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Titles (10)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003

Short Titles as Reported to House

Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003

Short Titles as Introduced

Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003

Short Titles as Passed Senate for portions of this bill
  • Highlands Conservation Act
  • Puerto Rico Karst Conservation Act of 2003

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To improve the capacity of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to plan and conduct hazardous fuels reduction projects on National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management lands aimed at protecting communities, watersheds, and certain other at-risk lands from catastrophic wildfire, to enhance efforts to protect watersheds and address threats to forest and rangeland health, including catastrophic wildfire, across the landscape, and for other purposes.

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Amended by Senate

An act to improve the capacity of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to conduct hazardous fuels reduction projects on National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management lands aimed at protecting communities, watersheds, and certain other at-risk lands from catastrophic wildfire, to enhance efforts to protect watersheds and address threats to forest and rangeland health, including catastrophic wildfire, across the landscape, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (14)

Date
12/03/2003Became Public Law No: 108-148. (TXT | PDF)
12/03/2003Signed by President.
12/02/2003Presented to President.
11/21/2003Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Unanimous Consent.
11/21/2003Conference report agreed to in House: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 286 - 140 (Roll no. 656).
11/21/2003Conference committee actions: Conferees agreed to file conference report.
11/20/2003Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 108-386 filed.(text of conference report: CR H11686-11698)
10/30/2003Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 80 - 14. Record Vote Number: 428.(text: CR 10/31/2003 S13719-13734)
07/31/2003Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Reported by Senator Cochran with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 108-121.
05/20/2003Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 256 - 170 (Roll no. 200).(text of measure as passed: CR H4292-4298)
05/16/2003Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 108-96, Part II.
05/09/2003Committee on Resources discharged.
05/09/2003Reported by the Committee on Agriculture. H. Rept. 108-96, Part I.
05/01/2003Introduced in House

All Actions (105)

