H. R. 1437
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 18, 2015
Mr. DeFazio introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To amend the Coquille Restoration Act to clarify certain provisions relating to the management of the Coquille Forest.
This Act may be cited as the
Coquille Forest Fairness Act.
Amendments to Coquille Restoration Act
Section 5(d) of the Coquille Restoration Act (25 U.S.C. 715c(d)) is amended—
by striking paragraph (5) and inserting the following:
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.
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.
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.
by striking paragraph (9); and
by redesignating paragraphs (10) through (12) as paragraphs (9) through (11), respectively.