H.AMDT.126 to H.R.2187

Amendment clarifies that nothing in the bill shall be construed to prohibit a local educational agency from using sustainable, domestic hardwood lumber for public school modernization, renovation, repairs or construction.

H.AMDT.126(A005)
Amends: H.R.2187
Sponsor: Rep Ellsworth, Brad [IN-8](offered 5/13/2009)

AMENDMENT DESCRIPTION:
Amendment clarifies that nothing in the bill shall be construed to prohibit a local educational agency from using sustainable, domestic hardwood lumber for public school modernization, renovation, repairs or construction.

AMENDMENT PURPOSE:
An amendment numbered 5 printed in House Report 111-106 to amend section 309 (green schools) to provide that nothing in the bill shall be construed to prohibit a local educational agency from using sustainable, domestic hardwood lumber for public school modernization, renovation, repairs, or construction. It also would amend section 310 (reporting) to require agencies receiving grant funds under the bill to disclose whether any flooring installed was from renewable sources.

STATUS:

    5/13/2009 1:28pm:
    Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Ellsworth. (consideration: CR H5513, H5523-5524; text: CR H5513)
    5/13/2009 3:24pm:
    On agreeing to the Ellsworth amendment (A005) Agreed to by recorded vote: 425 - 7 (Roll no. 251).

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