Date Chamber
12/03/2003Became Public Law No: 108-148. (TXT | PDF)
12/03/2003Signed by President.
12/02/2003HousePresented to President.
11/21/2003SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
11/21/2003SenateSenate agreed to conference report by Unanimous Consent.
11/21/2003SenateConference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S15368-15373)
11/21/2003SenateConference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
11/21/2003-3:07pmHouseOn agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 286 - 140 (Roll no. 656).
11/21/2003-3:07pmHouseMotions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/21/2003-2:45pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
11/21/2003-1:32pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 1904.
11/21/2003-1:31pmHouseMr. Goodlatte brought up conference report H. Rept. 108-386 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 457. (consideration: CR H12159-12172)
11/21/2003-12:57pmConferees agreed to file conference report.
Action By: Both Chambers
11/21/2003-10:37amHouseRule H. Res. 457 passed House.
11/20/2003-10:24pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 457 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H.R. 1904. All points of order against the conference report and against its consideration are waived. The conference report shall be considered as read.
11/20/2003SenateConference papers: Senate report and manager's statement held at the desk in Senate.
11/20/2003-7:56pmHouseConference report H. Rept. 108-386 filed. (text of conference report: CR H11686-11698)
11/20/2003SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
11/20/2003SenateSenate insists on its amendments, agrees to request for a conference, appoints conferees Cochran; McConnell; Crapo; Domenici; Harkin; Leahy; Daschle.
11/06/2003-11:26amHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on the Judiciary for consideration of secs. 106 and 107 of the House bill, and secs. 105, 106, 1115, and 1116 of the Senate amendment and modifications committed to conference: Sensenbrenner, Smith (TX), and Conyers.
11/06/2003-11:26amHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Resources for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendments, and modifications committed to conference: Pombo, McInnis, Walden (OR), Renzi, Miller, George, and Inslee.
11/06/2003-11:26amHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Agriculture for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendments, and modifications committed to conference: Goodlatte, Boehner, Jenkins, Gutknecht, Hayes, Stenholm, Peterson (MN), and Dooley (CA).
11/06/2003-11:25amHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/06/2003-11:25amHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H10469)
11/06/2003-11:25amHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
11/06/2003-10:34amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Stenholm motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 1904. The instructions contained in the motion seek to have the House managers, as soon as practicable after the adoption of the motion, meet in open session with the Senate conferees and the House conferees shall file a conference report not later than Thursday, November 13, 2003.
11/06/2003-10:34amHouseMr. Stenholm moved that the House instruct conferees. (consideration: CR H10463; text: CR H10463)
11/06/2003-10:30amHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/06/2003-10:29amHouseOn motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendments, and request a conference Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H10462-10463)
11/06/2003-10:29amHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
11/06/2003-10:28amHouseMr. Goodlatte moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendments, and request a conference. (consideration: CR H10462-10469)
11/06/2003SenateMessage on House action received in Senate and at desk: House requests a conference.
11/05/2003SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
10/30/2003SenatePassed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 80 - 14. Record Vote Number: 428. (text: CR 10/31/2003 S13719-13734)
10/30/2003SenateThe committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2046 Amendment SA 2046 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2046 Amendment SA 2046 proposed by Senator Cochran. (consideration: CR 10/31/2003 S13631, S13696; text as modified: CR 10/31/2003 S13696) To make certain improvements to the bill.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2045 Motion to table amendment SA 2045 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 61 - 31. Record Vote Number: 427.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2045 Amendment SA 2045 proposed by Senator Harkin. (consideration: CR 10/31/2003 S13626-13631; text: CR 10/31/2003 S13626) To provide authority for title I, relative to hazardous fuels reduction on federal land.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2038 Motion to table amendment SA 2038 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 57 - 34. Record Vote Number: 426.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2038 Amendment SA 2038 proposed by Senator Cantwell. (consideration: CR 10/31/2003 S13624-13626; text as modified: CR 10/31/2003 S13624) To require the Comptroller General to study the costs and benefits of the analysis of alternatives in environmental assessments and environmental impact statements.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2030 Motion to table amendment SA 2030 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 62 - 32. Record Vote Number: 425.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2030 Amendment SA 2030 proposed by Senator Murray. (consideration: CR 10/31/2003 S13621-13624; text: CR 10/31/2003 S13621) To ensure protection of old-growth stands.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2043 Motion to table amendment SA 2043 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 61 - 34. Record Vote Number: 424.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2043 Amendment SA 2043 proposed by Senator Boxer. (consideration: CR 10/31/2003 S13617-13621; text: CR 10/31/2003 S13617) To increase the minimum percentage of funds allocated for authorized hazardous fuel reduction projects in the wildland-urban interface.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2042 Amendment SA 2042 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2042 Amendment SA 2042 proposed by Senator Bingaman. (consideration: CR 10/31/2003 S13616-13617; text: CR 10/31/2003 S13616) To require best-value contracting criteria in awarding contracts and agreements.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2039 Motion to table amendment SA 2039 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 62 - 33. Record Vote Number: 423.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2039 Amendment SA 2039 proposed by Senator Leahy. (consideration: CR S13609-13611; text: CR S13611) To remove certain provisions relating to administrative and judicial review.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2036 Amendment SA 2036 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2036 Amendment SA 2036 proposed by Senator Bingaman. (consideration: CR S13609; text: CR S13609) To require collaborative monitoring of forest health projects.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2035 Motion to table amendment SA 2035 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 58 - 36. Record Vote Number: 422.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2035 Amendment SA 2035 proposed by Senator Bingaman. (consideration: CR S13608-13609; text: CR S13608) To require the treatment of slash and other long term fuels management for hazardous fuels reduction projects.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2031 Amendment SA 2031 ruled out of order by the chair.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2031 Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to amendment SA 2031 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 36 - 60. Record Vote Number: 421.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2031 Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2031.
