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Full Committee Markup of H.R. 725, H.R. 2288, H.R. 2314, H.R. 2476, H.R. 3538, and H.R. 3726
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 10:00 AM

1324 Longworth House Office Building


COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
10:00 a.m.

FULL COMMITTEE MARKUP ON:

  • H.R. 725 (Pastor), To protect Indian arts and crafts through the improvement of applicable criminal proceedings, and for other purposes. "Indian Arts and Crafts Amendments Act of 2009"
  • H.R. 2288 (Salazar), To amend Public Law 106-392 to maintain annual base funding for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs through fiscal year 2023.  "Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Improvement Act of 2009"
  • H.R. 2314 (Abercrombie), To express the policy of the United States regarding the United States relationship with Native Hawaiians and to provide a process for the recognition by the United States of the Native Hawaiian governing entity.  "Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009"
  • H.R. 2476 (DeGette), To amend the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture regarding additional recreational uses of National Forest System land that are subject to ski area permits, and for other purposes.  "Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2009"
  • H.R. 3538 (Simpson), To authorize the continued use of certain water diversions located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the State of Idaho, and for other purposes.  "Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act"
  • H.R. 3726 (Christensen), To establish the Castle Nugent National Historic Site at St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands, and for other purposes.  "Castle Nugent National Historic Site Establishment Act of 2009"

COMMITTEE ACTION:

The Committee on Natural Resources met in an open markup session on Wednesday, December 16, 2009, and considered the following bills:

H.R. 725 (Pastor), To protect Indian arts and crafts through the improvement of applicable criminal proceedings, and for other purposes.  "Indian Arts and Crafts Amendments Act of 2009"

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by voice vote.

H.R. 2288 (Salazar), To amend Public Law 106-392 to maintain annual base funding for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs through fiscal year 2023.  "Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Improvement Act of 2009"

The Subcommittee on Water and Power was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2288.

An amendment in the nature of a substitute was offered by Mrs. Napolitano.

An amendment offered by Mr. McClintock to the amendment in the nature of a substitute was NOT AGREED TO by a roll call vote of 17 yeas and 21 nays.

An amendment offered by Mr. Broun to the amendment in the nature of a substitute was NOT AGREED TO by a roll call vote of 15 yeas and 24 nays.

The amendment in the nature of a substitute was AGREED TO by voice vote.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by voice vote.

H.R. 2476 (DeGette), To amend the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture regarding additional recreational uses of National Forest System land that are subject to ski area permits, and for other purposes.  "Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2009"

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2476.

An amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Ms. DeGette was AGREED TO by voice vote.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by voice vote.

H.R. 3726 (Christensen), To establish the Castle Nugent National Historic Site at St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands, and for other purposes.  "Castle Nugent National Historic Site Establishment Act of 2009"

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3726.

An amendment offered by Mrs. Christensen was AGREED TO by voice vote.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by a roll call vote of 25 yeas and 14 nays.

H.R. 3538 (Simpson), To authorize the continued use of certain water diversions located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the State of Idaho, and for other purposes.  "Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act"

The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3538.

An amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Grijalva was AGREED TO by voice vote.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives, as amended, by voice vote.

A motion to adjourn made by Mr. Broun was NOT AGREED TO by a roll call vote of 13 yeas and 25 nays.

H.R. 2314 (Abercrombie), To express the policy of the United States regarding the United States relationship with Native Hawaiians and to provide a process for the recognition by the United States of the Native Hawaiian governing entity.  "Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009"

A motion to postpone consideration of HR 2314 until February 24, 2010 made by Mr. Hastings was NOT AGREED TO by a roll call vote of 9 yeas and 25 nays.

A motion to reconsider the vote was made by Mr. Hastings.

A motion to table the motion to reconsider made by Mr. Miller was AGREED TO by a roll call vote of 23 yeas and 8 nays.

An amendment offered by Mr. Lamborn was NOT AGREED TO by voice vote.

An amendment offered by Mr. Broun was NOT AGREED TO by voice vote.

An amendment offered by Mr. Hastings was NOT AGREED TO by voice vote.

Favorably reported to the House of Representatives by a roll call vote of 26 yeas and 13 nays.

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