Federal - HR 3742

A bill to amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to make supplemental funds available for management of fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need as determined by State fish and wildlife agencies, and for other purposes.

Introduced

July 12, 2019

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A bill to amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to make supplemental funds available for management of fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need as determined by State fish and wildlife agencies, and for other purposes.

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Co-Sponsors 181

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  • May 1, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Rice, K. (D-N.Y.)
  • March 11, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Marchant, (R-Texas)Torres Small, (D-N.M.)
  • March 4, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Carson, (D-Ind.)Murphy, S. (D-Fla.)
  • Feb. 25, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Crow, (D-Colo.)Gabbard, (D-Hawaii)
  • Feb. 21, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    McBath, (D-Ga.)
  • Feb. 5, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    McCaul, (R-Texas)
  • Feb. 3, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Fletcher, (D-Texas)Higgins, B. (D-N.Y.)
  • Jan. 29, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Allred, (D-Texas)Lynch, (D-Mass.)
  • Jan. 27, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Bass, (D-Calif.)DeSaulnier, (D-Calif.)
  • Jan. 24, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Clay, (D-Mo.)
  • Jan. 16, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Katko, (R-N.Y.)
  • Jan. 13, 2020 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Neal, (D-Mass.)
  • Dec. 13, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cox, (D-Calif.)
  • Dec. 5, 2019 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Natural Resources Committee.

    Dec. 5, 2019 — Committee Vote: Management of Fish and Wildlife Species — PAYGO Scorecards
      G. Graves, R-La. —

    Amendment to the Grijalva, D-Ariz., substitute amendment that would remove language from the bill that would exclude the budgetary effects of the legislation from the "Pay-As-You-Go" scorecard which measures the budgetary effects of all enacted legislation, and is used to determine if the legislation violates Senate budget "PAYGO" rules.

    Amendment to the Grijalva, D-Ariz., substitute amendment that would remove language from the bill that would exclude the budgetary effects of the legislation from the "Pay-As-You-Go" scorecard which measures the budgetary effects of all enacted legislation, and is used to determine if the legislation violates Senate budget "PAYGO" rules.

    Withdrawn.

    Dec. 5, 2019 — Committee Vote: Management of Fish and Wildlife Species — Funding Authorization for Subaccount
      G. Graves, R-La. —

    Amendment to the Grijalva, D-Ariz., substitute amendment that would remove the language in the bill which would authorize the Treasury secretary, beginning in fiscal 2020 to transfer $1.3 billion from the general fund to the Subaccount, and be made available without a further appropriation.

    The amendment also would authorize appropriations of $1.3 billion into the Subaccount for fiscal 2020 through fiscal 2029.

    Amendment to the Grijalva, D-Ariz., substitute amendment that would remove the language in the bill which would authorize the Treasury secretary, beginning in fiscal 2020 to transfer $1.3 billion from the general fund to the Subaccount, and be made available without a further appropriation.

    The amendment also would authorize appropriations of $1.3 billion into the Subaccount for fiscal 2020 through fiscal 2029.

    Rejected 11-20.

    Dec. 5, 2019 — Committee Vote: Management of Fish and Wildlife Species — Substitute Amendment
      Grijalva, D-Ariz. —

    Substitute amendment that would direct the Interior secretary, in awarding Wildlife Conservation and Restoration subaccount grants to state fish and wildlife departments, to give preference to solutions that accelerate the recovery of species identified as priorities through regional scientific assessments of species of greatest conservation need.It also w

    The amendment also would remove the bill's findings section.

    It also would allow the secretary to reduce the minimum required spending for endangered species recovery of a state or territory on an annual basis if the secretary determines the state is meeting the conservation and recovery needs of all endangered or threatened species.

    It also would revise the timeline for submission of state fish and wildlife work plans to Congress regarding the activities accomplished in wildlife conservation from five years following the bill's enactment to three years, and change the timeline of reports thereafter from every five years to every three years.

    Substitute amendment that would direct the Interior secretary, in awarding Wildlife Conservation and Restoration subaccount grants to state fish and wildlife departments, to give preference to solutions that accelerate the recovery of species identified as priorities through regional scientific assessments of species of greatest conservation need.It also w

    The amendment also would remove the bill's findings section.

    It also would allow the secretary to reduce the minimum required spending for endangered species recovery of a state or territory on an annual basis if the secretary determines the state is meeting the conservation and recovery needs of all endangered or threatened species.

    It also would revise the timeline for submission of state fish and wildlife work plans to Congress regarding the activities accomplished in wildlife conservation from five years following the bill's enactment to three years, and change the timeline of reports thereafter from every five years to every three years.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    Dec. 5, 2019 — Committee Vote: Management of Fish and Wildlife Species — Vote to Report

    Amend a law that provides funding for wildlife restoration and conservation in states and territories (PL 101-233) to provide supplemental funds for fish and wildlife management.

