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H.R. 1526 - Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act

Bill Text

  • Text of Rules Committee Print 113-21 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 1526 as ordered reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. 

  • Text of H.R. 1526 PDF XML

    Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act (as introduced)

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 351: 
AGREED to by record vote of 231-193 on Thursday, September 19, 2013. 

MANAGERS: Sessions/McGovern

1. Structured rule for H.R. 687

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Structured rule for H.R. 1526.

10. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

12. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee print 113-21, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against prisons in the bill, as amended.

14. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part C of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part C of the report.

16. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

17. Closed rule for H.R. 3102.

18. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture.

19. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

20. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

21. Provides one motion to recommit.

 

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
2Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratClarifies that “natural forest materials” does not include natural gas extracted from hydraulic fracturing methods until the Secretary complies with all NEPA requirements including the preparation of an environmental impact statement. Submitted
3Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratRequires the Secretary complete a full NEPA process for a proposed covered forest project within the Forest Revenue Area. Removes the arbitrary limit on report length and deadline for reviews. Submitted
7Version 1Daines (MT)RepublicanRequires the Secretary to submit to Congress an annual report specifying for each Forest Reserve Revenue Area the annual volume requirement in effect for that fiscal year, the volume of board feet actually harvested, the average cost of preparation of timber sales, the revenues generated from such sales, the amount of receipts distributed to each beneficiary county. Restricts the length of this report to one page. Made In Order
9Version 1Daines (MT)RepublicanLate Protect forest reserve projects from delay by precluding Court-issued injunctions based on alleged violations of procedural requirements in selecting, planning, or analyzing the project.Made In Order
6Version 2Hastings, Doc (WA)RepublicanRevised Makes a number of technical corrections throughout the legislation and addresses a number of issues with the implementation of community forest demonstration areas.Submitted
5Version 1Herrera-Beutler (WA), Schrader (OR)Bi-PartisanWithdrawn Codifies the EPA's silviculture rule which provides that mud and rock runoff from forest roads should not be categorized in the same manner as industrial parking lots or factories.Withdrawn
8Version 1Huffman (CA), DeFazio (OR), Kuster, Ann (NH), Nolan (MN)DemocratProvides an alternative approach to treatment of forests subject to insect and disease by providing federal agencies additional tools and contracting authorities to improve forest health. Language to extend Secure Rural Schools for one year is retained, but anti-environmental provisions are struck.Submitted
12Version 1LaMalfa (CA)RepublicanLate Limits the Department of Justice efforts to seek damages beyond actual damage to property, public lands and firefighting and restoration costs in states with laws limiting such damages. Made In Order
13Version 1LaMalfa (CA)RepublicanLate Streamlines the U.S. Forest Service's post-wildfire efforts by including reforestation, site rehabilitation and salvage operations as eligible to be conducted as a part of suppression efforts and adds funding flexibility for such work.Made In Order
10Version 1McClintock (CA), McCarthy, Kevin (CA), LaMalfa (CA), Denham (CA)RepublicanLate Waives judicial review on any timber salvage project resulting from a wildfire occurring in 2013.Made In Order
11Version 2McClintock (CA)RepublicanLate Revised Prohibits the U.S. Forest Service from removing any roads or trails unless there has been a specific decision, which included adequate and appropriate public involvement, to decommission the specific road or trail in question. Made In Order
4Version 1Schrader (OR)DemocratWithdrawn Requires the Secretary of Agriculture, in coordination with the Secretary of the Interior, the Chief of the Forest Service, and the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, to adopt a list of guidelines for the appropriate Secretary to consider when determining if a report on a response to a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act does comply with section 4 of that Act. Withdrawn
1Version 2Smith, Jason (MO), Luetkemeyer (MO), Long (MO)RepublicanRevised Puts a moratorium on the use of prescribed fires in the Mark Twain National Forest until the Secretary of Agriculture submits a report to Congress on the economic impacts of these fires. The amendment does not prohibit the use of prescribed fire as part of wildfire suppression activities.Made In Order