H.AMDT.61 to H.R.1404

Amendment sought to permanently allow the Forest Service to have authority to contract with States (good neighbor authority) to reduce wildfire risks across boundary lines.

H.AMDT.61(A012)
Amends: H.R.1404
Sponsor: Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6](offered 3/26/2009)

AMENDMENT DESCRIPTION:
Amendment sought to permanently allow the Forest Service to have authority to contract with States (good neighbor authority) to reduce wildfire risks across boundary lines.

AMENDMENT PURPOSE:
Amendment numbered 13 printed in House Report 111-52 to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with a State Forester to prepare and implement `good neighbor` projects on National Forest System land to complement any similar project being performed on bordering or adjacent non-Federal land. Would provide that the decision to proceed with a good neighbor project is in the Secretary`s sole discretion. Defines good neighbor projects to include certain fuels reduction projects.

STATUS:

    3/26/2009 11:09am:
    Amendment (A012) offered by Mr. Goodlatte. (consideration: CR H4038-4040, H4043; text: CR H4038-4039)
    3/26/2009 12:19pm:
    On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment (A012) Failed by recorded vote: 148 - 272 (Roll no. 161).

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