Federal - HR 1459

Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act

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April 10, 2013

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Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act
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  • April 8, 2014Van Hollen, D-Md., House speech: Opposes the bill. Congressional Record p. E552

  • April 8, 2014C. McCarthy, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote nos. 145-147, and would have voted yea on 145-146, nay on 147 if present. Congressional Record p. E548-E549

  • April 1, 2014A. Schwartz, D-Pa., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no. 147 and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E479

  • April 1, 2014Duckworth, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no. 145, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E478

  • March 27, 2014 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Congressional Record p. S1817

  • March 26, 2014Daines, R-Mont., House speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. H2659

  • March 26, 2014House Vote 147 National Monument Designations — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would modify presidential authority to designate national monuments under a 1906 preservation law. It would limit the president to one designation per state, per four-year term. Under the bill, designations exceeding 5,000 acres would require a National Environmental Policy Act review and impact statement. Designations of 5,000 acres or less would be excluded from the NEPA process but would expire after three years. Designations of 5,000 acres or less could be made permanent if the NEPA process is used. It would require a cost estimate study, including the number of jobs and tourism dollars expected from a designation, for each monument within one year of its designation. It also would require a private property owner's written consent to include the land in a designation. Passed 222-201. Congressional Record p. H2682-H2683

  • March 26, 2014House Vote 146 National Monument Designations — Recommit
    Rahall, D-W.Va., motion to recommit the bill to the House Natural Resources Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would block the bill from taking effect until the federal minimum wage is raised to $10.10 per hour. Motion rejected 193-227. Congressional Record p. H2681-H2682

  • March 26, 2014 — Committee of the Whole amendment adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2681

  • March 26, 2014House Vote 145 National Monument Designations — Military History Exemption
    Tsongas, D-Mass., amendment that would exclude historic or cultural resources of military history from the bill's provisions. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 197-223. Congressional Record p. H2679-H2680

  • March 26, 2014 — Barber, D-Ariz., amendment no. 2, to require the bill's feasibility study to include an assessment of the monument declaration's benefits, including jobs and tourism dollars associated with managing a monument in perpetuity, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H2679

  • March 26, 2014 — Bishop, R-Utah, amendment no. 1, to clarify the process for monument designations of 5000 acres or less which allows temporary designation if imminent threat to antiquity and permanent designation if the president follows NEPA review process or Congress enacts law, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H2678-H2679

  • March 26, 2014 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H2671-H2683

  • March 26, 2014House Vote 143 National Monument Designations — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 524) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would modify how presidents designate national monuments. It also would grant suspension authority on the legislative day of March 27, 2014, for House floor consideration of legislation that would change how Medicare pays physicians and a measure addressing Ukraine. Adopted 227-190. Congressional Record p. H2669-H2670

  • March 26, 2014House Vote 142 National Monument Designations — Previous Question
    Bishop, R-Utah, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 524) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would modify how presidents designate national monuments. Motion agreed to 230-187. Congressional Record p. H2668, H2669

  • March 25, 2014 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 524, reported to the House as a rule for HR 1459.

  • March 25, 2014 — House Rules Committee granted, by record vote of 6-3, a structured rule for HR 1459; the rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the House Natural Resources Committee; the rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill; the rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read; the rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill; the rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the House 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; the rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report; the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions; in section 2, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of March 27, 2014, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules relating to a measure addressing the Medicare payment system for physicians and a measure addressing Ukraine; testimony was heard from Reps. Hastings, R-Wash., and Bishop, R-Utah. Congressional Record p. H2642, H2644, D308

  • March 25, 2014 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Rules Committee.

    March 25, 2014 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of HR 1459, Monument Designations — Open Rule
    McGovern, D-Mass. —

    Amendment that would provide an open rule for floor consideration of HR 1459, which would subject monument designations to increased environmental review and put a limit on the number of presidential designations per state.

    Rejected by voice vote.

    March 25, 2014 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of HR 1459, Monument Designations — Vote to Report

    Provide a structured rule for HR 1459, which would subject monument designations to increased environmental review and put a limit on the number of presidential designations per state.

    The rule would allow for one hour of debate to be equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking member of the Natural Resources Committee. It would waive all points of order against consideration of the bill, its provisions and amendments and allow for one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

    The resolution would make in order the following amendments, with 10 minutes of debate time for each:

    • Rob Bishop, R-Utah, amendment that would clarify that monument designations smaller than 5,00 acres could be made permanent if it goes through the National Environment Policy Act review process or Congress enacts a law. The amendment would also specify that the president must use existing resources for the monument designation process.
    • Ron Barber, D-Ariz., amendment that would require the feasibility study on estimated costs to also include economic benefits and possible tourism dollars and jobs generated.
    • Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., amendment that would exempt monuments related to American military history from the bill.
    • The rule also would allow the House to take up legislation related to Medicare physician payments and a measure related Ukraine under suspension of the rules on March 27, 2014.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full House 6-3.

  • Sept. 20, 2013 — Reported to the House by the House Natural Resources Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 113-221Congressional Record p. H5801

  • July 24, 2013 — Natural Resources Committee vote: National Monument NEPA Review-Vote to Report
    Ordered reported favorably to the full House 26-14.

  • July 24, 2013 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Natural Resources Committee.

    July 24, 2013 — Committee Vote: National Monument NEPA Review — Sacred Sites Exemption
      Grijalva, D-Ariz. —

    Amendment that would exempt historic and sacred sites and cultural resources from the bill.

    Rejected by voice vote.

    July 24, 2013 — Committee Vote: National Monument NEPA Review — Military Sites Exemption
      Tsongas, D-Mass. —

    Amendment that would exempt historic and culturally significant military sites from the bill.

    Rejected 13-24.

    July 24, 2013 — Committee Vote: National Monument NEPA Review — Vote to Report

    Prohibit the president from designating more than one national monument in a state during a four-year term without approval from Congress.

    Any new national monument would need to include written consent from owners of private property affected by the designation.

    If it is more than 5,000 acres, a new national monument would be considered a major federal action under the National Environment Policy Act of 1969 (PL 91-190).

    If a new national monument is less than 5,000 acres, the designation would expire after three years unless it is approved by Congress.

    The bill would require a study for any new national monument, including estimated costs and losses in state and federal revenue for managing the property.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House 26-14.
  • April 10, 2013 — R. Bishop, R-Utah, Submits a constitutional authority statement on the legislation. Congressional Record p. H1910

  • April 10, 2013 — Original cosponsor(s): 7

    Amodei (R-Nev.)Lummis (R-Wyo.)Walden, G. (R-Ore.)
    Chaffetz (R-Utah)Pearce (R-N.M.)
    Gosar (R-Ariz.)Stewart (R-Utah)
  • April 10, 2013 — Read twice and referred to: House Natural Resources.Congressional Record p. H1908