H.R. 2647: Emergency Wildfire and Forest Management Act of 2016

Introduced:

Jun 4, 2015

Status:

Passed House on Jul 9, 2015

This bill passed in the House on July 9, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Bruce Westerman

Representative for Arkansas's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 19, 2016
Length: 140 pages

Prognosis:

15% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

The Resilient Federal Forests Act would make a variety of changes to the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service forest management standards such as requiring studies on plans in response to forest fires, insect and disease infestation, and catastrophic events. It would also make it more difficult to issue a lawsuit against the Forest Service by requiring plaintiffs who ...

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History

Jun 4, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 11, 2015
 
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.

Jul 9, 2015
 
Passed House

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

Sep 19, 2016
 
Text Published

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

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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