H. Res. 965: H.R. 200 - Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 6-2 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 227-184 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 225-186 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

MANAGERS: Polis/Byrne

115th Congress

2nd Session

Rule

H. RES. 965

Report No. 115-786

 

H.R. 200 - Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act

  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 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 that 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 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. 200) to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen, 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 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.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

  1. Young, Don (AK), Graves, Garret (LA)

#1

(REVISED) MANAGER’S Strikes sections 302(c) and 307, and modifies sections 205, 207, 304, 306, 406, and 408. The amendment also includes a new section regarding voting procedures for the Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program’s administrative panel.

(10 minutes)

  1. Courtney (CT), Zeldin (NY)

#21

Creates an industry-based pilot trawl survey for the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council regions.

(10 minutes)

  1. Langevin (RI), Cicilline (RI)

#20

Provides voting representation for Rhode Island on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC).

(10 minutes)

  1. Huffman (CA), Hastings, Alcee (FL)

#13

Ensures that rebuilding plans are successful in rebuilding overfished fish stocks.

(10 minutes)

  1. Frankel (FL), Webster (FL)

#3

(REVISED) Waives compensatory mitigation requirements for maintenance dredging projects in certain inland waterways, inlets, or harbors

(10 minutes)

  1. Graves, Garret (LA)

#26

(LATE) (REVISED) Requires the Comptroller General to submit a report to Congress on resource rent of LAPPs in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, ways to the Treasury can reclaim that resource rent, and ways to eliminate fiduciary conflicts of interest in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils.

(10 minutes)

  1. Keating (MA)

#5

Directs the Secretary to submit a plan to establish fully operational electronic monitoring and reporting procedures for the Northeast Multispecies Fishery.

(10 minutes)

  1. Poliquin (ME)

#15

Requires NOAA to conduct a study on all fees it charges the lobster industry and report those findings to Congress.

(10 minutes)

  1. Zeldin (NY)

#16

Lifts the ban on striped bass fishing in the Block Island transit zone between Montauk, NY and Block Island, RI.

(10 minutes)

  1. Keating (MA)

#4

Directs the Secretary to use funds collected from penalties and fines for monitoring in addition to traditional enforcement activities.

(10 minutes)

  1. Gaetz (FL)

#25

(LATE) Rewards the elimination of lionfish from United States waters by allowing individuals to exchange lionfish for tags authorizing fishing for certain species in addition to the number of such species otherwise authorized to be taken by such individuals.

(10 minutes)