H.Res. 763: H.R. 1011 - Virginia Ridge and Valley Act of 2007

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday October 22, 2007.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 225 - 190 on Tuesday October 23, 2007.

MANAGERS:  CARDOZA/SESSIONS 

110th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES. 763

[Report No. 110-403]

 

 

H.R. 1011 - Virginia Ridge and Valley Act of 2007

  1. Structured rule.
  2. Provides one hour of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Natural Resources.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.
  4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  
  5. All points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended, are waived.  This waiver does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).
  6. Provides that the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report shall be in order if offered by Rep. Goodlatte or his designee.
  7. Provides that the amendment made in order shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question, shall be considered as read, and shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.
  8. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in the report except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.
  9. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  10. Provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.  

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 1011) to designate additional National Forest System lands in the State of Virginia as wilderness or a wilderness study area, to designate the Kimberling Creek Potential Wilderness Area for eventual incorporation in the Kimberling Creek Wilderness, to establish the Seng Mountain and Bear Creek Scenic Areas, to provide for the development of trail plans for the wilderness areas and scenic areas, and for other purposes.  All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.  The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  All points of order against provisions of the bill, as amended, are waived.  The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources; (2) the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules, if offered by Representative Goodlatte of Virginia or his designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order (except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI) or demand for division of the question, shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for ten minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and (3) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 2.  During consideration of H.R. 1011 pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to such time as may be designated by the Speaker.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summary derived from information provided by sponsor)

 

 *click name of amendment sponsor for text in .pdf format

1. Goodlatte (VA):

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The amendment changes the boundary of the Brush Mountain East wilderness area, removing 26 acres which contain a power line; changes the boundaries of the Seng Mountain Scenic Area, removing 1,263 acres from the area to allow continued use of the Barton Gap Motorized trail and wildlife habitat management in key areas; changes trail language for the Raccoon Branch area, removing specific requirements to locate the trail along Rt 650 and changing the connection road to Forest Development road 49352.

 (10 minutes)