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H.R. 4609: West Fork Fire Station Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 4609 relates to Dolores County in southwest Colorado, which is home to part of the 1.8 million acre San Juan National Forest. As a neighbor to this forest, the County plays an active role in fire suppression efforts and emergency response on both private and public lands. After two failed attempts to acquire an appropriate site for a fire station failed due to insufficient space or accessibility constraints, the County began working with the U.S. Forest Service and local stakeholders to identify suitable property. H.R ...

Sponsor and status

Scott Tipton

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 17, 2018
Length: 3 pages

Dec 11, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Apr 16, 2018

This bill passed in the House on April 16, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


54% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Dec 11, 2017

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Feb 15, 2018
Considered by Federal Lands

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

Mar 14, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Apr 9, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Natural Resources

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Apr 16, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

May 17, 2018
Considered by Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 4609 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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