H.R.2729: To authorize the designation of National Environmental Research Parks by the Secretary of Energy, and for other purposes.

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Bill Summary

Requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to designate as protected outdoor research reserves for the purpose of conducting long-term environmental research on the impacts of human activities on the natural environment: (1) Savannah River National Environmental Research Park; (2) Idaho National Environmental Research Park; (3) Los Alamos National Environmental Research Park; (4) Fermi Lab National Environmental Research Park; (5) Oak Ridge...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Referred to the House Committee on Science and Technology.
Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Prior to Referral.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science and Technology. H. Rept. 111-207.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 113.
Mr. Lujan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2729.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 330 - 96 (Roll no. 597).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy. Hearings held.
June 4, 2009

Introduced in the House by Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.)

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