H.R. 539 (109th): Caribbean National Forest Act of 2005


Feb 2, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 1, 2005

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 1, 2005.


Pub.L. 109-118


Luis Fortuño

Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico At Large



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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2005
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To designate certain National Forest System land in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Summary (CRS)

Caribbean National Forest Act of 2005 - Designates the El Toro Wilderness in the Caribbean National Forest/Luquillo Experimental Forest in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as a component of the ... Read more >


Feb 2, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 18, 2005
Reported by Committee

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

Sep 13, 2005
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 19, 2005
Text Published

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

Nov 16, 2005
Passed 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 1, 2005
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 539”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


15 cosponsors (11D, 4R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 272 (identical)

Passed Senate
Last Action: Jul 26, 2005

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