S. 2277 (112th): National Forest Emergency Response Act


Mar 29, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 29, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Thune

Senior Senator from South Dakota



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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2012
Length: 10 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to respond to the extreme fire hazard and unsafe conditions resulting from pine beetle infestation, drought, disease, or storm damage by declaring a state of emergency and directing the Secretary of Agriculture to immediately implement hazardous fuels reduction projects in the manner provided in title I of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/29/2012--Introduced.National Forest Emergency Response Act - Declares that the fire hazard and human endangerment in national forests to be designated by the Secretary of Agriculture constitute emergency circumstances.Directs the Secretary ... Read more >

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Mar 29, 2012

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2277”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (2R) (show)
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H.R. 4331 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 29, 2012

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