H.R.1904: Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced May 1, 2003
  • Latest Major Action Dec. 3, 2003

Bill Cosponsors

138 (17 Democrats, 122 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 - Title I: Hazardous Fuels Reduction on Federal Land - (Sec. 102) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, with respect to National Forest System lands, and the Secretary of the Interior, with respect to public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, to plan and conduct hazardous fuel reduction projects (fuel projects) on specified types of Federal lands, including on certain lands that contain...

(Source: Library of Congress)

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Referred to House Agriculture
Referred to House Resources
Referred to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Reported by the Committee on Agriculture. H. Rept. 108-96, Part I.
House Committee on Resources Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than May 9, 2003.
Referred sequentially to the House Committee on the Judiciary for a period ending not later than May 16, 2003 for consideration of such provisions of the bill as fall within the jurisdiction of that committee pursuant to clause 1(k), rule X.
Committee on Resources discharged.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 18 - 13.
Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 108-96, Part II.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 52.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 239 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1904 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Rule provides for one hour of debate in the House, with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture, 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Resources, and 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. Rule provides that the amendment printed in part A of (H.Rept. 108-109) shall be considered as adopted. Makes in order the amendment printed in part B of (H. Rept. 108-109) if offered by Representative George Miller of California or his ...
Rule H. Res. 239 passed House.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 239.
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1904 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Rule provides for one hour of debate in the House, with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture, 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Resources, and 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. Rule provides that the amendment printed in part A of (H.Rept. 108-109) shall be considered as adopted. Makes in order the amendment printed in part B of (H. Rept. 108-109) if offered by Representative George Miller of California or his ...
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1904.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 239 the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the George Miller (CA) amendment in the nature of a substitute.
The previous question was ordered on the bill, as amended, and on the George Miller (CA) amendment.
Mr. Udall (NM) moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary.
Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Udall (NM) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require that the bill be reported back to the House forthwith, with an amendment to strike sections 106 and 107 from the bill.
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 250 (Roll no. 199).
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 256 - 170 (Roll no. 200).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 1904.
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearings held.
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Reported by Senator Cochran with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 108-121.
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 246.
Star Print ordered on the reported bill.
Measure laid before Senate.
Considered by Senate.
The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 80 - 14. Record Vote Number: 428.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House requests a conference.
Mr. Goodlatte moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendments, and request a conference.
The previous question was ordered without objection.
On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendments, and request a conference Agreed to by voice vote.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Mr. Stenholm moved that the House instruct conferees.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Stenholm motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 1904. The instructions contained in the motion seek to have the House managers, as soon as practicable after the adoption of the motion, meet in open session with the Senate conferees and the House conferees shall file a conference report not later than Thursday, November 13, 2003.
On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by voice vote.
The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Agriculture for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendments, and modifications committed to conference: Goodlatte, Boehner, Jenkins, Gutknecht, Hayes, Stenholm, Peterson (MN), and Dooley (CA).
The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Resources for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendments, and modifications committed to conference: Pombo, McInnis, Walden (OR), Renzi, Miller, George, and Inslee.
The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on the Judiciary for consideration of secs. 106 and 107 of the House bill, and secs. 105, 106, 1115, and 1116 of the Senate amendment and modifications committed to conference: Sensenbrenner, Smith (TX), and Conyers.
Senate insists on its amendments, agrees to request for a conference, appoints conferees Cochran; McConnell; Crapo; Domenici; Harkin; Leahy; Daschle.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Conference report H. Rept. 108-386 filed.
Conference papers: Senate report and manager's statement held at the desk in Senate.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 457 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H.R. 1904. All points of order against the conference report and against its consideration are waived. The conference report shall be considered as read.
Rule H. Res. 457 passed House.
Conferees agreed to file conference report.
Mr. Goodlatte brought up conference report H. Rept. 108-386 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 457.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 1904.
The previous question was ordered without objection.
On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 286 - 140 (Roll no. 656).
Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Conference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
Conference report considered in Senate.
Senate agreed to conference report by Unanimous Consent.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Cleared for White House.
Presented to President.
Signed by President.
Became Public Law No: 108-148.
May 1, 2003

Introduced in the House by Scott McInnis (R-Colo.)

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