/  H.R. 2546—Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 [Protecting America’s Wilderness Act]

H.R. 2546 - Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 [Protecting America’s Wilderness Act]

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 116-50 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 2546, H.R. 2250, H.R. 2199, H.R. 2215, H.R. 1708, and H.R. 2642, as ordered reported by the Committee on Natural Resources, with modifications.

  • Text of H.R. 2546 PDF XML

    (as introduced)

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9-4 on Monday, February 10, 2020.

MANAGERS: Scanlon/Lesko

1. Structured rule for H.R. 2546.
2. Provides one hour of general debate on the bill equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.
3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-50 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.
8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Closed rule for H.J. Res. 79.
10. Provides one hour of debate on the joint resolution equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.
11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the joint resolution.
12. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the joint resolution shall be considered as adopted and the joint resolution, as amended, shall
be considered as read.
13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the joint resolution, as amended.
14. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
15. Provides that House Resolution 842 is hereby adopted.
16. Section 4 provides that on any legislative day during the period from February 14, 2020, through February 24, 2020: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.
17. Section 5 provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 4.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Panetta (CA)DemocratStates that the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture may manage for fire, insects, and diseases in wilderness areas designated by this Act.Submitted
2Version 1DeGette (CO)DemocratMakes changes to Title I – Colorado Wilderness and amounts to an approximate 60,000 acres of additional wilderness designations under Title I.Submitted
3Version 1Cunningham (SC), Tipton (CO)Bi-PartisanEnsures that military aircraft overflights, units of special air space, and flight training routes are allowed over wilderness areas designed by this Act.Submitted
4Version 1Brown (MD)DemocratEncourages the Secretary of Interior and Secretary of Agriculture to ensure servicemember and veteran access to public lands.Submitted
5Version 1Tipton (CO)RepublicanStrikes wilderness additions in the 3rd Congressional District.Submitted
6Version 1Tipton (CO)RepublicanRequires the Department of Defense to conduct a study on the impacts that the expansion of wilderness designations in the Western United States would have on the readiness of our armed forces with respect to aviation training.Submitted
7Version 1Tipton (CO)RepublicanAllows helicopter operations at designated landing zones within the following 5 regions: Flat Tops Wilderness, Bull Gulch Wilderness, Castle Peak Wilderness, Pisgah East Wilderness, and Pisgah West Wilderness.Submitted
8Version 1Schrier (WA)DemocratRequires GAO conduct a study on how the preservation of wilderness lands can help reduce the risk of flooding in residential areas.Submitted
9Version 1McClintock (CA)RepublicanDelays wilderness designations under the Act until the affected county formally approves such designation.Submitted
10Version 1McClintock (CA)RepublicanAllows mechanical wildfire mitigation in wilderness areas designated under the Act to protect life, property, and the environment.Submitted
11Version 1McClintock (CA)RepublicanAllows the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior, as appropriate, to exclude from wilderness designations under this Act any areas that do not meet the definition of wilderness in the Wilderness Act. Allows the same for river segments that do not meet the criteria for designation under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.Submitted
12Version 1Kilmer (WA)DemocratClarifies that the Washington State Department of Natural Resources retains the authority to manage all lands currently owned by the state of Washington. Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to satisfy the requirements of section 3(d) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1274(d)) for new Wild and Scenic Rivers designated on the Olympic Peninsula through an updated land management plan for the Olympic National Forest.Submitted
13Version 1Westerman (AR)RepublicanLate Allows the Secretary of Agriculture or Secretary of the Interior, as appropriate, to exempt from wilderness designations under the Act any area determined by the Secretary to be at high risk of wildfire.Submitted
14Version 1Westerman (AR)RepublicanLate Strikes all designations of “potential” wilderness under the bill.Submitted
15Version 1Westerman (AR)RepublicanLate Allows vegetation management consistent with the applicable Forest Plan and relevant federal law on the land portions of wild and scenic river segments designated under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by this bill.Submitted
16Version 1Krishnamoorthi (IL)DemocratLate Directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a report on the effects of aviation noise pollution on wildlife health and populations.Submitted
17Version 1Arrington (TX)RepublicanLate Allows this bill to go into effect once the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture confirm that this bill will not negatively impact individual landowners, agricultural entities, energy producers, water providers, first responders, and the recreation tourism industry.Submitted