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Titles (4)

Popular Titles

Forest Recovery and Protection bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Reported to House

Forest Recovery and Protection Act of 1998

Short Titles as Introduced

Forest Recovery and Protection Act of 1997

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To address the declining health of forests on Federal lands in the United States through a program of recovery and protection consistent with the requirements of existing public land management and environmental laws, to establish a program to inventory, monitor, and analyze public and private forests and their resources, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
03/27/1998Failed of passage/not agreed to in House: On passage Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 201 (Roll No. 80).
03/12/1998Committee on Resources discharged.
03/12/1998Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Agriculture. H. Rept. 105-440, Part I.
09/23/1997Introduced in House

All Actions (40)

Date
03/27/1998-2:11pmMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/1998-2:11pmOn passage Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 201 (Roll No. 80).
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/1998-1:53pmThe 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/1998-1:52pmThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/1998-1:52pmThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2515.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/1998-1:51pmH.Amdt.541 On agreeing to the Smith (OR) amendment (A003) as amended Failed by voice vote.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/1998-1:51pmH.Amdt.542 On agreeing to the Boehlert amendment (A004) Agreed to by recorded vote: 200 - 187 (Roll No. 79).
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/1998-12:25pmH.Amdt.542 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Boehlert to the Smith (OR) amendment (A003).
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/1998-12:20pmH.Amdt.541 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Smith (OR).
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/1998-11:45amH.Amdt.540 By unanimous consent, the Bass amendment was withdrawn.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/1998-11:40amH.Amdt.540 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Bass.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/1998-11:28amH.Amdt.539 On agreeing to the Smith (OR) amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/1998-11:27amH.Amdt.539 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Smith (OR).
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/1998-10:14amGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate. At the conclusion of general debate, pursuant to the unanimous consent agreement of Thursday, March 26, 1998, the bill will be open to amendment under the five-minute rule for a period to extend not beyond 1:30 p.m. today.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/1998-10:14amThe Speaker designated the Honorable Mac Collins to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/1998-10:14amHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 394 and Rule XXIII.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/1998-10:14amRule provides for consideration of H.R. 2515 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be read by section. Bill is open to amendments. In lieu of the amendment recommended by the Committee on Agriculture now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of H.R. 3530. Each Section number of the amendment shall be considered as read. Points of order against the amendment for failure to comply with clause 7 of rule XVI or clause 5(a) of rule XXI shall be waived.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/1998-10:14amConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 394, and a previous order of the House of March 26, 1998. (consideration: CR H1651-1682)
Action By: House of Representatives
03/26/1998-8:26pmRule H. Res. 394 passed House.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/26/1998-8:24pmMr. Smith (OR) asked unanimous consent That H. Res. 394 be considered as adopted and that during the consideration of the bill H.R. 2515 in the Committee of thw Whole pursuant to that resolution, (1) the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text be considered as read; and (2) after general debate the fill be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule for a period not to extend beyond 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 1998. Agreed to without objection.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/25/1998-2:49pmRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 394 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2515 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be read by section. Bill is open to amendments. In lieu of the amendment recommended by the Committee on Agriculture now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of H.R. 3530. Each Section number of the amendment shall be considered as read. Points of order against the amendment for failure to comply with clause 7 of rule XVI or clause 5(a) of rule XXI shall be waived.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/12/1998Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 249.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/12/1998Committee on Resources discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/12/1998House Committee on Resources Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than March 12, 1998.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/12/1998Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Agriculture. H. Rept. 105-440, Part I.
03/04/1998Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
03/04/1998Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
02/27/1998Unfavorable Executive Comment Received from USDA.
11/05/1997Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: House Agriculture Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation and Research
11/05/1997Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Agriculture Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation and Research
10/07/1997Committee Hearings Held.
09/29/1997Referred to the Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation and Research.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
09/29/1997Executive Comment Requested from USDA.
09/26/1997Executive Comment Requested from USDA.
09/26/1997Referred to the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health.
Action By: Committee on Resources
09/23/1997Referred to House Resources
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1997Referred to House Agriculture
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1997Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1997Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1824-1825)
Action By: House of Representatives
09/23/1997Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Agriculture09/23/1997 Referred to
10/07/1997 Hearings by
03/04/1998 Markup by
03/12/1998 Reported by H. Rept. 105-440
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation and Research09/29/1997 Referred to
11/05/1997 Markup by
11/05/1997 Reported by
House Resources09/23/1997 Referred to
03/12/1998 Discharged from
House Resources Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health09/26/1997 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Failed of passage in House (03/27/1998)

Forest Recovery and Protection Act of 1998 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to: (1) begin a national program of U.S. forest land recovery and protection; and (2) identify and prioritize recovery areas, and allocate amounts from the Forest Recovery and Protection Fund for such activities. Sets forth program provisions regarding: (1) project selection; (2) prohibited areas; and (3) reporting requirements.

(Sec. 5) Establishes a Scientific Advisory Panel to assist the Secretary.

(Sec. 6) Directs the Secretary to: (1) conduct an initial number of advance recovery projects; and (2) prepare a national pilot program monitoring plan.

(Sec. 8) Establishes in the Treasury the Forest Recovery and Protection Fund, which shall be administered by the Chief of the Forest Service. Prohibits the direct or indirect use of Fund amounts for road construction.

(Sec. 9) Authorizes appropriations through the later of September 30, 2005, or September 30 of the fifth full fiscal year following the implementation date of this Act.

(Sec. 10) Sets forth audit requirements.