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H.R.1526: Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act

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 Doc Hastings, R-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 22 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 12, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 23, 2013
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Bill Summary

Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act - Title I: Restoring the Commitment to Rural Counties and Schools - (Sec. 103) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) (the Secretary in this title) to establish at least one Forest Reserve Revenue Area (Area) within each unit of the National Forest System (NFS) designated for sustainable forest management for the production of national forest materials (the sale of trees, portions of trees, or forest products from NFS lands) and forest reserve revenues (to be derived from the sale of such materials in such an Area).

States that the purpose of an Area is to provide a dependable source of 25% payments and economic activity for each beneficiary county containing NFS land that was eligible to receive payments through its state under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.

Requires the Secretary to determine the annual volume requirement for each Area.

Prohibits the...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 23, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Sept. 20, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Sept. 20, 2013

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 244 - 173 (Roll No. 483).

Sept. 20, 2013

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 228 (Roll no. 482). (consideration: CR H5791)

Sept. 20, 2013 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H5791)
Sept. 20, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barber motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a section to the bill to provide funds to acquire the most advanced firefighting and safety equpment.
Sept. 20, 2013 Mr. Barber moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources. (consideration: CR H5790-5792; text: CR H5790)
Sept. 20, 2013 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Sept. 20, 2013 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1526.
Sept. 20, 2013 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
Sept. 20, 2013 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Sept. 20, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5788-5792)
Sept. 19, 2013 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1526 as unfinished business.
Sept. 19, 2013 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Sept. 19, 2013 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved that the Committee rise.
Sept. 19, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 351, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa part C amendment no. 7.
Sept. 19, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 351, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa part C amendment no. 6.
Sept. 19, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock part C amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Defazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
Sept. 19, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 351, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock part C amendment no. 5.
Sept. 19, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 351, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (MO) part C amendment no. 4.
Sept. 19, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock part C amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Defazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
Sept. 19, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 351, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock part C amendment no. 3.
Sept. 19, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 351, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Danes part C amendment no. 2.
Sept. 19, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Daines part C amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Defazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
Sept. 19, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 351, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Danes part C amendment no. 1.
Sept. 19, 2013 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1526.
Sept. 19, 2013 The Speaker designated the Honorable Rob Woodall to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Sept. 19, 2013 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 351 and Rule XVIII.
Sept. 19, 2013 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 687, H.R. 1526 and H.R. 3102. Measures will be considered read.
Sept. 19, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 351. (consideration: CR H5721-5755; text of measure as reported in House: CR H5733-5747)
Sept. 18, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 351 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 687, H.R. 1526 and H.R. 3102. Measures will be considered read.
Sept. 17, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-213, Part I.
July 31, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
July 31, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 31, 2013 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
May 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
April 12, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
April 12, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
April 12, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
April 11, 2013 Hearings Held Prior to Referral.
April 11, 2013 Hearings Held by the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Prior to Referral.