10/30/2003SenateS.Amdt.2031 Amendment SA 2031 proposed by Senator Bingaman. (consideration: CR S13601-13605; text: CR S13601) To provide the Secretary of Agriculture with the authority to borrow funds from the Treasury to pay for firefighting costs that exceed funds available and to provide funding to conduct hazardous fuels reduction and burned area restoration projects on non-Federal lands in and around communities.
10/30/2003SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S13600-13611, CR 10/31/2003 S13613-13637)
10/29/2003SenateS.Amdt.2026 Amendment SA 2026 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 78 - 17. Record Vote Number: 418.
10/29/2003SenateS.Amdt.2025 Amendment SA 2025 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 94 - 3. Record Vote Number: 417.
10/29/2003SenateS.Amdt.2026 Amendment SA 2026 proposed by Senator Boxer. (consideration: CR S13482, S13482-13483; text: CR S13482-13483) To enact the Disaster Air Quality Monitoring Act.
10/29/2003SenateS.Amdt.2025 Amendment SA 2025 proposed by Senator Boxer. (consideration: CR S13481-13482; text: CR S13481) To enact the Firefighters Medical Monitoring Act.
10/29/2003SenateS.Amdt.1828 Amendment SA 1828 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 97 - 1. Record Vote Number: 416.
10/29/2003SenateS.Amdt.1828 Amendment SA 1828 proposed by Senator Cochran. (consideration: CR S13449-13476; S13480) Of a perfecting nature.
10/29/2003SenateMeasure laid before Senate. (consideration: CR S13435-13483; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S13435-13449)
08/11/2003SenateStar Print ordered on the reported bill.
07/31/2003SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 246.
07/31/2003SenateCommittee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Reported by Senator Cochran with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 108-121.
07/24/2003SenateCommittee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
07/22/2003SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
06/26/2003SenateCommittee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearings held.
05/21/2003SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
05/20/2003-4:42pmHouseThe Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 1904.
05/20/2003-4:42pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/20/2003-4:42pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 256 - 170 (Roll no. 200). (text of measure as passed: CR H4292-4298)
05/20/2003-4:35pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 250 (Roll no. 199).
05/20/2003-4:17pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
05/20/2003-4:02pmHouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Udall (NM) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require that the bill be reported back to the House forthwith, with an amendment to strike sections 106 and 107 from the bill.
05/20/2003-4:02pmHouseMr. Udall (NM) moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary. (consideration: CR H4322-4324; text: CR H4322)
05/20/2003-4:00pmHouseH.Amdt.137 On agreeing to the Miller, George amendment (A002) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 184 - 239 (Roll no. 198).
05/20/2003-3:40pmHouseThe previous question was ordered on the bill, as amended, and on the George Miller (CA) amendment.
05/20/2003-2:31pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 239 the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the George Miller (CA) amendment in the nature of a substitute.
05/20/2003-2:29pmHouseH.Amdt.137 Amendment (A002) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. George Miller. (consideration: CR H4310-4322; text: CR H4310-4312)
05/20/2003-1:18pmHouseH.Amdt.136 On agreeing to the Rules amendment (A001) Agreed to without objection.
05/20/2003-1:18pmHouseH.Amdt.136 Amendment reported by the House Committee on Rules. (consideration: CR H4292-4298; text: CR H4292-4298)
05/20/2003-1:15pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1904.
05/20/2003-1:15pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 1904 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Rule provides for one hour of debate in the House, with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture, 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Resources, and 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. Rule provides that the amendment printed in part A of (H.Rept. 108-109) shall be considered as adopted. Makes in order the amendment printed in part B of (H. Rept. 108-109) if offered by Representative George Miller of California or his ...
05/20/2003-1:15pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 239. (consideration: CR H4287-4324; text of measure as reported in House: CR H4287-4292)
05/20/2003-12:59pmHouseRule H. Res. 239 passed House.
05/19/2003-7:45pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 239 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1904 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Rule provides for one hour of debate in the House, with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture, 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Resources, and 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. Rule provides that the amendment printed in part A of (H.Rept. 108-109) shall be considered as adopted. Makes in order the amendment printed in part B of (H. Rept. 108-109) if offered by Representative George Miller of California or his ...
05/16/2003HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 52.
05/16/2003HouseReported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 108-96, Part II.
05/14/2003HouseOrdered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 18 - 13.
05/14/2003HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
05/09/2003HouseCommittee on Resources discharged.
05/09/2003HouseReferred sequentially to the House Committee on the Judiciary for a period ending not later than May 16, 2003 for consideration of such provisions of the bill as fall within the jurisdiction of that committee pursuant to clause 1(k), rule X.
05/09/2003HouseHouse Committee on Resources Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than May 9, 2003.
05/09/2003HouseReported by the Committee on Agriculture. H. Rept. 108-96, Part I.
05/08/2003HouseOrdered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
05/08/2003HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
