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H.R.1345: Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 16 (2 Democrats, 14 Republicans)
Introduced March 21, 2013
Latest Major Action April 23, 2013
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Bill Summary

Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act of 2013 - Extends through FY2023 the authority for the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to enter into stewardship end result contracting projects with private persons or other public or private entities to perform services to achieve land management goals for national forests and public lands that meet local and rural community needs.

Prohibits a multiyear stewardship contract from exceeding a 20-year period (under current law, a 10-year period).

Bars the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) and the Secretary of the Interior (the Secretaries) from being required to obligate funds for covering the costs of the cancellation or termination of multiyear stewardship contracts or agreements until they are cancelled or terminated. Specifies the funding sources from where the costs of the cancellation or termination of a multiyear stewardship contract may be paid from.

Requires 25% of timber sale receipts from ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
April 11, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
April 5, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
March 21, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
March 21, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources