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Titles (37)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

SHARE Act
Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act
  • Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization
  • Good Samaritan Search and Recovery Act
  • Grand Canyon Bison Management Act
  • Hunter Access Corridors Act
  • Hunter and Farmer Protection Act
  • Hunting, Fishing, and Recreational Shooting Protection Act
  • Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act
  • Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act
  • Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act
  • Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act
  • Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

SHARE Act
Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015

Short Titles as Reported to House for portions of this bill
  • African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act of 2015
  • Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization of 2015
  • Grand Canyon Bison Management Act
  • Hunter Access Corridors Act
  • Hunter and Farmer Protection Act
  • Hunting, Fishing, and Recreational Shooting Protection Act
  • Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act of 2015
  • Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act
  • Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act of 2015
  • Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

Short Titles as Introduced

SHARE Act
Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act of 2015
  • Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization of 2015
  • Hunter and Farmer Protection Act
  • Hunting, Fishing, and Recreational Shooting Protection Act
  • Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act of 2015
  • Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act
  • Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act of 2015
  • Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (7)

Date
02/26/2016 Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 242 - 161 (Roll no. 101).
12/10/2015 Committee on the Judiciary discharged.
12/10/2015 Committee on Transportation discharged.
12/10/2015 Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
12/10/2015 Committee on Agriculture discharged.
12/10/2015 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 114-377, Part I.
05/19/2015 Introduced in House

All Actions (109)

Date Chamber
03/01/2016 Senate Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
02/29/2016 Senate Received in the Senate.
02/26/2016-12:36pm House The 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. 2406.
02/26/2016-12:36pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
02/26/2016-12:36pm House On passage Passed by recorded vote: 242 - 161 (Roll no. 101).
02/26/2016-12:31pm House On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 165 - 238 (Roll no. 100).
02/26/2016-12:24pm House The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H990)
02/26/2016-12:18pm House DEBATE - The House the proceeded with 10 miunutes of debate on the Lawerence motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a new section at the end of the bill pertaining to Protecting Water Supply for Public Recreation and Safe Drinking.
02/26/2016-12:17pm House Mrs. Lawrence moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources. (consideration: CR H989-990; text of motion: CR H989)
02/26/2016-12:16pm House The 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 of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H955-962)
02/26/2016-12:16pm House The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H989)
02/26/2016-12:16pm House The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2406.
02/26/2016-12:15pm House H.Amdt.961 On agreeing to the Huffman amendment (A016) Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 227 (Roll no. 99).
02/26/2016-12:11pm House H.Amdt.960 On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment (A015) Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 - 169 (Roll no. 98).
02/26/2016-12:08pm House H.Amdt.959 On agreeing to the Ribble amendment (A014) Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 - 171 (Roll no. 97).
02/26/2016-12:06pm House H.Amdt.957 On agreeing to the Griffith amendment (A012) Agreed to by recorded vote: 239 - 165 (Roll no. 96).
02/26/2016-12:02pm House H.Amdt.954 On agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment (A009) Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 - 173 (Roll no. 95).
02/26/2016-11:59am House H.Amdt.953 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment (A008) Failed by recorded vote: 169 - 236 (Roll no. 94).
02/26/2016-11:55am House H.Amdt.948 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 159 - 242 (Roll no. 93).
02/26/2016-11:52am House H.Amdt.947 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 161 - 244 (Roll no. 92).
02/26/2016-11:30am House H.Amdt.962 By unanimous consent, the Lowenthal amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H983)
02/26/2016-11:24am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 619, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lowenthal amendment No. 17.
02/26/2016-11:24am House H.Amdt.962 Amendment (A017) offered by Mr. Lowenthal. (consideration: CR H983; text: CR H983)
02/26/2016-11:24am House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Huffman amendment No. 16, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Huffman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
02/26/2016-11:13am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 619, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment No. 16.
02/26/2016-11:12am House H.Amdt.961 Amendment (A016) offered by Mr. Huffman. (consideration: CR H981-983, H988-989; text: CR H981)
02/26/2016-11:12am House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Young(AK) amendment No. 15, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Dingell demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
02/26/2016-11:03am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 619, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young(AK) amendment No. 15.
02/26/2016-11:03am House H.Amdt.960 Amendment (A015) offered by Mr. Young (AK). (consideration: CR H980-981, H988; text: CR H980)
02/26/2016-11:02am House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ribble amendment No. 14, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
02/26/2016-10:49am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 619, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ribble amendment No. 14.
02/26/2016-10:49am House H.Amdt.959 Amendment (A014) offered by Mr. Ribble. (consideration: CR H977-980, H987-988; text: CR H977)
02/26/2016-10:48am House H.Amdt.958 On agreeing to the Hardy amendment (A013) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/26/2016-10:44am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 619, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hardy amendment No. 13.
02/26/2016-10:44am House H.Amdt.958 Amendment (A013) offered by Mr. Hardy. (consideration: CR H976-977; text: CR H976)
02/26/2016-10:43am House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Griffith amendment No. 12, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
02/26/2016-10:30am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 619, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Griffith amendment No. 12.
02/26/2016-10:30am House H.Amdt.957 Amendment (A012) offered by Mr. Griffith. (consideration: CR H974-976, H986-987; text: CR H974)
02/26/2016-10:30am House H.Amdt.956 On agreeing to the Fleming amendment (A011) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/26/2016-10:22am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 619, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fleming amendment No. 11.
02/26/2016-10:22am House H.Amdt.956 Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Fleming. (consideration: CR H973-974; text: CR H973)
02/26/2016-10:22am House H.Amdt.955 On agreeing to the Newhouse amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/26/2016-10:15am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 619, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Newhouse amendment No. 10.
02/26/2016-10:15am House H.Amdt.955 Amendment (A010) offered by Mr. Newhouse. (consideration: CR H972-973; text: CR H972)
02/26/2016-10:14am House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 9, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
02/26/2016-10:08am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 619, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 9.
02/26/2016-10:08am House H.Amdt.954 Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Smith (MO). (consideration: CR H971-972, H986; text: CR H971)
02/26/2016-10:08am House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 8, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
02/26/2016-9:57am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 619, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 8.
02/26/2016-9:57am House H.Amdt.953 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Beyer. (consideration: CR H970-971, H985-986; text: CR H970)
02/26/2016-9:56am House H.Amdt.952 On agreeing to the Huffman amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/26/2016-9:54am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 619, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman amendment No. 7.
02/26/2016-9:54am House H.Amdt.952 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Huffman. (consideration: CR H969-970; text: CR H969)
02/26/2016-9:53am House H.Amdt.951 On agreeing to the Meng amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/26/2016-9:52am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 619, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meng amendment No. 6.
02/26/2016-9:52am House H.Amdt.951 Amendment (A006) offered by Ms. Meng. (consideration: CR H969; text: CR H969)
02/26/2016-9:50am House H.Amdt.950 On agreeing to the Smith (MO) amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/26/2016-9:48am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 619, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (MO) amendment No. 5.
02/26/2016-9:48am House H.Amdt.950 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Smith (MO). (consideration: CR H968-969; text: CR H969)
02/26/2016-9:47am House H.Amdt.949 On agreeing to the Costa amendment (A004) as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
02/26/2016-9:43am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 619, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Costa amendment No. 4, as modified.
02/26/2016-9:42am House H.Amdt.949 Costa amendment (A004) modified by unanimous consent. (text as modified: CR H968)
02/26/2016-9:42am House H.Amdt.949 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Costa. (consideration: CR H968; text: CR H968)
02/26/2016-9:42am House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
02/26/2016-9:31am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 619, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 3.
02/26/2016-9:30am House H.Amdt.948 Amendment (A003) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee. (consideration: CR H965-968, H984-985; text: CR H965)
02/26/2016-9:30am House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
02/26/2016-9:21am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 619, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 2.
02/26/2016-9:21am House H.Amdt.947 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Beyer. (consideration: CR H963-965, H984; text: CR H964)
02/26/2016-9:21am House H.Amdt.946 On agreeing to the Wittman amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/26/2016-9:18am House DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 619, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wittman amendment No. 1.
02/26/2016-9:18am House H.Amdt.946 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Wittman. (consideration: CR H962-963; text: CR H962-963)
02/26/2016-9:16am House The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
02/26/2016-9:16am House Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H955-991)
02/25/2016-5:21pm House Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2406 as unfinished business.
02/25/2016-5:21pm House On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
02/25/2016-5:20pm House Mr. Wittman moved that the committee rise.
02/25/2016-4:17pm House GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2406.
02/25/2016-4:16pm House The Speaker designated the Honorable Diane Black to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
02/25/2016-4:16pm House House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 619 and Rule XVIII.
02/25/2016-4:15pm House Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2406 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. 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 Natural Resources now printed in the bill.
02/25/2016-4:15pm House Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 619. (consideration: CR H918-919)
02/25/2016-4:15pm House Rule H. Res. 619 passed House.
02/23/2016-7:21pm House Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 619 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2406 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. 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 Natural Resources now printed in the bill.
12/10/2015 House Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 287.
12/10/2015 House Committee on the Judiciary discharged.
12/10/2015 House Committee on Transportation discharged.
12/10/2015 House Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
12/10/2015 House Committee on Agriculture discharged.
12/10/2015 House Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 114-377, Part I.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
10/08/2015 House Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 21 - 15.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
10/08/2015 House Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
10/08/2015 House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Discharged.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
10/08/2015 House Subcommittee on Federal Lands Discharged.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
10/07/2015 House Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
06/16/2015 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
06/10/2015 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
06/10/2015 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
06/08/2015 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
05/22/2015 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
05/20/2015 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
05/20/2015 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
05/19/2015 House Referred to House Judiciary
05/19/2015 House Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
05/19/2015 House Referred to House Energy and Commerce
05/19/2015 House Referred to House Agriculture
05/19/2015 House Referred to House Natural Resources
05/19/2015 House Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Judiciary, 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.
05/19/2015 House Introduced in House

Cosponsors (37)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]* 05/19/2015
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3]* 05/19/2015
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]* 05/19/2015
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36] 06/02/2015
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] 06/03/2015
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] 06/03/2015
Rep. Rigell, E. Scott [R-VA-2] 06/03/2015
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 06/03/2015
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 06/10/2015
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 06/10/2015
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] 06/10/2015
Rep. Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS-1] 06/10/2015
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4] 06/10/2015
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 06/10/2015
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] 06/10/2015
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 06/10/2015
Rep. Benishek, Dan [R-MI-1] 06/10/2015
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 06/10/2015
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] 06/10/2015
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 06/11/2015
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] 06/16/2015
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 06/16/2015
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] 06/16/2015
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 06/24/2015
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] 06/24/2015
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10] 06/24/2015
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3] 06/24/2015
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4] 07/09/2015
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] 07/31/2015
Rep. Nugent, Richard B. [R-FL-11] 09/18/2015
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4] 10/06/2015
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] 10/06/2015
Rep. Valadao, David G. [R-CA-21] 10/06/2015
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 10/06/2015
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] 10/07/2015
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1] 10/09/2015
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 10/21/2015

Committees (6)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources05/19/2015 Referred to
10/08/2015 Markup by
12/10/2015 Reported by H. Rept. 114-377
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands06/10/2015 Referred to
10/08/2015 Discharged from
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans06/10/2015 Referred to
10/08/2015 Discharged from
House Agriculture05/19/2015 Referred to
12/10/2015 Discharged from
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry06/08/2015 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce05/19/2015 Referred to
12/10/2015 Discharged from
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy05/22/2015 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure05/19/2015 Referred to
12/10/2015 Discharged from
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management05/20/2015 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment05/20/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary05/19/2015 Referred to
12/10/2015 Discharged from
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations06/16/2015 Referred to
Senate Energy and Natural Resources03/01/2016 Referred to

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Subjects (44)

  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Advisory bodies
  • Africa
  • Agricultural practices and innovations
  • Animal protection and human-animal relationships
  • Arizona
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Art, artists, authorship
  • Birds
  • Budget deficits and national debt
  • Canada
  • Crimes against animals and natural resources
  • Department of the Interior
  • Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
  • Endangered and threatened species
  • Firearms and explosives
  • Foreign aid and international relief
  • Forests, forestry, trees
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government information and archives
  • Great Lakes
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • International law and treaties
  • Lakes and rivers
  • Land transfers
  • Land use and conservation
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Mammals
  • Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
  • Materials
  • Museums, exhibitions, cultural centers
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Parks, recreation areas, trails
  • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
  • Solid waste and recycling
  • State and local government operations
  • Television and film
  • Trade restrictions
  • User charges and fees
  • Wildlife conservation and habitat protection

Latest Summary (2)

There are 2 summaries for H.R.2406. View summaries

Shown Here:
Passed House amended (02/26/2016)

Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act or the SHARE Act

This bill revises a variety of existing programs to expand access to, and opportunities for, hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting.

TITLE I--HUNTING, FISHING AND RECREATIONAL SHOOTING PROTECTION ACT

Hunting, Fishing, and Recreational Shooting Protection Act

(Sec. 102) Components of firearms and ammunition and sport fishing equipment and its components (such as lead sinkers) are exempted from regulation of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

(Sec. 103) The Departments of the Interior and Agriculture (USDA) may not regulate the use of ammunition and fishing tackle based on their lead content if such use complies with state law. This limitation is inapplicable to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Park Service (NPS).

TITLE II--TARGET PRACTICE AND MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING SUPPORT ACT

Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

(Sec. 204) The bill amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act by increasing the proportion of: (1) funding from that Act that states may use for public target ranges, and (2) the federal share of costs for public target ranges. A public target range is a specific location that is identified for recreational shooting.

(Sec. 205) The bill shields the United States from any civil action or claim for money damages for injury to or loss of property, personal injury, or death caused by an activity occurring at a public target range that is funded by the federal government pursuant to such Act or located on federal land, except to the extent provided under the Federal Tort Claims Act with respect to the exercise or performance of a discretionary function.

(Sec. 206) The bill urges the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to cooperate with state and local authorities and other entities to carry out waste removal and other activities on any federal land used as a public target range.

TITLE III--POLAR BEAR CONSERVATION AND FAIRNESS ACT

Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act

(Sec. 302) The bill amends the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 by requiring Interior to issue permits to allow a hunter to import polar bear parts (other than internal organs) if the bear was legally harvested in Canada from an approved population before the May 15, 2008, listing of the polar bear as threatened.

TITLE IV--RECREATIONAL LANDS SELF-DEFENSE ACT

Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act

(Sec. 402) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may not prohibit individuals from possessing a firearm in public areas of a water resources development project.

TITLE V--WILDLIFE AND HUNTING HERITAGE CONSERVATION COUNCIL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

(Sec. 501) The bill replaces the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council with the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Advisory Committee.

TITLE VI--RECREATIONAL FISHING AND HUNTING HERITAGE OPPORTUNITIES ACT

Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act

(Sec. 603) Federal land management officials must facilitate the use of, and access to, federal lands for fishing, sport hunting, and recreational shooting with specified exceptions.

Interior must integrate wildlife-dependent recreational uses into regulations, policies, criteria, plans, or other activities to amend the manner in which individual refuges or the National Wildlife Refuge System are managed.

Actions taken under this title or the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 may not be considered to be a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).

The bill requires BLM and Forest Service lands, excluding lands on the Outer Continental Shelf, to be open to recreational fishing, hunting, and shooting unless the managing agency acts to close such lands to such activities for purposes of resource conservation, public safety, energy production, water supply facilities, or national security.

Heads of federal agencies must use their authorities to lease their lands or permit use of their lands for shooting ranges, and designate specific lands for recreational shooting activities.

(Sec. 604) The bill establishes requirements for a permanent or temporary withdrawal, change of classification, or change of management status that effectively closes or significantly restricts public lands for fishing or hunting or related activities.

TITLE VII--FARMER AND HUNTER PROTECTION ACT

Hunter and Farmer Protection Act

(Sec. 702) The bill amends the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to revise standards for determining what constitutes baiting for purposes of the prohibition on taking migratory game birds.

In the case of waterfowl, cranes, and coots, a baited area includes a standing, unharvested crop that has been manipulated through activities such as mowing, discing, or rolling, unless the activities are normal agricultural practices. An area is not considered to be a baited area if it: (1) has been treated with a normal agricultural practice, (2) has standing crops that have not been manipulated, or (3) has standing crops that have been or are flooded.

USDA must submit to Interior a report on changes to normal agricultural practices across the range of crops grown by agricultural producers in each region of the United States in which USDA harvest practice recommendations are provided to agricultural producers.

TITLE VIII--TRANSPORTING BOWS ACROSS NATIONAL PARK SERVICE LANDS

Hunter Access Corridors Act

(Sec. 802) The NPS may not prohibit individuals from transporting bows and crossbows if certain requirements are met.

The NPS may establish hunter access corridors. Actions taken to establish such corridors may not be considered to be a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment under the NEPA.

TITLE IX--FEDERAL LAND TRANSACTION FACILITATION ACT REAUTHORIZATION (FLTFA)

Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization

(Sec. 902) The bill amends the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA), including by permanently authorizing Interior to sell certain public land and use the proceeds from those sales for acquiring land located within or adjacent to federal lands.

The bill expands the program by allowing lands to be acquired from those proceeds for: (1) hunting, recreational fishing, recreational shooting, and other recreational activities; or (2) deferred maintenance activities that enhance opportunities for recreational access.

Interior must establish and maintain a public database containing a comprehensive list of all public land identified for disposal.

TITLE X--AFRICAN ELEPHANT CONSERVATION AND LEGAL IVORY POSSESSION ACT

African Elephant Conservation and Legal Ivory Possession Act

The bill revises and reauthorizes the African Elephant Conservation Act through FY2020.

(Sec. 1003) Ivory may be imported or exported under that Act and the Endangered Species Act of 1973 if: (1) the raw ivory or worked ivory is for a museum; (2) it was lawfully importable into the United States on February 24, 2014, regardless of when it was acquired; or (3) the worked ivory was previously lawfully possessed in the United States.

This bill authorizes commerce in African elephant ivory or in products containing African elephant ivory that have been lawfully imported or crafted in the United States.

(Sec. 1004) Interior may station USFWS law enforcement officers in each African country that has a significant population of African elephants to assist local wildlife rangers in protecting the elephants and facilitating the apprehension of individuals who illegally kill them or assist in killing them.

(Sec. 1005) The President may embargo any products from a country if it is a significant transit or destination point for illegal ivory trade.

(Sec. 1006) Interior's only means for determining whether trade in African elephant ivory is legal are the means used as of February 24, 2014, including any presumption or the burden of proof applied in those determinations.

(Sec. 1007) The bill authorizes the importation of a sport-hunted African elephant trophy if the trophy was taken from certain elephants populations that at the time were not necessarily threatened with extinction, but may have become so unless trade was closely controlled.

(Sec. 1008) In providing financial assistance under the African Elephant Conservation Act, Interior must prioritize projects for facilitating the acquisition of equipment and training to wildlife officials in ivory-producing countries to be used in anti-poaching efforts.

(Sec. 1009) The Government Accountability Office must study and report on the effects of a ban of the trade in of fossilized ivory from mammoths and mastodons on the illegal importation and trade of African and Asian elephant ivory within the United States, with the exception of importation or trade related to museum exhibitions or scientific research.

TITLE XI--RESPECT FOR TREATIES AND RIGHTS

(Sec. 1101) The bill may not be construed to affect any treaty or other right of a federally recognized Indian tribe.

TITLE XII--PERMITS FOR FILM CREWS OF FIVE PEOPLE OR LESS

(Sec. 1201) This bill provides special rules to expand access to federal land and waterways for film crews of five people or fewer.

TITLE XIII--STATE APPROVAL OF FISHING RESTRICTION

(Sec. 1301) Interior and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration must obtain approval from the relevant fish and wildlife management agency of a state or territory before restricting fishing access to state or territorial marine waters (including coastal waters and estuaries) or Great Lakes waters that are within the jurisdiction of the NPS or the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

TITLE XIV--HUNTING AND RECREATIONAL FISHING WITHIN CERTAIN NATIONAL FORESTS

(Sec. 1402) USDA and the Forest Service may not establish policies, directives, or regulations that restrict the type, season, or method of hunting or recreational fishing on lands within the National Forest System that are otherwise open to those activities and are consistent with the applicable forest plan if those lands are located in: (1) the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana; (2) the De Soto National Forest in Mississippi; (3) the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri; and (4) the Ozark National Forest, the St. Francis National Forest and the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

(Sec. 1403) The Forest Service must publish a notice of the closure of any public road on Forest System lands, along with a justification for the closure.

