H.R. 2647 - Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015

Bill Text

    Rules Committee Print 114-21 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 2647, as reported by the Committees on Agriculture and Natural Resources, and text based on H.R. 1471, as ordered reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
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    Text of H.R. 2647 PDF XML

    Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015 (as reported)

    H. Rept. 114-185 Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Agriculture

    H. Rept. 114-185 Part 2 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Natural Resources

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

Agreed to by record vote of 242-185 on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. 

MANAGERS: Newhouse/Polis

1. Provides for further consideration of H.R. 5 under a structured rule.

2. Makes in order pursuant to H. Res. 125 the further amendments to H.R. 5 printed in part A of the Rules Committee Report.

3. Structured rule for H.R. 2647

4. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided among and controlled by the chairs and ranking minority members of the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Natural Resources.

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

6. 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 114-21, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, and provides that it shall be considered as read.

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

8. 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.

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

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

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
4Version 1Bishop, Rob (UT)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Makes changes to the public input process for projects carried out under Title II. Changes the requirements for filling vacancies for Resource Advisory Committees in HR 2647 and specifies the distributions of funds under the Secure Rural Schools program in Title IV. Also makes changes to the management of specific lands in the Northwestern United States under BLM and Forest Service authorities in Title VIII. Considered As Adopted
7Version 1Kilmer (WA)DemocratLate Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to develop and implement at least one landscape-scale forest restoration project that includes, as a defined purpose of that project, the generation of material that will be used to promote advanced wood products. Requires that the project be developed through a collaborative process.Made In Order
2Version 1Lujan Grisham (NM)DemocratRequires that a plaintiff substantially win the challenges, as determined by the court, in order to have the bond returned.Submitted
3Version 1Lujan Grisham (NM)DemocratExcludes small non-profit organizations of under 100 members, small businesses with under 50 employees, and individual land owners with land in the same county or an adjacent county from the requirement to post a bond in order to pursue litigation.Submitted
5Version 1Lujan Grisham (NM)DemocratLate Allows the Forest Service to create a pilot program that would execute contracts with tribes to perform administrative, management, and other functions of programs of the Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004.Made In Order
1Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratStrikes Section 203, relating to the prohibition on restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, and injunctions pending appeals. Strikes Title III, relating to the imposition of a bond requirement as part of a potential legal challenge of certain forest management activities. Made In Order
6Version 1Tipton (CO)RepublicanLate Requests stewardship contracts awarded prior to Feb 7, 2014 shall be modified by the Secretary to include fire liability provisions described in Section 604(d)(7) of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (16 U.S.C. 6591c).Made In Order