H. Res. 688: H.R. 2578 - To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in California, and for other purposes.

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 7-3 on Monday, June 18, 2012.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 240-175 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 238-178 on June 19, 2012.

MANAGERS: Slaughter/Bishop

112th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES 688

[Report No. 112-539]

 

H.R. 2578 - To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in California, and for other purposes.

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides 90 minutes 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 the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-25 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. 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.

 

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. 2578) to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in California, 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 amendments specified in this resolution and shall not exceed 90 minutes 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 an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-25. 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.

SUMMAY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

# Description

Debate Time

1. Hastings, Doc (WA)

#10 (REVISED) MANAGERS Would make technical and clarifying changes; reduce the size of the land conveyance in Title IV; conform the text of Title VI to the House-passed version of the bill from the 111th Congress; and reduce the authorization of Title VIII to conform with Leadership protocols.

10 minutes

2. DeFazio (OR)

#6 (REVISED) Would ensure that if the SEAlaska Native Corporation is allowed to clear-cut new areas of the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, it is subject to the same limitation on the export of unprocessed timber that applies to other national forests in the lower 48.

10 minutes

3. Markey, Edward (MA)

#7 Would authorize a pilot project to test a small increase in federal grazing fees.

10 minutes

4. Bishop, Rob (UT)

#1 Would clarify the intent of the legislation and narrow the list of laws which may be waived for border security activities. It also would add provisions protecting private property and tribal sovereignty.

10 minutes

5. Grijalva, Raul (AZ)

#8 Would strike Title XIV which creates a 100-mile operation control zone for the Department of Homeland Security along the northern and Southern borders of the United States.

10 minutes

6. Hanabusa (HI)

#3 Would exclude the state of Hawaii from the provisions of the bill that exempt the Department of Homeland Security from dozens of conservation laws within 100 miles of the nation's borders.

10 minutes

7. Cravaack (MN)

#12 (LATE) Would direct the Forest Service to allow A TV's access to forest roads when not in use by loggers in the Superior and Chippewa national forests.

10 minutes