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H.R.2401: Good Neighbor Forestry 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 Tom Cotton, R-Ark.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced June 17, 2013
Latest Major Action Aug. 13, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Good Neighbor Forestry Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA), with respect to National Forest System land, and the Secretary of the Interior, with respect to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land, to enter into cooperative agreements and contracts with state foresters to provide forest, rangeland, and watershed restoration, management, and protection services that include: (1) activities to treat insect infected forests; (2) activities to reduce hazardous fuels; (3) activities involving commercial harvesting or other mechanical vegetation treatments; or (4) any other activities to restore or improve forest, rangeland, and watershed health, including fish and wildlife habitat.

Permits state foresters to enter into subcontracts to provide such restoration, management, and protection services.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
June 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
June 17, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
June 17, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources