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H.R. 1873: Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1873 amends the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the threat of wildfires to and from electric transmission and distribution facilities on Federal lands by facilitating vegetation management on such lands. Specifically, the goal of H.R. 1873 is to ensure reliable electricity service and reduce the risk of fires and fire hazards caused by inadequate vegetation management in and adjacent to power line rights-of-way (ROW) on some federally managed lands. H.R. 1873 seeks to ...

Sponsor and status

Doug LaMalfa

Sponsor. Representative for California's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 22, 2017
Length: 13 pages
Introduced:

Apr 4, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 21, 2017

This bill passed in the House on June 21, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

22% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Apr 4, 2017
 
Introduced

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Apr 26, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Natural Resources

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Apr 27, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 12, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

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Jun 20, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Rules

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 21, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Sep 19, 2017
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1873 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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