    The bill would prioritize species of greatest conservation needs based on recommendations from state agencies.

    It also would establish a Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Subaccount and allocate $1.3 billion from the general fund of the treasury each year to the Treasury secretary for deposit into the subaccount, to supplement existing funds available to the states.

    It also would direct the Interior secretary to distribute 10 percent of funds from the subaccount through a competitive grant program to the fish and wildlife departments of states.

    It also would specify uses for the grants, specifically for the innovation of techniques, tools, and strategies that expand recovery efforts for species of greatest conservation need and their habitats.

    It also would direct the secretary to appoint a review committee to evaluate the grant proposals submitted and recommend projects for funding, to be comprised of:

    • A state director from each regional association of state fish and wildlife departments.
    • The head of a department responsible for fish and wildlife management in a territory.
    • Four individuals representing four different nonprofits that actively participate in carrying out wildlife conservation restoration activities using funds apportioned from the subaccount.

    As amended, it also would direct the secretary, in selecting grant recipients, to give preference to solutions that accelerate the recovery of species identified as priorities through regional scientific assessments of species of greatest conservation need.

    The bill would indicate that funds apportioned from the subaccount would be used to:

    • Carry out, revise, or enhance existing wildlife and habitat conservation and restoration programs.
    • Develop, revise, and implement a wildlife conservation strategy of the state.
    • Assist in the recovery of endangered or threatened species.
    • Support wildlife conservation education and wildlife-associated recreation projects.
    • Manage, control, and prevent invasive and nuisance species, disease, and other risks to species of greatest conservation need.
    • Support law enforcement activities that are directly related to the protection and conservation of a species of greatest conservation need.

    It also would authorize non-federal fund matching for a wildlife conservation or restoration program funded by the subaccount if the funds come from donated private lands and waters, revenue generated through the sale of state hunting and fishing licenses, or agencies other than the Interior or Agriculture departments.

    As amended, it als would indicate a minimum spending requirement to ensure no less than an average of 15 percent over a five-year period of amounts apportioned to each state from the subaccount be used to assist in the recovery of endangered or threatened species.

    As amended, it also would allow the secretary to reduce the minimum required spending for endangered species recovery of a state or territory on an annual basis if the secretary determines it is meeting the conservation and recovery needs of all endangered or threatened species.

    The bill also would amend current law to indicate that Puerto Rico may not receive more than one percent of the Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Account funds.

    It also would amend current law to indicate that no more than 15 percent of overall funds may be used for wildlife conservation education and wildlife-associate recreation.

    It also would require each state fish and wildlife department to submit a work plan to Congress within one year of the bills enactment that describes the results derived from activities accomplished in wildlife conservation.

    It also would establish in the Treasury a Tribal Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Account and authorize the Treasury secretary to transfer $97.5 million into the account each fiscal beginning in fiscal 2020.

    It also would direct the secretary to deposit funds into the account and distribute such funds through a noncompetitive application process according to guidelines and criteria determined by the Interior secretary.

    It would allow the funds to be distributed to Indian tribes for the following purposes:

    • To develop, carry out, revise, or enhance wildlife conservation and restoration programs.
    • To assist in the recovery of species listed as an endangered or threatened species.
    • For wildlife conservation education and wildlife-associated recreation projects.
    • To manage, control, and prevent invasive species as well as diseases and other risks to wildlife.
    • For law enforcement activities that are directly related to the protection and conservation of wildlife.
    • To develop, revise, and implement comprehensive wildlife conservation strategies and plans for such tribe.
    • For the hiring and training of wildlife conservation and restoration program staff.

    It also would prohibit the secretary from using more than three percent of the funds for administrative costs for each fiscal year.

    Amend a law that provides funding for wildlife restoration and conservation in states and territories (PL 101-233) to provide supplemental funds for fish and wildlife management.

    The bill would prioritize species of greatest conservation needs based on recommendations from state agencies.

    It also would establish a Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Subaccount and allocate $1.3 billion from the general fund of the treasury each year to the Treasury secretary for deposit into the subaccount, to supplement existing funds available to the states. It also would direct the Interior secretary to distribute 10 percent of funds from the subaccount through a competitive grant program to the fish and wildlife departments of states.

    It also would specify uses for the grants, specifically for the innovation of techniques, tools, and strategies that expand recovery efforts for species of greatest conservation need and their habitats.

    It also would direct the secretary to appoint a review committee to evaluate the grant proposals submitted and recommend projects for funding, to be comprised of:

    • A state director from each regional association of state fish and wildlife departments.
    • The head of a department responsible for fish and wildlife management in a territory.
    • Four individuals representing four different nonprofits that actively participate in carrying out wildlife conservation restoration activities using funds apportioned from the subaccount.
    • As amended, it also would direct the secretary, in selecting grant recipients, to give preference to solutions that accelerate the recovery of species identified as priorities through regional scientific assessments of species of greatest conservation need.

      The bill would indicate that funds apportioned from the subaccount would be used to:

    • Carry out, revise, or enhance existing wildlife and habitat conservation and restoration programs.
    • Develop, revise, and implement a wildlife conservation strategy of the state.
    • Assist in the recovery of endangered or threatened species.
    • Support wildlife conservation education and wildlife-associated recreation projects.
    • Manage, control, and prevent invasive and nuisance species, disease, and other risks to species of greatest conservation need.
    • Support law enforcement activities that are directly related to the protection and conservation of a species of greatest conservation need.
    • It also would authorize non-federal fund matching for a wildlife conservation or restoration program funded by the subaccount if the funds come from donated private lands and waters, revenue generated through the sale of state hunting and fishing licenses, or agencies other than the Interior or Agriculture departments.

      As amended, it als would indicate a minimum spending requirement to ensure no less than an average of 15 percent over a five-year period of amounts apportioned to each state from the subaccount be used to assist in the recovery of endangered or threatened species.

      As amended, it also would allow the secretary to reduce the minimum required spending for endangered species recovery of a state or territory on an annual basis if the secretary determines it is meeting the conservation and recovery needs of all endangered or threatened species.

      The bill also would amend current law to indicate that Puerto Rico may not receive more than one percent of the Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Account funds.

      It also would amend current law to indicate that no more than 15 percent of overall funds may be used for wildlife conservation education and wildlife-associate recreation.

      It also would require each state fish and wildlife department to submit a work plan to Congress within one year of the bills enactment that describes the results derived from activities accomplished in wildlife conservation.

      It also would establish in the Treasury a Tribal Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Account and authorize the Treasury secretary to transfer $97.5 million into the account each fiscal beginning in fiscal 2020.

      It also would direct the secretary to deposit funds into the account and distribute such funds through a noncompetitive application process according to guidelines and criteria determined by the Interior secretary.

      It would allow the funds to be distributed to Indian tribes for the following purposes:

    • To develop, carry out, revise, or enhance wildlife conservation and restoration programs.
    • To assist in the recovery of species listed as an endangered or threatened species.
    • For wildlife conservation education and wildlife-associated recreation projects.
    • To manage, control, and prevent invasive species as well as diseases and other risks to wildlife.
    • For law enforcement activities that are directly related to the protection and conservation of wildlife.
    • To develop, revise, and implement comprehensive wildlife conservation strategies and plans for such tribe.
    • For the hiring and training of wildlife conservation and restoration program staff.
    • It also would prohibit the secretary from using more than three percent of the funds for administrative costs for each fiscal year.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) 26-6.

  • Dec. 5, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    DeGette, (D-Colo.)Hurd, (R-Texas)Sablan, (I-N. Marianas)
    Evans, (D-Pa.)Lewis, John (D-Ga.)
  • Nov. 26, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Barragan, (D-Calif.)Gonzalez, (D-Texas)
  • Nov. 20, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Phillips, (D-Minn.)Price, (D-N.C.)
  • Nov. 18, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Gooden, (R-Texas)
  • Nov. 13, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    McMorris Rodgers, (R-Wash.)
  • Nov. 8, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Demings, (D-Fla.)Kelly, M. (R-Pa.)Welch, (D-Vt.)
  • Oct. 30, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Scanlon, (D-Pa.)
  • Oct. 29, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Meeks, (D-N.Y.)Smith, C. (R-N.J.)
  • Oct. 21, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Horsford, (D-Nev.)
  • Oct. 18, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Gonzalez, (R-Ohio)Keller, (R-Pa.)Lawrence, (D-Mich.)
    Heck, (D-Wash.)Lamb, (D-Pa.)Pocan, (D-Wis.)
  • Oct. 17, 2019 — Subcommittee hearing held by the House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.

