CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 1068, a bill to enact title 54, United States Code, "National Park Service and Related Programs", as positive law, under a suspension of the rules. The bill was introduced on March 12, 2013 by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, which reported the bill by voice vote.
H.R. 1068 organizes all of the laws related to the National Park Service into one title and enacts it as positive law. This new title replaces the former provisions, which are repealed by the bill.
Over the last century and a half, many laws have been enacted that relate to the National Park System and its management by the National Park Service. All of these laws have been classified under title 16, ‘Conservation’, of the United States Code, but are spread throughout the title rather than being easily referenced in one location. This has made the Code, as it relates to the National Park Service, difficult to use. H.R. 1068 solves this problem by reclassifying all of these laws as a new title of the Code, allowing the laws to be easily found and referenced.
In the 112th Congress, the House passed similar legislation, H.R. 1950, by voice vote on August 1, 2012.
CBO estimates that because H.R. 1068 would make no substantive changes to the law, the bill would have “no impact on the federal budget.”