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H.R.4315: Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about animals
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Sponsor Doc Hastings, R-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 28 (All Republicans)
Introduced March 27, 2014
Latest Major Action July 30, 2014
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Bill Summary

Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act - (Sec. 2) Amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Commerce, as appropriate, to make publicly available on the Internet the best scientific and commercial data available that are the basis for the determination of whether a species is an endangered species or a threatened species, including each proposed regulation for the listing of a species.

Prohibits the appropriate Secretary from making the information publicly available when: (1) the public disclosure of the information is prohibited by a state law requiring the protection of personal information, and (2) the state requests that the information be withheld.

Requires the appropriate Secretary to execute an agreement with the Department of Defense (DOD) that prevents the disclosure of classified information pertaining to DOD personnel, facilities, lands, or waters.

(Sec. 3) Requires the ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 30, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
July 29, 2014

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 233 - 190 (Roll no. 463).

July 29, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 197 - 225 (Roll no. 462).

July 29, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the 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 require the Secretary of the Interior to consult with affected Indian tribes to ensure that the Federal trust responsibility with respect to Indian tribes is fulfilled when carrying out any provision of H.R. 4315.
July 29, 2014 Mrs. Kirkpatrick moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources. (consideration: CR H7022-7023; text: CR H7022)
July 29, 2014 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.
July 29, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H7022)
July 29, 2014 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4315.
July 29, 2014 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that, pursuant to clause 6 of Rule XVIII, the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
July 29, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 693, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duffy amendment No. 4.
July 29, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Holt amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Holt demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until later in the legislative day.
July 29, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 693, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holt amendment No. 3.
July 29, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the DeFazio amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until later in the legislative day.
July 29, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 693, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio amendment No. 2.
July 29, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 693, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings (WA) amendment No. 1.
July 29, 2014 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4315.
July 29, 2014 The Speaker designated the Honorable Rodney Davis to act as Chairman of the Committee.
July 29, 2014 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 693 and Rule XVIII.
July 29, 2014 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4315 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
July 29, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 693. (consideration: CR H7007-7024; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H7015-7016)
July 29, 2014 Rule H. Res. 693 passed House.
July 28, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 693 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4315 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
July 17, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 403.
July 17, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-537.
April 30, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 17 - 15.
April 30, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 8, 2014 Committee Hearings Held.
March 27, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.