H.R. 688 (104th): To extend Federal restrictions on the export of unprocessed timber to timber harvested in the State of ...

...Texas.

104th Congress, 1995–1996. Text as of Jan 25, 1995 (Introduced).

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HR 688 IH

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 688

To extend Federal restrictions on the export of unprocessed timber to timber harvested in the State of Texas.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 25, 1995

Mr. WILSON introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture and, in addition, to the Committee on International Relations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To extend Federal restrictions on the export of unprocessed timber to timber harvested in the State of Texas.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. EXTENSION OF FOREST RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND SHORTAGE RELIEF ACT OF 1990 TO THE ENTIRE STATE OF TEXAS.

    (a) EXTENSION OF RESTRICTIONS- Section 489(a) of the Forest Resources Conservation and Shortage Relief Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 620a(a)) is amended by inserting ‘or from Federal lands in the State of Texas’ after ‘100th meridian in the contiguous 48 States’.

    (b) SUBSTITUTION- Section 490 of such Act (16 U.S.C. 620b) is amended--

      (1) in subsections (a)(1), (a)(2)(D)(i), and (b)(1), by inserting ‘or from Federal lands in the State of Texas’ after ‘100th meridian in the contiguous 48 States’ each place it appears; and

      (2) in subsection (c)(1), by inserting ‘or from a sourcing area in the State of Texas’ after ‘100th meridian in the contiguous 48 States’.

    (c) MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT- Section 492 of such Act (16 U.S.C. 620d) is amended in subsections (a) and (b) by inserting ‘or from Federal lands in the State of Texas’ after ‘100th meridian in the contiguous 48 States’ each place it appears.

    (d) DEFINITIONS- Section 493 of such Act (16 U.S.C. 620e) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (5), by inserting ‘or in the State of Texas’ after ‘48 States’; and

      (2) in paragraph (8), by inserting ‘or from Federal lands in the State of Texas’ after ‘100th meridian in the contiguous 48 States’.

    (e) TREATMENT OF WOOD CHIPS- Section 493(7) of such Act (16 U.S.C. 620e(7)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

      ‘(C) Notwithstanding subparagraph (B), the term ‘unprocessed timber’ includes chips processed from timber originating in the State of Texas.’.

    (f) EFFECTIVE DATE AND EFFECT OF AMENDMENTS-

      (1) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by this section shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.

      (2) EFFECT OF AMENDMENTS- For purposes of applying the amendments made by this section to lands in the State of Texas not previously covered by the Forest Resources Conservation and Shortage Relief Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 620 et seq.), references in such Act to the date of the enactment of such Act shall be deemed to be references to the date of the enactment of this section.