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Titles (15)

Popular Titles

Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Fish and Wildlife Programs Improvement and National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Act of 2000

Short Titles as Enacted for portions of this bill
  • Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act Amendments of 2000
  • National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Act
  • Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs Improvement Act of 2000

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs Improvement Act of 2000

Short Titles as Reported to House

Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs Improvement Act of 2000

Short Titles as Introduced

Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs Improvement Act of 2000

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Fish and Wildlife Programs Improvement and National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Act of 2000

Short Titles as Passed Senate for portions of this bill
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act Amendments of 2000
  • National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Act
  • Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs Improvement Act of 2000

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Acts popularly known as the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act and the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act to enhance the funds available for grants to States for fish and wildlife conservation projects and increase opportunities for recreational hunting, bow hunting, trapping, archery, and fishing, by eliminating opportunities for waste, fraud, abuse, maladministration, and unauthorized expenditures for administration and execution of those Acts, and for other purposes.

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Amended by Senate

A bill to amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act and the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act to enhance the funds available for grants to States for fish and wildlife conservation projects, to reauthorize and amend the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act, to commemorate the centennial of the establishment of the first national wildlife refuge in the United States on March 14, 1903, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (9)

Date Actions Overview
11/01/2000Became Public Law No: 106-408. (TXT | PDF)
11/01/2000Signed by President.
10/24/2000Presented to President.
10/18/2000Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by voice vote.(consideration: CR H10082; text: CR 10/17/2000 H10017-10023)
10/12/2000Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.
10/10/2000Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Smith, of NH with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 106-495. Minority views filed.
04/05/2000Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 423 - 2 (Roll no. 105).
03/30/2000Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Resources. H. Rept. 106-554.
02/16/2000Introduced in House

All Actions (46)

