S.1100 - Prescribed Burn Approval Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 04/27/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/16/2015 Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1100 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/27/2015)
Prescribed Burn Approval Act of 2015
Bars any federal agency from authorizing a prescribed burn on federal land if, for the county or contiguous county in which the federal land is located, the grassland fire danger index indicates a high, very high, or extreme danger of grassland fire or the Forest Service has declared a very high or extreme fire danger, unless the agency obtains prior approval from the applicable state government and local fire officials.
Makes a federal agency that authorizes a prescribed burn liable for any damage to private property, notwithstanding the Federal Tort Claims Act or any state law.