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Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Titles as Amended by House

To amend the Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998 to provide debt relief to developing countries that take action to protect tropical forests and coral reefs and associated coastal marine ecosystems, to reauthorize such Act through fiscal year 2010, and for other purposes.

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998 to provide debt relief to developing countries that take action to protect forests and coral reefs and associated coastal marine ecosystems, to reauthorize such Act through fiscal year 2010, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
10/09/2007Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H11347-11348)
05/07/2007Introduced in House

All Actions (12)

Date Chamber
10/15/2007SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
10/09/2007-4:56pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
10/09/2007-4:56pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/09/2007-4:55pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H11347-11348)
10/09/2007-4:48pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2185.
10/09/2007-4:48pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H11347-11350)
10/09/2007-4:48pmHouseMs. Watson moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
07/31/2007HouseCommittee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules, (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
07/31/2007HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
05/07/2007HouseReferred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
05/07/2007HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E975)
05/07/2007HouseIntroduced in House

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs05/07/2007 Referred to
07/31/2007 Markup by
Senate Foreign Relations10/15/2007 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House amended (10/09/2007)

(Sec. 1) Amends the Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998 to include tropical forests and coral reefs and associated coastal marine ecosystems within the scope of such Act. (Current law refers to only tropical forests.)

(Sec. 3) Renames the Tropical Forest Facility as the Conservation Facility.

(Sec. 4) Makes developing countries with tropical forests or coral reefs or associated coastal marine ecosystems eligible for benefits. (Current law refers only to tropical forests.)

(Sec. 5) Authorizes appropriations through FY2010 for specified credit and concessional loan debt reduction owed to the United States.

Increases obligations for program administration, monitoring, and auditing.

(Sec. 7) Authorizes U.S. government representation on the administering body that oversees the implementation of grants from a debt-for-nature swap or debt buy-back regardless of whether the United States is a party to any agreement between the eligible purchaser and the government of the beneficiary country.

(Sec. 8) Requires U.S. government and beneficiary country government review of Conservation Fund grants in excess of $250,000.

(Sec. 8) Renames the Tropical Forest Agreement as the Conservation Agreement.

(Sec. 9) Renames the Tropical Forest Fund as the Conservation Fund.

(Sec. 10) Repeals Enterprise for the Americas Board authority to carry out activities under the Act.

(Sec. 11) Revises certain reporting dates.

(Sec. 12) Renames the Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998 as the Tropical Forest and Coral Conservation Act of 2007.