TITLE XV--GRAND CANYON BISON MANAGEMENT ACT

Grand Canyon Bison Management Act

(Sec. 1503) Interior must publish a management plan to reduce, through humane lethal culling by skilled public volunteers and other nonlethal means, the population of bison in the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona that Interior determines are detrimental to the uses of the park.

Those volunteers may remove a full bison harvested from the park.

Interior must coordinate with the Arizona Game and Fish Commission regarding the development and implementation of the management plan.

TITLE XVI--OPEN BOOK ON EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE

Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act

(Sec. 1602) The bill amends the Equal Access to Justice Act and the federal judicial code to require the Administrative Conference of the United States to make an initial report on the amount of fees and other expenses awarded to nonfederal entities when they prevail against the United States in certain administrative proceedings and civil action cases. The conference must report on those fees and expenses for the next six years after the initial report was submitted. Those reports must: (1) describe information that may aid Congress in evaluating the scope and impact of such awards; and (2) be made available to the public online.

The conference must create online a searchable database that contains certain information concerning the awards. The database must be maintained until a year after the final report is submitted.

TITLE XVII--UTILITY TERRAIN VEHICLES

(Sec. 1701) The Forest Administrator must amend the applicable travel plan to allow utility terrain vehicles access on all roads nominated by the Secretary of Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries in the Kisatchie National Forest, except when the designation would pose an unacceptable safety risk, in which case the administrator must publish a notice in the Federal Register with a justification for the closure.

TITLE XVIII--GOOD SAMARITAN SEARCH AND RECOVERY

Good Samaritan Search and Recovery Act

(Sec. 1802) This bill directs Interior and USDA to implement a process to provide eligible organizations and individuals expedited access to federal land to conduct good Samaritan search-and-recovery missions, which are searches for one or more missing individuals believed to be deceased at the time that the search is initiated.

The bill sets forth procedures for the approval or denial of requests made by eligible organizations or individuals to carry out a good Samaritan search-and-recovery mission.

Interior and USDA must develop search-and-recovery focused partnerships with search-and-recovery organizations to coordinate good Samaritan search-and-recovery missions, and expedite and accelerate mission efforts for finding missing individuals.

TITLE XIX--INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION

(Sec. 1901) This title amends the federal criminal code by permitting an individual to transport a firearm between two states where it is legal to possess, carry, or transport firearms. The firearm must be unloaded and securely stored during transport.

A firearm transported by means other than a motor vehicle (e.g. air) must be secured in a locked container or a gun storage or safety device.

Individuals may also transport ammunition between two states where it is legal to possess, carry, or transport ammunition. Ammunition transported by motor vehicle must be inaccessible from the vehicle's passenger compartment. If the vehicle does not have a compartment separate from the passenger compartment, the ammunition must be secured in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console. Ammunition transported by other means must be secured in a locked container.

Individuals may not be arrested or detained for violation of any state or local law or regulation related to the possession, transportation, or carrying of firearms or ammunition unless there is probable cause to believe that the individual failed to securely store them during transport.

When a person asserts compliance with this title as a defense in a criminal proceeding: (1) the prosecution must bear the burden of proving, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the person's conduct did not satisfy federal conditions; and (2) the court must award the prevailing defendant a reasonable attorney's fee.

The bill authorizes a person who is deprived of a right, privilege or immunity secured by federal firearms provisions to bring an action in court for damages and other appropriate relief.

TITLE XX--GRAY WOLVES

(Sec. 2001) Interior must reissue: (1) the final rule published on December 28, 2011, that removed the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes Distinct Population Segment from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and that removed the designation of critical habitat for that wolf in Minnesota and Michigan; and (2) the final rule published on September 10, 2012, that removed the gray wolf in Wyoming from the list and removed the Yellowstone Experimental Protection Area that was established to facilitate reintroduction of the wolf. Reissued rules are not subject to judicial review.

TITLE XXI--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

(Sec. 2101) The USFWS may not issue a final rule that succeeds, or is substantially similar to, the proposed rule entitled, "Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska," published on January 8, 2016, that specifies allowable predator control practices in wildlife refuges in Alaska.

(Sec. 2102) The NPS must withdraw the final rule entitled, "Alaska; Hunting and Trapping in National Preserves," published on October 23, 2015.