H.Res. 351: H.R. 687 - Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013; H.R. 1526 - Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act; H.R. 3102 - Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 231-193 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A VOICE VOTE on Thursday, September 19, 2013.  

MANAGERS: McGovern/Sessions

113th Congress
1st Session

Rule

H.RES. 351

Report No. 113-215

 

H.R. 687 - Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013

H.R. 1526 - Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act

H.R. 3102 - Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013

 

  1. Structured rule for H.R. 687.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
  7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.
  8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  9. Structured rule for H.R. 1526.
  10. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.
  11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  12. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee print 113-21, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
  14. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part C of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
  15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part C of the report.
  16. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  17. Closed rule for H.R. 3102.
  18. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture.
  19. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  20. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.
  21. Provides one motion to recommit.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 687) to facilitate the efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-Federal land, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five minute rule. 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. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 2 At any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration ofthe bill (H.R. 1526) to restore employment and educational opportunities in, and improve the economic stability of, counties containing National Forest System land, while also reducing Forest Service management costs, by ensuring that such counties have a dependable source of revenue from National Forest System land, to provide a temporary extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five minute rule. In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-21, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as the original bill for the purpose of further amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. No further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order except those printed in part C of the report of the Committee on Rules. Each such further amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such further amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill, as amended, to the House with such further amendments as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and any further amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 3. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 3102) to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008; and for other purposes. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. The bill shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and on any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture; and (2) one motion to recommit.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 687 IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Grijalva (AZ)

#1

Guarantees the jobs this mine does create benefit the local community by requiring that the Remote Operating Center be located in the town of Superior, Arizona or an adjacent mining community.

(10 minutes)

2. Lujan (NM)

#5

Requires the Secretary to remove Native American sacred and cultural sites from the conveyance in consultation with affected Indian Tribes.

(10 minutes)

3. Napolitano (CA)

#3

Protects water quality and water quantity for the people living and working near this proposed mine, given estimates that mining operations will consume the equivalent of the annual water supply for 20,000 homes.

(10 minutes)

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1526 IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Sponsor

#

Description

1. Hastings, Doc (WA)

#6

(REVISED) (MANAGERS) Makes a number of technical corrections throughout the legislation and addresses a number of issues with the implementation of community forest demonstration areas.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 1526 IN PART C PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Daines (MT)

#9

(LATE) Protect forest reserve projects from delay by precluding Court-issued injunctions based on alleged violations of procedural requirements in selecting, planning, or analyzing the project.

(10 minutes)

2. Daines (MT)

#7

Requires the Secretary to submit to Congress an annual report specifying for each Forest Reserve Revenue Area the annual volume requirement in effect for that fiscal year, the volume of board feet actually harvested, the average cost of preparation of timber sales, the revenues generated from such sales, the amount of receipts distributed to each beneficiary county. Restricts the length of this report to one page.

(10 minutes)

3. McClintock (CA), McCarthy, Kevin (CA), LaMalfa (CA), Denham (CA)

#10

(LATE) Waives judicial review on any timber salvage project resulting from a wildfire occurring in 2013.

(10 minutes)

4. Smith, Jason (MO), Luetkemeyer (MO), Long (MO)

#1

(REVISED) Puts a moratorium on the use of prescribed fires in the Mark Twain National Forest until the Secretary of Agriculture submits a report to Congress on the economic impacts of these fires. The amendment does not prohibit the use of prescribed fire as part of wildfire suppression activities.

(10 minutes)

5. McClintock (CA)

#11

(LATE) (REVISED) Prohibits the U.S. Forest Service from removing any roads or trails unless there has been a specific decision, which included adequate and appropriate public involvement, to decommission the specific road or trail in question.

(10 minutes)

6. LaMalfa (CA)

#12

(LATE) Limits the Department of Justice efforts to seek damages beyond actual damage to property, public lands and firefighting and restoration costs in states with laws limiting such damages.

(10 minutes)

7. LaMalfa (CA)

#13

(LATE) Streamlines the U.S. Forest Service's post-wildfire efforts by including reforestation, site rehabilitation and salvage operations as eligible to be conducted as a part of suppression efforts and adds funding flexibility for such work.

(10 minutes)