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New Fee Demo Legislation Introduced

The second, of several recreation-fee and recreation-infrastructure pieces
of legislation was introduced in the Senate on Tuesday of this week.
The second, of several recreation-fee and recreation-infrastructure pieces
of legislation was introduced in the Senate on Tuesday of this week. The
bill can be read at:  http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c107:S2607:

It should some as NO SURPRISE that this legislation was introduced during
the American Recreation Coalition's "Great Outdoors Week"
(www.funoutdoors.com). I only wish I or some member of the general public
could have been inside the meetings ARC must have had with the sponsor of
this legislation, Senator Bingaman (D-NM).

This bill appears to be on an extreme fast tract. A Senate hearing has
already been set for next week, (June 19, 2002 at 9:30 AM)
 http://energy.senate.gov/cfdocs/e_witnesslist.cfm?id=288

Needless to say ... this is "crunch time" for everyone who has been working
so hard to end forest fees!!