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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017

Short Titles as Reported to House

Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (6)

Date
11/01/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 232 - 188 (Roll no. 598).
10/25/2017Committee on Transportation discharged.
10/25/2017Committee on Education and the Workforce discharged.
10/25/2017Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 115-370, Part II.
10/25/2017Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Agriculture. H. Rept. 115-370, Part I.
06/20/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (61)

Date Chamber
11/02/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
11/01/2017-6:26pmHouseThe 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. 2936.
11/01/2017-6:19pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/01/2017-6:19pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 232 - 188 (Roll no. 598).
11/01/2017-6:12pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 230 (Roll no. 597).
11/01/2017-6:05pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
11/01/2017-5:59pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O'Halleran 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 adding a new section pertaining to Extension of Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.
11/01/2017-5:58pmHouseMr. O'Halleran moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Natural Resources. (text: CR H8359)
11/01/2017-5:57pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
11/01/2017-5:56pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2936.
11/01/2017-5:56pmHouseH.Amdt.474 On agreeing to the Pearce amendment (A007) Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 - 184 (Roll no. 596).
11/01/2017-5:51pmHouseH.Amdt.470 On agreeing to the O'Halleran amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 226 (Roll no. 595).
11/01/2017-5:46pmHouseH.Amdt.469 On agreeing to the Khanna amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 232 (Roll no. 594).
11/01/2017-5:17pmHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
11/01/2017-5:16pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H8356-8360)
11/01/2017-5:07pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2936 as unfinished business.
11/01/2017-5:07pmHouseOn motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
11/01/2017-5:06pmHouseMr. Westerman moved that the committee rise.
11/01/2017-5:06pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pearce amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Grijalva demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11/01/2017-4:57pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pearce amendment No. 7.
11/01/2017-4:57pmHouseH.Amdt.474 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Pearce. (consideration: CR H8354-8356, H8358-8359; text: CR H8354)
11/01/2017-4:57pmHouseH.Amdt.473 By unanimous consent, the LaMalfa amendment was withdrawn.
11/01/2017-4:54pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the LaMalfa amendment No. 6.
11/01/2017-4:54pmHouseH.Amdt.473 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. LaMalfa. (consideration: CR H8353-8354; text: CR H8353-8354)
11/01/2017-4:54pmHouseH.Amdt.472 On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/01/2017-4:48pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole pro ceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio amendment No. 5.
11/01/2017-4:47pmHouseH.Amdt.472 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. DeFazio. (consideration: CR H8352-8353; text: CR H8352)
11/01/2017-4:47pmHouseH.Amdt.471 On agreeing to the Cardenas amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
11/01/2017-4:43pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cardenas amendment No. 4.
11/01/2017-4:42pmHouseH.Amdt.471 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Cardenas. (consideration: CR H8352; text: CR H8352)
11/01/2017-4:42pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the O'Halleran amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. O'Halleran demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11/01/2017-4:36pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the O'Halleran amendment No. 3.
11/01/2017-4:36pmHouseH.Amdt.470 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. O'Halleran. (consideration: CR H8351-8352, H8357-8358; text: CR H8351)
11/01/2017-4:35pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Khanna amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Khanna demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
11/01/2017-4:28pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Khanna amendment No. 2.
11/01/2017-4:28pmHouseH.Amdt.469 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Khanna. (consideration: CR H8350-8351, H8357; text: CR H8350)
11/01/2017-4:27pmHouseH.Amdt.468 On agreeing to the Schrader amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H8350; text: CR H8350)
11/01/2017-4:25pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 595, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schrader amendment No. 1.
11/01/2017-4:24pmHouseH.Amdt.468 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Schrader.
11/01/2017-3:13pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2936.
11/01/2017-3:13pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable David Young to act as Chairman of the Committee.
11/01/2017-3:13pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 595 and Rule XVIII.
11/01/2017-3:13pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 2936 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.
11/01/2017-3:12pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 595. (consideration: CR H8326-8357; text: CR H8340-8349)
11/01/2017-1:54pmHouseRule H. Res. 595 passed House.
10/31/2017-7:10pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 595 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2936 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.
10/25/2017HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 271.
10/25/2017HouseCommittee on Transportation discharged.
10/25/2017HouseCommittee on Education and the Workforce discharged.
10/25/2017HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 115-370, Part II.
10/25/2017HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Agriculture. H. Rept. 115-370, Part I.
10/04/2017HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
10/04/2017HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
06/27/2017HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 12.
06/27/2017HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
06/21/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
06/20/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.
06/20/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.
06/20/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.
06/20/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.
06/20/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Committees (5)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Agriculture06/20/2017 Referred to
10/04/2017 Markup by
10/25/2017 Reported by H. Rept. 115-370,Part 1
House Natural Resources06/20/2017 Referred to
06/27/2017 Markup by
10/25/2017 Reported by H. Rept. 115-370,Part 2
House Education and the Workforce06/20/2017 Referred to
10/25/2017 Discharged from
House Transportation and Infrastructure06/20/2017 Referred to
10/25/2017 Discharged from
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management06/21/2017 Referred to
Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry11/02/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/20/2017)

Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017

This bill shall apply whenever the Department concerned, either the Department of Agriculture for National Forest System (NFS) lands or the Department of the Interior for public lands, prepares an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) for specified forest management activities, including those that:

  • will occur on lands identified as suitable for timber production; or
  • will occur on a landscape-scale area designated by the Department concerned as part of an insect and disease treatment program on NSF land pursuant to the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003, notwithstanding whether such activity is initiated before September 30, 2018.

In such an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement, the Department concerned shall study, develop, and describe only these two alternatives:

  • the forest management activity, and
  • the alternative of no action.

In the case of the alternative of no action, the Department concerned shall evaluate:

  • the effect of no action on forest health, habitat diversity, wildfire potential, insect and disease potential, and timber production; and
  • the implications of a resulting decline in forest health, loss of habitat diversity, wildfire, or insect or disease infestation on domestic water supply in the project area, wildlife habitat loss, and other economic and social factors.

The bill establishes categorical exclusions regarding certain other forest management actions.

A process is established for declaration of a major disaster for wildfire on federal lands managed by specified federal land management agencies.