05/02/2003HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
05/01/2003HouseReferred to House Resources
05/01/2003HouseReferred to House Agriculture
05/01/2003HouseReferred 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.
05/01/2003HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (137)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Pombo, Richard W. [R-CA-11]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Akin, W. Todd [R-MO-2]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Alexander, Rodney [D-LA-5]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Ballenger, Cass [R-NC-10]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Beauprez, Bob [R-CO-7]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Berry, Marion [D-AR-1]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Blunt, Roy [R-MO-7]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Boozman, John [R-AR-3]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-44]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Cannon, Chris [R-UT-3]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Davis, Artur [D-AL-7]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Dooley, Calvin M. [D-CA-20]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann [R-MO-8]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Everett, Terry [R-AL-2]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ-6]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-24]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Gibbons, Jim [R-NV-2]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Gilchrest, Wayne T. [R-MD-1]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Gingrey, Phil [R-GA-11]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Green, Mark [R-WI-8]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Gutknecht, Gil [R-MN-1]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Hastings, Doc [R-WA-4]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Hayes, Robin [R-NC-8]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-5]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Hefley, Joel [R-CO-5]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Hunter, Duncan [R-CA-52]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Janklow, William J. [R-SD-At Large]* 05/01/2003
Rep. John, Christopher [D-LA-7]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Kolbe, Jim [R-AZ-8]* 05/01/2003
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Lewis, Jerry [R-CA-41]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Linder, John [R-GA-7]* 05/01/2003
Rep. McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [R-CA-25]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Miller, Gary G. [R-CA-42]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Moran, Jerry [R-KS-1]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Musgrave, Marilyn N. [R-CO-4]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Nethercutt, George R., Jr. [R-WA-5]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Norwood, Charles W. [R-GA-9]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-21]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Otter, C. L. (Butch) [R-ID-1]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Osborne, Tom [R-NE-3]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Ose, Doug [R-CA-3]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Peterson, John E. [R-PA-5]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Pickering, Charles W. "Chip" [R-MS-3]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Radanovich, George [R-CA-19]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Rehberg, Dennis R. [R-MT-At Large]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Renzi, Rick [R-AZ-1]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Ryun, Jim [R-KS-2]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Sandlin, Max [D-TX-1]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Shadegg, John B. [R-AZ-3]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-19]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Sherwood, Don [R-PA-10]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Smith, Nick [R-MI-7]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-3]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Stenholm, Charles W. [D-TX-17]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Tancredo, Thomas G. [R-CO-6]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Taylor, Charles H. [R-NC-11]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Thomas, William M. [R-CA-22]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Turner, Jim [D-TX-2]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Tauzin, W. J. (Billy) [R-LA-3]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Vitter, David [R-LA-1]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Wilson, Heather [R-NM-1]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]* 05/01/2003
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 05/08/2003
Rep. Bonner, Jo [R-AL-1] 05/08/2003
Rep. Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [R-VA-5] 05/08/2003
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 05/08/2003
Rep. Cantor, Eric [R-VA-7] 05/08/2003
Rep. Pryce, Deborah [R-OH-15] 05/08/2003
Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr. [R-SC-1] 05/09/2003
Rep. Barrett, J. Gresham [R-SC-3] 05/09/2003
Rep. Burns, Max [R-GA-12] 05/09/2003
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 05/09/2003
Rep. Sweeney, John E. [R-NY-20] 05/09/2003
Rep. Davis, Jo Ann [R-VA-1] 05/09/2003
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 05/13/2003
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 05/14/2003
Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12] 05/14/2003
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 05/14/2003
Rep. Chocola, Chris [R-IN-2] 05/14/2003
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10] 05/14/2003
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3] 05/14/2003
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] 05/14/2003
Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16] 05/14/2003
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9] 05/14/2003
Rep. Lewis, Ron [R-KY-2] 05/14/2003
Rep. Houghton, Amo [R-NY-29] 05/14/2003
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-46] 05/14/2003
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 05/14/2003
Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [R-CA-50] 05/14/2003
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 05/14/2003
Rep. Reynolds, Thomas M. [R-NY-26] 05/14/2003
Rep. Knollenberg, Joe [R-MI-9] 05/14/2003
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] 05/14/2003
Rep. Cox, Christopher [R-CA-48] 05/15/2003
Rep. Hoekstra, Peter [R-MI-2] 05/15/2003
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4] 05/15/2003
Rep. Putnam, Adam H. [R-FL-12] 05/15/2003
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-5] 05/15/2003
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6] 05/15/2003
Rep. Collins, Mac [R-GA-8] 05/15/2003
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 05/15/2003
Rep. Deal, Nathan [R-GA-10] 05/15/2003
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 05/15/2003
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 05/15/2003
Rep. Paul, Ron [R-TX-14] 05/15/2003
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 05/15/2003

