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H.R. 1437 (114th): Coquille Forest Fairness Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 18, 2015 (Introduced).


I

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1437

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 18, 2015

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend the Coquille Restoration Act to clarify certain provisions relating to the management of the Coquille Forest.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Coquille Forest Fairness Act.

2.

Amendments to Coquille Restoration Act

Section 5(d) of the Coquille Restoration Act (25 U.S.C. 715c(d)) is amended—

(1)

by striking paragraph (5) and inserting the following:

(5)

Management

(A)

In general

Subject to subparagraph (B), the Secretary, acting through the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, shall manage the Coquille Forest in accordance with the laws pertaining to the management of Indian trust land.

(B)

Administration

(i)

Unprocessed logs

Unprocessed logs harvested from the Coquille Forest shall be subject to the same Federal statutory restrictions on export to foreign nations that apply to unprocessed logs harvested from Federal land.

(ii)

Sales of timber

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all sales of timber from land subject to this subsection shall be advertised, offered, and awarded according to competitive bidding practices, with sales being awarded to the highest responsible bidder.

;

(2)

by striking paragraph (9); and

(3)

by redesignating paragraphs (10) through (12) as paragraphs (9) through (11), respectively.