H.R. 1459 - Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 1459 PDF XML

    Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act (as reported)

    H. Rept. 113-221 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Natural Resources

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 6-3 on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

AGREED to by record vote of 227-190, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 230-187, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.  

MANAGERS: Bishop (UT)/Polis

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. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

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

6. Makes in order only those 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 thd 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.

9. Section 2 of the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of March 27, 2013, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules relating to a measure addressing the Medicare payment system for physicians and a measure addressing Ukraine.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
5Version 1Barber (AZ)DemocratRevised Requires the bill's feasibility study to include an assessment of the monument declaration's benefits, including jobs and tourism dollars associated with managing a monument in perpetuity. Made In Order
3Version 1Bishop, Rob (UT)RepublicanMANAGERS Clarifies process for monument designations of 5000 acres or less which allows temporary designation if imminent threat to antiquity and permanent designation if President follows NEPA review process or Congress enacts law. Also clarifies that President is to use existing resources for monument designation process. Made In Order
2Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratModifies the feasibility study required by the bill to capture economic benefits along with the costs of managing a potential monument site. Submitted
4Version 1Maffei (NY), Edwards (MD)DemocratAdds the bipartisan “Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks Act,” H.R. 664. Establishes a national historical park at Harriet Tubman’s home in Auburn, NY and a national historical park on the Eastern Shore of MD to protect sites important to Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.Submitted
1Version 1Tsongas (MA)DemocratPreserves the ability of the President to declare as national monuments those that provide for the “protection or conservation of historic or cultural resources related to American military history,” regardless of their size.Made In Order
6Version 1Yoho (FL)RepublicanWithdrawn Requires the President to consult with the governor of the state before the President makes a national monument declaration in that state.Withdrawn