  • Oct. 16, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 9

    Carter, E.L. (R-Ga.)Houlahan, (D-Pa.)Smith, Adam (D-Wash.)
    Gallego, (D-Ariz.)Jayapal, (D-Wash.)Smucker, (R-Pa.)
    Horn, (D-Okla.)Moore, (D-Wis.)Wild, (D-Pa.)
  • Oct. 11, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Boyle, (D-Pa.)Craig, (D-Minn.)
    Cleaver (D-Mo.)Neguse, (D-Colo.)
  • Oct. 4, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Bustos, (D-Ill.)
  • Sept. 26, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Walberg, (R-Mich.)
  • Sept. 24, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Suozzi, (D-N.Y.)
  • Sept. 19, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    O'Halleran, (D-Ariz.)
  • Sept. 17, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Huizenga, (R-Mich.)
  • Sept. 16, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Clarke, Y. (D-N.Y.)Lofgren, (D-Calif.)
  • Sept. 13, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Doggett, (D-Texas)Tonko, (D-N.Y.)
  • Sept. 12, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Olson, (R-Texas)Wittman, (R-Va.)
  • Sept. 11, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Kennedy, Joseph P. (D-Mass.)Schneider, (D-Ill.)
    Maloney, S.P. (D-N.Y.)Stevens, (D-Mich.)
  • Sept. 6, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Blunt Rochester, (D-Del.)Kirkpatrick, (D-Ariz.)Malinowski, (D-N.J.)
    Golden, (D-Maine)Lipinski, (D-Ill.)
  • Aug. 30, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Casten, (D-Ill.)Kustoff, (R-Tenn.)Pascrell (D-N.J.)
    Garcia, (D-Ill.)Lawson, (D-Fla.)
  • Aug. 23, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Engel, (D-N.Y.)Harder, (D-Calif.)
  • Aug. 16, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Kaptur, (D-Ohio)Perlmutter, (D-Colo.)
  • Aug. 9, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Morelle, (D-N.Y.)
  • Aug. 6, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Cicilline, (D-R.I.)Van Drew, (D-N.J.)Watson Coleman, (D-N.J.)
  • Aug. 2, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Escobar, (D-Texas)Schrier, (D-Wash.)
    McHenry, (R-N.C.)Thompson, G. (R-Pa.)
  • July 30, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Beatty, (D-Ohio)
  • July 25, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 7

    Kind, (D-Wis.)Shalala, (D-Fla.)Trahan, (D-Mass.)
    Levin, (D-Mich.)Stanton, (D-Ariz.)
    Sarbanes, (D-Md.)Thompson, M. (D-Calif.)
  • July 24, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Hayes, (D-Conn.)
  • July 23, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Brooks, S. (R-Ind.)Chu, (D-Calif.)Cunningham, (D-S.C.)
  • July 22, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Bergman, (R-Mich.)Lieu, (D-Calif.)Richmond, (D-La.)
    Larsen, R. (D-Wash.)Lucas, (R-Okla.)Schiff, (D-Calif.)
  • July 17, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Aguilar, (D-Calif.)Davis, S. (D-Calif.)Slotkin, (D-Mich.)
  • July 16, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    DeFazio, (D-Ore.)Ryan, T. (D-Ohio)Turner, (R-Ohio)
  • July 15, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Himes, (D-Conn.)Johnson, H. (D-Ga.)Stefanik, (R-N.Y.)
  • July 12, 2019 — Original cosponsor(s): 61

    Amodei, (R-Nev.)Fitzpatrick, (R-Pa.)Norton, (D-D.C.)
    Axne, (D-Iowa)Gaetz, (R-Fla.)Pappas, (D-N.H.)
    Blumenauer, (D-Ore.)Gonzalez-Colon, J. (R-P.R.)Quigley, (D-Ill.)
    Bonamici, (D-Ore.)Grijalva, (D-Ariz.)Radewagen, (R-A.S.)
    Brown, A. (D-Md.)Haaland, (D-N.M.)Raskin, (D-Md.)
    Budd, (R-N.C.)Hastings, (D-Fla.)Rouzer, (R-N.C.)
    Carbajal, (D-Calif.)Hill, (R-Ark.)Rush, (D-Ill.)
    Cartwright, (D-Pa.)Huffman, (D-Calif.)Rutherford, (R-Fla.)
    Cohen, (D-Tenn.)Jackson Lee, (D-Texas)Schakowsky, (D-Ill.)
    Cole, (R-Okla.)Kildee, (D-Mich.)Schrader, (D-Ore.)
    Cooper, (D-Tenn.)Kilmer, (D-Wash.)Scott, A. (R-Ga.)
    Courtney, (D-Conn.)Krishnamoorthi, (D-Ill.)Simpson, (R-Idaho)
    Crist, (D-Fla.)Kuster, (D-N.H.)Soto, (D-Fla.)
    Cuellar, (D-Texas)Larson, J. (D-Conn.)Stivers, (R-Ohio)
    Davis, R. (R-Ill.)Lee, B. (D-Calif.)Tlaib, (D-Mich.)
    Dean, (D-Pa.)Long, (R-Mo.)Upton, (R-Mich.)
    DelBene, (D-Wash.)Lowenthal, (D-Calif.)Veasey, (D-Texas)
    Doyle, (D-Pa.)Lujan, B.R. (D-N.M.)Vela, (D-Texas)
    Eshoo, (D-Calif.)Mast, (R-Fla.)Velazquez, (D-N.Y.)
    Fleischmann, (R-Tenn.)Marshall, (R-Kan.)
    Fortenberry, (R-Neb.)Napolitano, (D-Calif.)
  • July 12, 2019 — Read twice and referred to: House Budget, House Natural Resources.Congressional Record p. H5774