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#123277 - 09/09/14 01:20 PM More Potential Fees To Use Land (USA HR 5204)
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Just a heads up to everyone that a bill has been introduced in the United States Congress, HB 5204, entitled The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Modernization Act of 2014, which will allow fees to be collected for most of the "public land" that is controlled by the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. If the bill passes, it would allow the Federal Government to charge fees for any activity on land that we presently have access to for free. Fees could include a permit fee, day use fee, or a special use fee. There is the possibility that the bill could be attached to an appropriation bill, which would allow the bill to pass without public comment or debate.

It is time now to get involved and contact your congressman and senators where you have your domicile and let them know that HB 5204 should be defeated. In the past, public lands have been turned over to concessionaires that allowed them to charge fees or to refuse to give discounts for entering the federal lands. This bill may not pass, but don't take a chance and let the other members contact their congressman or senators. It only takes a few minutes to let the representatives that we elected know how we feel.

To find your congressman, you can go to http://www.house.gov, and for senators, you can go to http://www.senate.gov.

If you would like to review the bill yourself:
https://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/5204/text

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#123281 - 09/09/14 04:27 PM Re: More Potential Fees To Use Land (USA HR 5204) [Re: Muniac]
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Originally Posted By: Muniac
..a bill has been introduced in the United States Congress, HB 5204, entitled The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Modernization Act of 2014, which will allow fees to be collected for most of the "public land" that is controlled by the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. If the bill passes, it would allow the Federal Government to charge fees for any activity on land that we presently have access to for free. Fees could include a permit fee, day use fee, or a special use fee. There is the possibility that the bill could be attached to an appropriation bill, which would allow the bill to pass without public comment or debate..

govtrack.us: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr5204 allows us to stay current with the progress of this bill and provides links by which your congressman or congresswoman may be reached for comment. At the moment the bill is given a 7% chance of actually passing - but that's no guarantee given how sneaky government can be in such matters.

Originally Posted By: Muniac
..in my lifetime, I've never seen a more invasive government that is completely detached from the people it's supposed to serve..

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