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S.1300: Stewardship Contracting Reauthorization and Improvement Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 10 (4 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Introduced July 16, 2013
Latest Major Action June 2, 2014
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Bill Summary

Stewardship Contracting Reauthorization and Improvement Act - (Sec. 2) Amends the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to authorize the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to enter into stewardship contracting projects with private persons or other public or private entities to perform services to achieve land management goals for the national forests and public lands that meet local and rural community needs.

States that the land management goals of a project may include: (1) road and trail maintenance or obliteration to restore or maintain water quality; (2) soil productivity, habitat for wildlife and fisheries, or other resource values; (3) setting of prescribed fires to improve the composition, structure, condition, and health of stands or to improve wildlife habitat; (4) removing vegetation or other activities to promote healthy forest stands, reduce fire hazards, or achieve other land management objectives; (5) watershed restoration and mainte...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 2, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 406.
June 2, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Landrieu with amendments. With written report No. 113-179.
Dec. 19, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
July 30, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-85.
July 16, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (text of measure as introduced: CR S5710-5711)