H.Res. 274: H.R. 1335 – Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 8-3 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 248-133 on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

MANAGERS:Polis/Byrne

114th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H.RES. 274

Report No. 114-128

 

 

H.R. 1335 - Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management 

  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 the text of Rules Committee Print 114-16 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 further 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debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before action thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.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. 1335) 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. 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 114- 16. 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, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before action thereon, 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.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Dingell (MI)

 

#9

Eliminates the requirement to fast-track analyses under the National Environmental Policy Act.

(10 minutes)

2. Farr (CA)

#4

Allows the use of vessel information under Executive Order 13 54 7 to aid in restoring fisheries habitat at the Secretary's discretion.

(10 minutes)

3. Keating (MA), Lynch (MA), Moulton (MA)

#14

(LATE) Amends Section 10 (3) Use of Asset Forfeiture  Fund for Fishery Independent Data Collection to include fishery research and independent stock assessments, conservation gear engineering, at-sea and shoreside monitoring, fishery impact statements, and other priorities established by the Council as necessary to rebuild or maintain sustainable fisheries, ensure healthy ecosystems, and maintain fishing communities.

(10 minutes)

4. Lowenthal (CA)\

#8

Allows the National Ocean Council, operating under Executive Order 13 54 7, to develop a process for decommissioning oil and gas rigs that eliminates harm to the red snapper stock and improves habitat.

(10 minutes)

5. Young, Don (AK)

#12

Provides for additional information for stock assessments, the use of students to collect marine recreational fishing data and clarifies information Council reviews.

(10 minutes)

6. Graves, Garret (LA)

#10

Confers management of snapper fisheries to Gulf of Mexico states similar to the management of Atlantic Striped Bass to Atlantic states. Seeks to improve the science of snapper fisheries monitoring.

(10 minutes)

7. Wittman (VA)

#13

(LATE) Gives NOAA the authority to use alternative fishery management measures.

(10 minutes)

8. Huffman (CA) 

#5

SUBSTITUTE Reauthorizes the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and improves fisheries management and data collection

(20 minutes)