H. Res. 614: H.R. 4089 - Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Monday, April 16, 2012.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 228-184 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 235-179 on April 17, 2012.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Bishop (UT)

112th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES 614

[Report No. 112-444]

 

 H.R. 4089 - Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012

1. Structured rule.

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 purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of Rules Committee Print 112-19 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 amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the 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.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Provides that the House-passed budget resolution shall have force and effect until the adoption of a conference report on the budget resolution.

10. Provides that the reconciliation directives, provided in the House-passed budget resolution, to the Committee on Agriculture be decreased by $490 million and the directives to the Committee on Financial Services be increased by $490 million for the period of fiscal years 2012 and 2013.

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 ofthe bill (H.R. 4089) to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing and shooting. 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 now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-19. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall.be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. No amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in 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 amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. 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. (a) Pending the adoption of a concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2013, the provisions of House Concurrent Resolution 112, as adopted by the House, shall have force and effect in the House as though Congress has adopted such concurrent resolution (with the modifications specified in subsection (b)).
   (b) In section 201(b) of House Concurrent Resolution 112, as adopted by the House, the following amounts shall apply:
        (1) $7,710,000,000 (in lieu of $8,200,000,000) for the period of fiscal years 2012 and 2013 with respect to the Committee on Agriculture; and
        (2) $3,490,000,000 (in lieu of $3,000,000,000) for the period of fiscal years 2012 and 2013 with respect to the Committee on Financial Services.

 SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN  ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

# Description

Debate Time

1.) Hastings, Doc (WA)

#9 (REVISED) Manager's Amendment- Would add
shooting ranges to the list of valid uses of public land and
clarifies the term "wilderness areas" by adding "including
Wilderness Areas, Wilderness Study Areas, or lands
administratively classified as wilderness eligible or
suitable and primitive or semi-primitive areas." Would
state that the protection given to hunting in wilderness
areas is not intended to permit motorized recreation or
mineral extraction and reduces the reporting requirements.
Would address technical conflicts between Title I and Title
II over certain Bureau of Land Management land and
would make several technical changes.

(10 Minutes)

2.) Holt (NJ)

#2 (REVISED) Would make a technical correction to clarify
that all units of the National Park System, not just National
Parks and National Monuments, are exempt from Title I.
National Park System units currently open for hunting or
recreational shooting would not be affected.

(10 Minutes)

3.) Grijalva, Raul (AZ)

#6 Would make the new restrictions on managing hunting,
fishing and recreational shooting effective only if the
amount of land available for those purposes falls below
7 5% of all federal public lands.

(10 Minutes)

4.) Peters (MI)

#7 Would strike a provision in the underlying bill allowing
the importation of endangered polar bear trophies from
Canada by hunters who killed the bears despite warnings
that importation of the bears would likely be illegal.

(10 Minutes)

5.) Fleming (LA)

#1 Would prohibit the Forest Service from banning hunters
with dogs during deer season on Kisatchie National Forest.

(10 Minutes)

6.) Bishop, Tim (NY)

#3 (REVISED) Would allow for recreational fishing of
Atlantic Striped Bass in the Block Island Sound transit
zone.

(10 Minutes)

7.) Heinrich (NM)

#4 Would preserve hunting, fishing and recreational shooting
in wilderness areas by specifying that the underlying bill
will not allow development and motorized recreation in
wilderness.

(10 Minutes)

8.) Foxx (NC)

#8 (REVISED) Would require Presidential monument
designations provided for under the Antiquities Act to be
approved by the state legislatures and governors where the
proposed monument is located.

(10 Minutes)