Committees (6)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Agriculture05/01/2003 Referred to
05/08/2003 Markup by
05/09/2003 Reported by H. Rept. 108-96,Part 1
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry05/02/2003 Referred to
House Resources05/01/2003 Referred to
05/09/2003 Discharged from
House Judiciary05/09/2003 Referred to
05/14/2003 Markup by
05/16/2003 Reported by H. Rept. 108-96,Part 2
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry05/21/2003 Referred to
06/26/2003 Hearings by
07/24/2003 Markup by
07/31/2003 Reported by S. Rept. 108-121
Senate Energy and Natural Resources07/22/2003 Hearings by
House Transportation and Infrastructure09/14/2004 Legislative interest

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Public Law No: 108-148 (12/03/2003)

Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 - Title I: Hazardous Fuels Reduction on Federal Land - (Sec. 102) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, with respect to National Forest System lands, and the Secretary of the Interior, with respect to public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, to plan and conduct hazardous fuel reduction projects (fuel projects) on specified types of Federal lands, including on certain lands that contain threatened and endangered species habitat. Directs the Secretary concerned to fully maintain, or contribute toward the restoration of, the structure and composition of old growth stands according to the pre-fire suppression old growth conditions characteristic of the forest type, taking into account the contribution of the stand to landscape fire adaptation and watershed health, and retaining the large trees contributing to old growth structure.

Directs the Secretary concerned to: (1) establish in certain areas a multiparty monitoring, evaluation, and accountability process to assess ecological and social effects of authorized fuel projects; (2) track, by the degree of severity, acres burned by large wildfires; and (3) develop a process for monitoring the need for maintenance of treated areas, over time, to preserve the forest health benefits achieved.

(Sec. 103) Directs the Secretary concerned to give priority to fuel projects that provide for the protection of communities and watersheds.

(Sec. 104) Requires the Secretary concerned to: (1) plan and conduct fuel projects in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and other applicable laws; (2) analyze alternative options to proposed agency actions, with exceptions for projects in wildland-urban interface areas; and (3) facilitate collaboration among State and local governments, Indian tribes, and interested persons during the preparation of each fuel project in a manner consistent with standards in the Western Governors Association's wildfire management strategy.

