H.R. 2936 - Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017

Bill Text

    Rules Committee Print 115-36 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 2936 as reported by the Committee on Agriculture with modifications 
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    Text of H.R. 2936 PDF XML

    Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (as reported) 

    H. Rept. 115-370, Part I PDF

    Report from the Committee on Agriculture

    H. Rept. 115-370, Part II PDF

    Report from the Committee on Natural Resources

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 7-3 on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Agreed to by record vote of 232-184, after agreeing to the previous questions by record vote of 232-184 on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

MANAGERS: Newhouse/Hastings

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided among and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture and 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 an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-36 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, 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
1Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratProhibits a more than 10 percent increase in the price of admission to a national park during any calendar year.Submitted
2Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratRequires the Secretaries concerned to carry out activities to identify landslide hazards and reduce losses from landslides.Submitted
3Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratRequires the Secretaries concerned to carry out activities to control and manage invasive species on lands under their jurisdiction.Submitted
4Version 1O'Halleran (AZ)DemocratStrikes sections 801 and 903Made In Order
5Version 1O'Halleran (AZ)DemocratRemoves provisions that modify review periods and procedures under the Endangered Species Act.Submitted
6Version 1O'Halleran (AZ)DemocratStrengthens the ability of local residents to participate on Resource Advisory Committees.Submitted
7Version 2Pearce (NM)RepublicanRevised Establishes a pilot program to demonstrate effective tools and techniques for safeguarding natural resources.Made In Order
8Version 2Cárdenas , Tony (CA)DemocratRevised Requires the Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with other relevant Departments, to conduct a study to evaluate the feasibility, safety and cost effectiveness of using unmanned aerial vehicles for the purposes of supporting wildfire response and suppression as well as forest restoration and management. Made In Order
9Version 1Takano (CA)DemocratStrikes provisions exempting the logging industry from child labor protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act.Submitted
10Version 1Khanna (CA)DemocratStrikes Subtitle B of Title III, the Forest Management Activity Arbitration Pilot Program, from the bill.Made In Order
11Version 1Huffman (CA), Thompson, Mike (CA), Polis (CO), Khanna (CA), Rosen (NV), Speier (CA), Matsui (CA), Barragán, (CA)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Addresses fire borrowing, reduces long-term fire risk by funding and authorizing fire prevention and fire preparedness programs, improves hazardous vegetation management adjacent to electrical transmission lines on public lands, and encourages better mitigation and prevention of wildfires by states and localities.Submitted
12Version 1Hanabusa (HI)DemocratStrikes Section 203, which would prohibit restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, and injunctions pending appeal with respect to decisions to prepare or conduct a salvage operation or reforestation activity in response to a large-scale catastrophic event.Submitted
13Version 1Grijalva (AZ)DemocratRequires the Secretary of the Interior to provide Congress with an annual report on federal lands deforestation and the effect reductions in forest carbon sequestration has on wildfires.Submitted
14Version 1Schrader (OR), DeFazio (OR), O'Halleran (AZ), Panetta (CA)DemocratReduces the maximum acreage for Categorical Exclusions from 10,000 acres to 5,000 acres and from 30,000 acres to 15,000 acres.Submitted
15Version 1Schrader (OR), Costa (CA), DeFazio (OR), Thompson, Mike (CA), Lujan Grisham (NM), Panetta (CA), Kuster, Ann (NH), O'Halleran (AZ), Bonamici (OR), Bera (CA), Carbajal (CA), Kildee (MI), Sinema (AZ), Polis (CO), DeSaulnier (CA), Lujan (NM)DemocratStrikes Title X of the bill and inserts the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act (HR 2862).Submitted
16Version 1Schrader (OR), DeFazio (OR), Panetta (CA)DemocratStrikes “produce timber” as a forest management activity designated for Categorical Exclusion.Made In Order
17Version 1McEachin (VA), Beyer (VA)DemocratStrikes language ending Section 7 ESA consultation requirements for Forest Service projects when the Secretary determines that a forest management activity will not affect listed species or designated critical habitat, and otherwise mandates that such consultations be concluded within ninety days; and strikes language waiving consultation requirements for adopted land management plans when the Fish and Wildlife Service lists a new species or designates critical habitat for such a species.Submitted
18Version 1DeFazio (OR), Schrader (OR), Walden (OR)Bi-PartisanAdds land exclusions to Sec. 913, including Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Wilderness Act, lands managed under the National Trails System. Made In Order
19Version 1LaMalfa (CA), DeSaulnier (CA)Bi-PartisanDirects OPM to create a “wildland firefighter” occupational series.Made In Order
20Version 1Hill (AR)RepublicanWithdrawn Requires the Secretary concerned to consult with the applicable Regional Forester in the event of a categorical exclusion in Section 111.Withdrawn