/  H.R. 761—National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013

H.R. 761 - National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 113-17 PDF XML

    National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013 (showing the text of H.R. 761 as ordered reported by the Committee on Natural Resources) 

  • Text of H.R. 761 PDF XML

    National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013 (as introduced)

  • H. Rept. 113-138 Part 1 PDF XML

    Report from the Committee on Natural Resources

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 292: 
TABLED by H. Res. 322.

MANAGERS: Bishop (UT)/Hastings (FL)

1. Structured rule.

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 purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-17 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 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 the report.

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

 

Amendments

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#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
11Version 1Bonamici (OR)DemocratProhibits issuance of mineral exploration or mine permit under the Act to a person found to be in violation of Sections 13(p) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, regarding trafficking in conflict minerals.Submitted
10Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratRecognizes that mineral exploration and mining can have major environmental impacts and requires such projects be subjected to an Environmental Impact Statement review prior to approval. Removes the arbitrary limit on the time frame for such reviews.Made In Order
9Version 1DeFazio (OR)DemocratAssess a royalty fee of 8 percent for new hardrock mining operations and 4 percent for existing hardrock mining operations. Revenues would be used to reclaim abandoned hardrock mines. Submitted
5Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratClarifies that mineral exploration and mine permits referenced in H.R. 761, only cover strategic and critical minerals.Made In Order
6Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratNarrows the definition of ‘strategic and critical minerals’ so it is not so broad that it includes all minerals.Submitted
7Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratNarrows the definition of ‘strategic and critical minerals’ so it is not so broad that it includes all minerals. Clarifies that mineral exploration and mine permits referenced in H.R. 761, only cover strategic and critical minerals.Submitted
1Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratEstablishes that no deadline for agency action under “Section 104 Federal Register Process for Mineral Exploration and Mining” shall apply to the agency in a fiscal year if the amount of appropriations available to the agency for such action for the fiscal year is less than then amount of appropriations available to the agency for such action for the preceding fiscal year. Made In Order
2Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratDirects that the lead agency with responsibility for issuing a mineral exploration or mine permit coordinate and consult with each State that may be impacted by issuance of the permit. Made In Order
3Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratAllows access to funds provided by taxpayers to other taxpayers when mounting a challenge to a decision by the Federal government agency with authority under this Act.Made In Order
8Version 1Lowenthal (CA)DemocratClarifies the definition of "Strategic and Critical Minerals" to only include the minerals identified by the National Research Council (NRC) as strategic and critical minerals, and any additional minerals added by the Secretary that meet the NRC's criteria. Also clarifies the definition of "Mineral Exploration or Mine Permit" to mean mineral exploration or mine permit for strategic and critical minerals.Made In Order
12Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratProvides that the lead agency granting mineral exploration or mine permits ensures that other public lands uses including, grazing, hunting, fishing, recreation, tourism, and environmental resource values, are considered as a factor in whether to grant such permits. Submitted
4Version 1Shea-Porter (NH)DemocratRequires any person or corporation that is applying for a permit under H.R. 761 to disclose all electioneering expenditures made by them in the last five years.Submitted