April 18, 2018 The Recreation Not Red Tape Act (RNR) has been marked up in the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, which moves the bill to the House floor for a vote.
America Outdoors Association supports the bill and thanks Chairman Bishop (R-UT) and ranking member Grijalva (D-AZ) for working together with members of the committee from both sides of the aisle to develop and modify legislation to improve access to recreation opportunities on public lands for all Americans.
Along with the creation of a National Recreation Area System, the Act also expands access for veterans, creates a 21 Century Conservation Service Corps, and establishes the Every Kid Outdoors program to advance participation in the outdoors by youth.
The RNR would allow Congress to designate National Recreation Areas, protecting these areas for their recreational, ecological, cultural, historical, scenic, hydrological and geological values.
Support for the bill by outfitters and guides was mentioned in the hearing by Chairman Rob Bishop. Both Chairman Bishop (R-UT) and ranking member Grijalva (D-AZ) commended the bipartisan efforts that led to the bill development with the Chairman noting that the amended bill also supported recreation uses and not just recreation values.
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