Summary: H.R.983 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.983. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/07/2017)

Resource Management Practices Protection Act of 2017

This bill amends the federal criminal code to bar prosecution in cases involving damage to or destruction of federal property by fire if:

  • the fire is set by a person to his or her own property, either to prevent an imminent threat or as part of a generally accepted resource management practice;
  • the fire does not pose a serious threat of injury to an individual or damage to federal property, and it does not result in death or serious bodily injury; and
  • no individual under 16 years of age is used in setting the fire.