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#5455948 - 12/03/14 11:04 AM Senate Passes Duck Stamp Increase
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From $15 to $25, now on to the White House for signature:

http://www.ducks.org/news-media/duck-sta...re?poe=whatsnew
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#5456047 - 12/03/14 11:45 AM Re: Senate Passes Duck Stamp Increase [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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It's ok to me.
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#5456071 - 12/03/14 11:53 AM Re: Senate Passes Duck Stamp Increase [Re: Duck_Hunter]
Esh and Hattie Offline
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Loc: N Texas
Hopefully that'll back channel fund some gasoline for the gw's to get out there and do their jobs more effectively! Heck I'd pay $100 for a duck stamp if that was the case. Not sure where all the money gets funneled though

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#5456074 - 12/03/14 11:55 AM Re: Senate Passes Duck Stamp Increase [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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$10 increase is fine with me.

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#5456271 - 12/03/14 01:07 PM Re: Senate Passes Duck Stamp Increase [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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#5456378 - 12/03/14 01:56 PM Re: Senate Passes Duck Stamp Increase [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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Fine with me. More money to conservation

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#5456383 - 12/03/14 01:59 PM Re: Senate Passes Duck Stamp Increase [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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I agree. I don't mind at all.
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#5456424 - 12/03/14 02:14 PM Re: Senate Passes Duck Stamp Increase [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 5069 Engrossed in House (EH)]

113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5069

_______________________________________________________________________

AN ACT



To amend the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to
increase in the price of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps
to fund the acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds,
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 ``Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014''.

SEC. 2. INCREASE IN PRICE OF MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING AND CONSERVATION
STAMP TO FUND ACQUISITION OF CONSERVATION EASEMENTS FOR
MIGRATORY BIRDS.

The Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act is amended--
(1) in section 2(b) (16 U.S.C. 718b(b))--
(A) by striking ``1990, and'' and inserting
``1990,''; and
(B) by striking ``for each hunting year
thereafter'' and inserting ``for hunting years 1991
through 2013, and $25 for each hunting year
thereafter'';
(2) by adding at the end of section 2 (16 U.S.C. 718b) the
following:
``(c) Reduction in Price of Stamp.--The Secretary may reduce the
price of each stamp sold under the provisions of this section for a
hunting year if the Secretary determines that the increase in the price
of the stamp after hunting year 2013 resulted in a reduction in
revenues deposited into the fund.''; and
(3) in section 4 (16 U.S.C. 718d)--
(A) in subsection (a)(3), by inserting before the
period the following: ``, in which there shall be a
subaccount to which the Secretary of the Treasury shall
transfer all amounts in excess of $15 that are received
from the sale of each stamp sold for each hunting year
after hunting year 2013'';
(B) in subsection (b)(1), by striking ``So much''
and inserting ``Except as provided in paragraph (4), so
much'';
(C) in subsection (b)(2), by striking ``paragraph
(3)'' and inserting ``paragraphs (3) and (4)''; and
(D) by adding at the end of subsection (b) the
following:
``(4) Conservation easements.--Amounts in the subaccount
referred to in subsection (a)(3) shall be used by the Secretary
solely to acquire easements in real property in the United
States for conservation of migratory birds.''.

SEC. 3. ANNUAL REPORT ON EXPENDITURES.

Section 4 of the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act
(16 U.S.C. 718d) is further amended--
(1) in subsection (c)--
(A) by striking so much as precedes ``The Secretary
may'' and inserting the following:
``(c) Promotion of Stamp Sales.--''; and
(B) by striking paragraph (2); and
(2) by adding at the end the following:
``(d) Annual Report.--The Secretary shall include in each annual
report of the Commission under section 3 of the Migratory Bird
Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 715b)--
``(1) a description of activities conducted under
subsection (c) in the year covered by the report;
``(2) an annual assessment of the status of wetlands
conservation projects for migratory bird conservation purposes,
including a clear and accurate accounting of--
``(A) all expenditures by Federal and State
agencies under this section; and
``(B) all expenditures made for fee-simple
acquisition of Federal lands in the United States,
including the amount paid and acreage of each parcel
acquired in each acquisition;
``(3) an analysis of the refuge lands opened, and refuge
lands closed, for hunting and fishing in the year covered by
the report, including--
``(A) identification of the specific areas in each
refuge and the reasons for the closure or opening; and
``(B) a detailed description of each closure
including detailed justification for such closure;
``(4) the total number of acres of refuge land open for
hunting and fishing, and the total number of acres of refuge
land closed for hunting and fishing, in the year covered by the
report; and
``(5) a separate report on the hunting and fishing status
of those lands added to the system in the year covered by the
report.''.

SEC. 4. EXEMPTION FOR TAKINGS BY RURAL ALASKA SUBSISTENCE USERS.

Section 1(a)(2) of the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation
Stamp Act (16 U.S.C. 718a(a)(2)) is amended by striking ``or'' after
the semicolon at the end of subparagraph (B), by striking the period at
the end of subparagraph (C) and inserting ``; or'', and by adding at
the end the following:
``(D) by a rural Alaska resident for subsistence
uses (as that term is defined in section 803 of the
Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16
U.S.C. 3113)).''.

Passed the House of Representatives November 17, 2014.

Attest:

Clerk.
113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5069

_______________________________________________________________________

AN ACT

To amend the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to
increase in the price of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps
to fund the acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds,
and for other purposes.
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