Date Chamber All Actions
11/01/2000Became Public Law No: 106-408. (TXT | PDF)
11/01/2000Signed by President.
10/24/2000HousePresented to President.
10/18/2000-6:50pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/18/2000-6:50pmHouseOn motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H10082; text: CR 10/17/2000 H10017-10023)
10/17/2000-5:52pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Udall (NM) objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed until Oct. 18. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
10/17/2000-5:44pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion.
10/17/2000-5:44pmHouseMr. Young (AK) moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments. (consideration: CR H10017-10026)
10/16/2000SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
10/12/2000SenatePassed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.
10/12/2000SenateThe committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
10/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4312 Amendment SA 4312 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
10/12/2000SenateS.Amdt.4312 Amendment SA 4312 proposed by Senator Murkowski for Senator Smith NH. (consideration: CR S10494-10498) To provide a complete substitute.
10/12/2000SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S10491-10498; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S10491-10494)
10/10/2000SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 945.
10/10/2000SenateCommittee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Smith, of NH with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 106-495. Minority views filed.
09/28/2000SenateCommittee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
09/21/2000SenateCommittee on Environment and Public Works. Committee consideration and Mark Up Session held.
04/13/2000HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E555-557)
04/06/2000SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
04/05/2000-5:27pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 423 - 2 (Roll no. 105).
04/05/2000-5:27pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
04/05/2000-5:04pmHouseThe 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. (text: CR H1815-1818)
04/05/2000-5:03pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
04/05/2000-5:02pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3671.
04/05/2000-5:02pmHouseH.Amdt.654 On agreeing to the Traficant amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H1819-1820)
04/05/2000-5:00pmHouseH.Amdt.654 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Traficant. (consideration: CR H1801-1806)
04/05/2000-5:00pmHouseH.Amdt.653 On agreeing to the Udall (CO) amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H1819)
04/05/2000-4:52pmHouseH.Amdt.653 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Udall (CO). (consideration: CR H1819)
04/05/2000-4:52pmHouseH.Amdt.652 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H1818)
04/05/2000-4:48pmHouseH.Amdt.652 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Young (AK). (consideration: CR H1818)
04/05/2000-3:48pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3671.
04/05/2000-3:47pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Richard Burr to act as Chairman of the Committee.
04/05/2000-3:47pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 455 and Rule XXIII.
04/05/2000-3:47pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 3671 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with clause 4(a) of rule XIII are waived. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Resources now printed in the bill. Points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute for failure to comply with clause 4 of rule XXI are waived. Measure will be considered read. Bill is open to amendments.
04/05/2000-3:47pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 455. (consideration: CR H1806-1821)
04/05/2000-3:47pmHouseRule H. Res. 455 passed House.
04/03/2000-8:09pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 455 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3671 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with clause 4(a) of rule XIII are waived. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Resources now printe in the bill. Points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute for failure to comply with clause 4 of rule XXI are waived. Measure will be considered read. Bill is open to amendments.
03/30/2000HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 301.
03/30/2000HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Resources. H. Rept. 106-554.
03/15/2000HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 36 - 0.
Action By: Committee on Resources
03/15/2000HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Resources
02/22/2000HouseExecutive Comment Requested from Interior.
02/16/2000HouseReferred to the House Committee on Resources.
02/16/2000HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E156)
02/16/2000HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (34)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-16]* 02/16/2000
Rep. DeLay, Tom [R-TX-22]* 02/16/2000
Rep. Pickett, Owen B. [D-VA-2]* 02/16/2000
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2]* 02/16/2000
Rep. John, Christopher [D-LA-7]* 02/16/2000
Rep. Pombo, Richard W. [R-CA-11]* 02/16/2000
Rep. Chenoweth-Hage, Helen [R-ID-1]* 02/16/2000
Rep. Radanovich, George [R-CA-19]* 02/16/2000
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13]* 02/16/2000
Rep. Schaffer, Bob [R-CO-4]* 02/16/2000
Rep. Hayes, Robin [R-NC-8]* 02/16/2000
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]* 02/16/2000
Rep. Tancredo, Thomas G. [R-CO-6]* 02/16/2000
Rep. Peterson, John E. [R-PA-5]* 02/16/2000
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large]* 02/16/2000
Rep. Hill, Rick [R-MT-At Large]* 02/16/2000
Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [R-CA-51] 03/14/2000
Rep. Barcia, James A. [D-MI-5] 03/14/2000
Rep. Ryun, Jim [R-KS-2] 03/14/2000
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] 03/14/2000
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4] 03/14/2000
Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7] 03/14/2000
Rep. Pickering, Charles W. "Chip" [R-MS-3] 03/14/2000
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-24] 03/14/2000
Rep. Sununu, John E. [R-NH-1] 03/14/2000
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 03/14/2000
Rep. Cannon, Chris [R-UT-3] 03/14/2000
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-43] 03/30/2000
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 03/30/2000
Rep. Sherwood, Don [R-PA-10] 03/30/2000
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-4] 03/30/2000
Rep. Shuster, Bud [R-PA-9] 03/30/2000
Rep. Pryce, Deborah [R-OH-15] 03/30/2000
Rep. Chambliss, Saxby [R-GA-8] 03/30/2000

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Resources02/16/2000 Referred to
03/15/2000 Markup by
03/30/2000 Reported by H. Rept. 106-554
Senate Environment and Public Works04/06/2000 Referred to
09/28/2000 Markup by
10/10/2000 Reported by S. Rept. 106-495

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Latest Summary (4)

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Passed Senate amended (10/12/2000)

Fish and Wildlife Programs Improvement and National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Act of 2000 - Title I: Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs - Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs Improvement Act of 2000 - Subtitle A: Wildlife Restoration - Amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act (Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act) to specify the amounts authorized to be set aside for FY 2001 and thereafter for administrative expenses of the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) in implementing such Act. Authorizes any administrative portions remaining in a fiscal year to be apportioned among the States for purposes of such Act.

Adds Puerto Rico to the list of territories to which revenues from taxes imposed on pistols, revolvers, bows, and arrows shall be apportioned.

Specifies authorized administrative uses of amounts set aside for administration. Prohibits the Secretary from using such amounts to supplement any function for which general appropriations are made for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) or any other entity of the Department of the Interior (Department). Requires the Department's Inspector General to procure the performance of biennial audits of such expenditures.

(Sec. 112) Earmarks funds under such Act for grants to States that: (1) have not used all funds apportioned from taxes on pistols, revolvers, bows, and arrows for the enhancement of hunter education programs, hunter and sporting firearm safety programs, hunter development programs and construction or development of firearm shooting and archery ranges; and (2) have used such tax funds for any use authorized by the Act. Limits to 75 percent the Federal share of any grant activity.

