Legislation has been introduced that could directly impact the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt has filed an amendment to the bi-partisan sportsmen’s act of 2014. According to a release from the Senator’s office, he did this to preserve the current national park service regulations and protect Missouri sportsmen’s right to use motorized vessels in the park. In November of 2013 the N.P.S. released a draft general management plan which would close down certain areas of the park to motorized vessels and limit their horsepower in other areas. The same amendment has been approved by voice in the U.S. House of Representatives.