(Sec. 105) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to issue interim and final regulations establishing a process that shall serve as the sole means by which an eligible individual shall be able to seek administrative review regarding a fuel project on Forest Service land.

(Sec. 106) Sets forth special requirements regarding judicial review of fuel projects in U.S. district courts, including injunctive relief.

(Sec. 107) States that nothing in this title shall be construed to affect the use by the Secretary concerned of authorities other than this Act to conduct a fuel project on Federal lands.

(Sec. 108) Authorizes appropriations.

Title II: Biomass - (Sec. 201) Amends the Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000 to expand certain research by developing new tools for land managers, including tools to estimate the cost to deliver varying quantities of wood to a particular location.

(Sec. 202) Amends the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to allow the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service and in collaboration with eligible institutions, to: (1) accelerate adoption of biomass technologies; (2) create community-based enterprises; and (3) establish small-scale business enterprises to make use of biomass. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 203) Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to persons that own or operate facilities that use biomass for wood-based products or other commercial purposes to offset the costs incurred to purchase biomass. Authorizes appropriations.

Title III: Watershed Forestry Assistance - (Sec. 302) Amends the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 to permit the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Forest Service (and, where appropriate, through the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service), to provide assistance to State foresters and State officials, or to Cooperative Extension officials at land grant colleges and universities and specified institutions, for the purpose of expanding State forest capacities and activities to address watershed issues on non-Federal forested lands and potentially forested lands. Directs the Secretary to: (1) develop, with relevant parties, a program of technical assistance to protect water quality; and (2) establish a watershed forestry cost-share program. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 303) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, to provide assistance to Indian tribes for the purpose of expanding tribal stewardship capacities through tribal forestry best management practices to improve watershed health. Authorizes appropriations.

Title IV: Insect Infestations and Related Diseases - (Sec. 403) Directs the Secretary concerned to establish an accelerated program to plan, conduct, and promote comprehensive and systematic information gathering on forest-damaging insects and associated diseases.

(Sec. 404) Allows the Secretary concerned to conduct applied silvicultural assessments on Federal lands that are infested with forest-damaging insects or that are at risk of such infestation.

(Sec. 405) States that the authority provided to each Secretary in this title is supplemental to, and not in lieu of, any authority provided to the Secretaries in any other law.

(Sec. 406) Authorizes appropriations.

Title V: Healthy Forests Reserve Program - (Sec. 501) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish the healthy forests reserve program (the program) within the Forest Service for the purpose of restoring and enhancing forest ecosystems to promote the recovery of threatened and endangered species as well as improve biodiversity and enhance carbon sequestration.

(Sec. 502) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, in coordination with the Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce, to designate rare forest ecosystems to be eligible for the program. Sets forth eligibility criteria (for private lands). Specifies that lands may be enrolled pursuant to: (1) a 10-year cost-share agreement; (2) a 30-year easement; or (3) a long-term easement with a buyback option.

(Sec. 503) Subjects lands enrolled in the program to a restoration plan, which shall be developed jointly by the land owner and the Secretary of Agriculture.

(Sec. 504) Sets forth the payment structures for the various methods of enrollment in the program.

(Sec. 505) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to provide landowners with the technical assistance necessary to comply with the terms of plans under the program.

(Sec. 506) Directs the Secretary of the Interior to provide safe harbor under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to landowners who enroll land in the program when such enrollment will result in a net conservation benefit for listed, candidate, or other species.

(Sec. 508) Authorizes appropriations.

Title VI: Miscellaneous - (Sec. 601) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture: (1) to carry out a program to inventory and monitor forest stands and potential forest stands in the National Forest System and (with the consent of the owners) on private forest land; and (2) in carrying out such program, to address issues such as the early detection and assessment of environmental threats and to develop an early warning system for potential catastrophic environmental threats to forests. Authorizes appropriations.