and (B) by striking ``Provided, That when'' and inserting ``When''.

SEC. 3. NATIONAL MONUMENT DESIGNATION PROCEDURES.

Section 2 of the Act of June 8, 1906 (16 U.S.C. 431) is further amended by adding at the end the following: ``(b) National Monument Designation Procedures.-- ``(1) Precondition to proclamation.--The President may not issue a proclamation to designate a national monument under subsection (a) before the last day of the 30-day period beginning on the date on which the President provides the language of the proposed proclamation to Congress and to the Governor of each State, the chief elected official of each unit of local government, and the governing entity of each tribal government with jurisdiction over parcels of land located within the boundaries of...

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Bill Summary

To amend the Act popularly known as the Antiquities Act of 1906 to require certain procedures for designating national monuments, and for other purposes.

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