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H.R. 1873 - Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 1873 PDF XML

    Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act (as reported) 

  • H. Rept. 115-165 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Natural Resources 

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 392: 
Agreed to by record vote of 230-185, after agreeing to the previous questions by record vote of 229-186 on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

MANAGERS: Newhouse/Polis

1. Structured rule for H.R. 1873.

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 that 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. 1654.

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. 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.

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

14. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B 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 B of the report.

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

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Beyer (VA)DemocratProhibits any loss of funds for wild-fire suppression. Made In Order
4Version 2Carbajal (CA)DemocratRevised Ensures that owners and operators of electric transmission and distribution facilities submit management plans to the Secretary. Made In Order
2Version 1McEachin (VA)DemocratRequires that the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture provide direction to ensure that management, inspection, operation, and maintenance activities for rights-of-way for electrical transmission and distribution facilities on lands under their jurisdiction account for the impacts of climate change on forests and utility infrastructure. Submitted
5Version 2Schneider (IL)DemocratLate Withdrawn Requires a GAO report on the impact of the act to limit wildfires on public lands and based on this report require the Secretary of Interior, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, to determine whether the new processes under this act should continue. Withdrawn
3Version 1Sinema (AZ), Tipton (CO), Gosar (AZ), O'Halleran (AZ)Bi-PartisanEnsures personnel of the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service involved in vegetation management decisions on transmission and distribution rights-of-way receive training on how unmanned technologies can be used to identify vegetation management needs, lower energy costs, and reduce the risk of wildfires.Made In Order