Summary and Text of Amendments Submitted to H.R. 1528 - New England National Scenic Trail Designation Act

Listed in Alphabetical Order

January 28, 2008 10:07 AM

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Bishop, Rob (UT)

#2

The amendment requires the Secretary of the Interior to give notice to property owners within the trail and allows them to decline to be part of the trail.

Bishop, Rob (UT)

#3

The amendment grants the States of Massachusetts and Connecticut the same procedural protections granted to the State of New Hampshire under section 5 of the bill before any lands may be added to the trail.  The amendment also requires written permission from landowners before any of the landowner's land may be included in the trail.

Bishop, Rob (UT)

#4

The amendment delays designation of the trail until all environmental analyses and the review required by Public Law 107-338 have been completed by the Secretary of the Interior.

Bishop, Rob (UT)

#5

The amendment prohibits the use of eminent domain to add lands to the New England National Scenic Trail.

Bishop, Rob (UT)

#6

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute.  The amendment encourages the Secretary of the Interior to work with the affected states, local governments and private organizations to include certain specified lands as part of the National Trails System.  The amendment also affords the States of Massachusetts and Connecticut the same procedural protections granted to the State of New Hampshire under section 5 of the introduced bill before any trail may be established.

Bishop, Rob (UT)

#7

The amendment states that state and local laws regarding hunting, fishing, trapping and netting shall be the exclusive laws regarding these activities on the trail.

Flake (AZ)

#1

The amendment eliminates funding under cooperative agreements for the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Connecticut Forest and Park Association.