H.R. 1335 - Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act

Bill Text

    Rules Committee Print 114-16 PDF XML

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    Text of H.R. 1335 PDF XML

    Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act
            ::  H.R. 1335 (as introduced)  PDF XML

    H. Rept. 114-116 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Natural Resources

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 8-3 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

Agreed to by record vote of 237-174, on Thursday, May 21, 2015. 

MANAGERS: Byrne/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. 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 114-16 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that 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debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before action thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.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 (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
7Version 1Beyer (VA)DemocratPrevents the Fishery Management Councils from applying the rebuilding exceptions or using multi-year or multi-species annual catch limits for fish stocks that are vulnerable to climate change. Submitted
9Version 1Dingell (MI)DemocratEliminates the requirement to fast-track analyses under the National Environmental Policy Act. Made In Order
4Version 1Farr (CA)DemocratAllows the use of vessel information under Executive Order 13547 to aid in restoring fisheries habitat at the Secretary's discretion.Made In Order
10Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanConfers management of snapper fisheries to Gulf of Mexico states similar to the management of Atlantic Striped Bass to Atlantic states. Seeks to improve the science of snapper fisheries monitoring. Made In Order
17Version 1Guinta (NH)RepublicanLate Directs each Regional Fishery Management Council to establish a fishery investment committee to: (1) develop a regional fishery investment plan identifying research, conservation, management needs, and actions to rebuild and maintain healthy fish populations and sustainable fisheries; and (2) make recommendations to the Council on grant applications and projects to implement the respective plans.Submitted
1Version 2Herrera-Beutler (WA)RepublicanRevised ExtendS the existing cooperative fishery management regime between federal, state, and tribal fishery managers for West Coast Dungeness crab. Submitted
5Version 1Huffman (CA)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Reauthorizes the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and improves fisheries management and data collection.Made In Order
6Version 1Jones (NC)RepublicanRestores the ability of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the local fishermen and citizens who serve on it to fairly and equitably allocate the harvest of fish in that region. Submitted
14Version 1Keating (MA), Lynch (MA), Moulton (MA)DemocratLate Amends Section 10 (3) Use of Asset Forfeiture Fund for Fishery Independent Data Collection to include fishery research and independent stock assessments, conservation gear engineering, at-sea and shoreside monitoring, fishery impact statements, and other priorities established by the Council as necessary to rebuild or maintain sustainable fisheries, ensure healthy ecosystems, and maintain fishing communities.Made In Order
15Version 1Keating (MA), Lynch (MA), Moulton (MA)DemocratLate Authorizes the Secretary to use discretion in providing funding to maintain levels of at-sea monitoring consistent with fishery management plans. Requires the Secretary to conduct a review of monitoring levels in New England and report the findings to Congress within 60 days.Submitted
16Version 1Keating (MA), Lynch (MA), Moulton (MA)DemocratLate Expresses the Sense of Congress that the importance of safety-at-sea trainings and shoreside support services should be recognized and prioritized as critical tools for protecting the viability of fishing communities. Submitted
8Version 1Lowenthal (CA)DemocratAllows the National Ocean Council, operating under Executive Order 13547, to develop a process for decommissioning oil and gas rigs that eliminates harm to the red snapper stock and improves habitat.Made In Order
2Version 1Sablan (MP)DemocratAllows for the participation of the U.S. territories in the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention in managing highly migratory species that frequent the exclusive economic zone adjoining such territories. Submitted
3Version 2Sablan (MP)DemocratRevised Allows for certain fishing fees to go directly to the participating U.S. territory to support projects that foster and promote the development in the fishing economy of that U.S. territory.Submitted
11Version 1Takai (HI)DemocratSpecifies Hawaii and Pacific Insular Areas as eligible for Catastrophic Regional Fishery Disaster assistance. Submitted
13Version 1Wittman (VA)RepublicanLate Gives NOAA the authority to use alternative fishery management measures.Made In Order
12Version 1Young, Don (AK)RepublicanProvides for additional information for stock assessments, the use of students to collect marine recreational fishing data and clarifies information for Council reviews.Made In Order