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H.R. 1904 (108th): Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003


An act to improve the capacity of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to conduct hazardous fuels reduction projects on National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management lands aimed at protecting communities, watersheds, and certain other at-risk lands from catastrophic wildfire, to enhance efforts to protect watersheds and address threats to forest and rangeland health, including catastrophic wildfire, across the landscape, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Scott McInnis

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 21, 2003
Length: 29 pages
Introduced
May 1, 2003
108th Congress (2003–2004)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 3, 2003

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 3, 2003.

Law
Pub.L. 108-148
Cosponsors

137 Cosponsors (121 Republicans, 16 Democrats)

Source

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President George Bush [R, 2001-2009]: H.R. 1904 - Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (May 20, 2003)

What legislators are saying

Cantwell Pushes Wildland Firefighter Safety Legislation Despite Administration Opposition
    — Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA] on Sep 29, 2004

As Fire Rages Near Cle Elum, Cantwell Calls for More Funds for Firefighters
    — Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA] on Jul 26, 2004

Cantwell Backs Bill to Provide Firefighting Equipment for Rural Communities
    — Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA] on Apr 20, 2004

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

History

May 1, 2003
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

May 8, 2003
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 20, 2003
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jul 31, 2003
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Oct 30, 2003
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Nov 21, 2003
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Nov 21, 2003
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 3, 2003
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1904 (108th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1904. This is the one from the 108th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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