(Sec. 113) Earmarks funds under such Act for multi-State conservation project grants under which the Secretary makes grants that will benefit at least 26 States for wildlife restoration projects submitted each fiscal year by State fish and game departments acting through the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Association). Requires nongovernmental organizations that apply for such grants to certify that grant funds will not be used for activities that promote or encourage opposition to regulated hunting or trapping of wildlife.

Subtitle B: Sport Fish Restoration - Amends the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act (Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Act) to specify the amounts authorized to be set aside for FY 2001 and thereafter for administrative expenses of the Secretary in implementing such Act. Authorizes remaining administrative portions in a fiscal year to be apportioned among the States for purposes of such Act. Specifies authorized administrative uses of such amounts. Prohibits the Secretary from using such amounts to supplement any function for which general appropriations are made for the USFWS or another Department entity. Requires the Department's Inspector General to procure the performance of biennial audits of such expenditures.

(Sec. 122) Makes amounts under such Act available each fiscal year to the Secretary for making multi-State (at least 26 States benefitting) project conservation grants for sport fish restoration projects prepared and submitted by State fish and game departments acting through the Association. Requires nongovernmental organizations that apply for such grants to certify that grant funds will not be used for activities that promote or encourage opposition to the regulated taking of fish. Earmarks fiscal year grant amounts for specified marine fisheries commissions and the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council.

(Sec. 123) Extends the availability of funds made available under such Act to carry out the Coastal Wetlands, Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act through FY 2009.

Subtitle C: Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs - Designates the programs established under the amended Acts as the Federal Assistance Program for State Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (Program).

(Sec. 132) Establishes within the USFWS an Assistant Director for Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs to administer, manage, and oversee the Program.

(Sec. 133) Requires the Secretary to report to specified congressional committees on the steps taken to comply with this title, including the extent to which compliance has required a reduction in personnel assigned to administer, manage, and oversee the Program.

Provides for spending certifications by the Secretary to specified congressional committees on amounts used under such Acts as well as spending certifications by States to the Secretary.

Title II: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act Amendments of 2000 - Amends the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act (the Act) to increase the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Board of Directors from 15 to 25 members, including the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.

(Sec. 204) Authorizes the Foundation to have its principal offices in Washington, D.C. (as currently provided), or in the bordering counties of Maryland or Virginia.

Sets forth conditions for the Foundation to: (1) acquire and convey property, including agency approval; and (2) invest and deposit Federal funds.

Revises provisions relating to agency approval of acquisitions of property and of conveyances and grants. Sets forth limitations relating to the Foundation's: (1) reconveyance of real property; and (2) expenditures for printing services or capital equipment.

(Sec. 206) Bars the Foundation from making a grant unless it provides notice within a prescribed time frame to the Member of Congress for the congressional district in which the funded project will be carried out.

(Sec. 207) Authorizes appropriations for FY 2001 through 2003 for the Departments of Commerce and the Interior to carry out activities under the Act (conservation or management of fish, wildlife, plants, and other natural resources). Authorizes the Foundation to accept funds from a Federal agency under any other Federal law to further its conservation and management activities. Sets forth matching funds requirements.

Prohibits Foundation grants from being used for litigation expenses or for lobbying Congress.

(Sec. 208) Declares that nothing in this Act authorizes the Foundation to perform any function for which authority is provided to the National Park Foundation by specified Federal law.

Title III: National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial - National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Act - Establishes the National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Commission to, among other things: (1) prepare a plan to commemorate the centennial of the System beginning on March 14, 2003; and (2) plan and host a conference on the System.

(Sec. 304) Directs the Secretary to: (1) prepare and submit to Congress and the President a long-term plan to address priority operation, maintenance, and construction needs of the System; and (2) prepare and submit annually to Congress an assessment of expenditures to meet the identified operation and maintenance backlog, a specification of transition costs, as identified in the analysis of newly acquired refuge land, and a description of the method used to determine the priority status of such costs.

(Sec. 305) Declares that Congress finds that designation of the year 2003 as the Year of the Wildlife Refuge would promote the goal of increasing public appreciation of the System.

(Sec. 306) Authorizes appropriations.