H.Res. 1084: H.R. 2016 - National Landscape Conservation System Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday April 8, 2008.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY RECORD VOTE 220-188 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY RECORD VOTE 220-190 on Wednesday April 9, 2008.

MANAGERS: Hastings (FL)/Hastings (WA) 

110th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES. 1084

[Report No. 110-573]

 

H.R. 2016 - The National Landscape Conservation System Act

  1. Structured rule.
  1. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Natural Resources.
  1. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.
  1. 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 an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.
  1. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute except for clause 10 of rule XXI. This waiver does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).
  1. No amendments shall be in order except those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.
  1. Provides that the amendments made in order 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.
  1. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI.
  1. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  1. 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.

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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. 2016) to establish the National Landscape Conservation System, 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 except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman 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 except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.  Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, 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 except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.  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.  During consideration in the House of H.R. 2016 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 AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

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Sponsor

Description

Debate Time

1. Grijalva (AZ):

The amendment reiterates that nothing in the bill shall impede efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to secure the borders of the .

 (10 minutes)

2. Cannon (UT):

The amendment provides that the National Landscape Conservation System Act does not create an independent federal legal cause of action based on inclusion in the System.

 (10 minutes)

3. Bishop, Rob (UT):

The amendment strikes the preamble to the establishment of the National Landscape Conservation System.

 (10 minutes)

4. Bishop, Rob (UT):

The amendment strikes Section 3(c)(2) and inserts language directing the Interior Secretary to manage the system in accordance with each applicable law (including regulations) relating to each component of the system included under subsection (b).

 (10 minutes)

5. Bishop, Rob (UT):

The amendment provides that inclusion in the National Landscape Conservation System does not additionally restrict or hinder energy development within the System.

 (10 minutes)

6. Altmire (PA)/Carney (PA):

The amendment provides that the bill does not in any way limit access for hunting, fishing, trapping or recreational shooting on the 27 million acres administered by the Bureau of Land Management.  It also provides that H.R. 2016 does not in any way infringe on a state’s right to manage, control or regulate its hunting, fishing, trapping and recreational shooting activities on these lands.

 (10 minutes)

7. Pearce (NM):

The amendment provides that inclusion in the National Landscape Conservation System does not affect existing grazing rights or operations on those Bureau of Land Management Lands.

 (10 minutes)

8. Walden (OR):

The amendment strikes the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000 (PL 106-399) from the bill.

 (10 minutes)