H R 415 in Congressional Session 110

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : H R 415

 

Title : To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Taunton River in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

 

SUMMARY AS OF:
7/16/2008--Passed House amended.    (There is 1 other summary) Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (the Act) to designate specified segments of the Taunton River in Massachusetts as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Requires the river segments to be managed in accordance with the Taunton River Stewardship Plan, dated July 2005, including any amendment to such Plan, that the Secretary of the Interior determines to be consistent with this Act. Authorizes the Secretary, in order to provide for the protection, preservation, and enhancement of each river segment, to enter into cooperative agreements, which may include provisions for financial and other assistance, with: (1) the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (including the political subdivisions of Massachusetts); (2) the Taunton River Stewardship Council; and (3) any appropriate nonprofit, as determined by the Secretary. Bars the river segments from being: (1) administered as a unit of the National Park System; or (2) subject to the laws (including regulations) that govern the administration of such System.Considers the zoning ordinances adopted by specified towns and cities, including any provision of the zoning ordinances related to the conservation of floodplains, wetlands, and watercourses associated with any river segment designated by this Act, to satisfy each standard and requirement under the Act regarding the prohibition on the federal acquisition of certain lands by condemnation for inclusion in any national, wild, scenic, or recreational river area. Authorizes the Secretary, respecting each river segment, to only acquire parcels of land by donation or with the owner's consent. Prohibits the acquisition of any parcel by condemnation. Requires the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy and private industry, to complete a report regarding the energy resources available on the lands and waters included in the segments of the Taunton River designated by this Act. Prohibits anything in this Act from: (1) being construed as affecting the authority or responsibility of Massachusetts to manage or regulate fish and resident wildlife, including the authority to regulate hunting, fishing, trapping, and recreational shooting; (2) being construed as limiting access for hunting, fishing, trapping, or recreational shooting; or (3) impacting the supply of domestically-produced energy resources.

Votes

Title : To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Taunton River in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Votes in the US Senate
This Bill was not Voted in the US Senate
Votes in the US House
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
5072008-07-16On Passage To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Taunton River in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers SystemP
5062008-07-16On Motion to Recommit with Instructions To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Taunton River in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers SystemF
5052008-07-16On Agreeing to the Amendment Boyda of Kansas AmendmentA
5042008-07-16On Agreeing to the Amendment Shuler of North Carolina AmendmentA
5032008-07-16On Agreeing to the Amendment Bishop of Utah Amendment No. 1F

Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of H R 415
 
Bill Number : H R 415

Title : To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Taunton River in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Sponsor: Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] (introduced 1/11/2007)      

ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)

    Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] - 9/14/2007

    Rep Delahunt, William D. [MA-10] - 9/14/2007

    Rep Kennedy, Patrick J. [RI-1] - 9/14/2007

    Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] - 9/14/2007

    Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-9] - 9/14/2007

    Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] - 9/14/2007

    Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] - 1/11/2007

    Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-2] - 9/14/2007

    Rep Olver, John W. [MA-1] - 9/14/2007

    Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] - 9/14/2007

    Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-5] - 10/25/2007

Other Info

Bill Number : H R 415

Title : To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Taunton River in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

 
MAJOR ACTIONS:
 
1/11/2007 Introduced in House
 
7/8/2008 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 110-735.
 
7/16/2008 Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 242 - 175 (Roll no. 507).
 
7/17/2008 Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 887.

 
ALL ACTIONS:
 
1/11/2007:Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
 
2/7/2007:Referred to the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
 
10/30/2007:Subcommittee Hearings Held.
 
6/25/2008:Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Discharged.
 
6/25/2008:Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
 
6/25/2008:Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
 
7/8/2008 2:31pm:Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 110-735.
 
7/8/2008 2:32pm:Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 466.
 
7/14/2008 6:45pm:Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1339 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 415 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment.
 
7/16/2008 1:10pm:Rule H. Res. 1339 passed House.
 
7/16/2008 5:02pm:Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1339. (consideration: CR H6629-6648)
 
7/16/2008 5:02pm:Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 415 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment.
 
7/16/2008 5:02pm:House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 1339 and Rule XVIII.
 
7/16/2008 5:02pm:The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael R. McNulty to act as Chairman of the Committee.
 
7/16/2008 5:03pm:GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 415.
 
7/16/2008 6:03pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1339, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (UT) amendment.
 
7/16/2008 6:07pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bishop (UT) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the noes had prevailed. Mr. Bishop (UT) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
 
7/16/2008 6:08pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1339, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shuler amendment.
 
7/16/2008 6:18pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Shuler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Shuler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
 
7/16/2008 6:19pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1339, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bishop (UT) amendment.
 
7/16/2008 6:22pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 1339, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Boyda (KS) amendment.
 
7/16/2008 6:30pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Boyda (KS) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Boyda (KS) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
 
7/16/2008 7:16pm:The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 415.
 
7/16/2008 7:16pm:The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
 
7/16/2008 7:17pm:Mr. Wittman (VA) moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources. (consideration: CR H6645-6647; text: CR H6645-6646)
 
7/16/2008 7:17pm:DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wittman motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the bill back to the House with an amendment adding a new section entitled "Savings Clause."
 
7/16/2008 7:29pm:The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H6647)
 
7/16/2008 7:47pm:On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 188 - 227 (Roll no. 506).
 
7/16/2008 7:54pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
7/16/2008 7:54pm:On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 242 - 175 (Roll no. 507).
 
7/16/2008 8:00pm:The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 415.
 
7/17/2008:Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 887.