House Bill 717
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Listing Reform Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in House on Jan 27, 2017
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jan 27, 2017
Latest Action
Feb 15, 2018
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
717
Congress
115
Policy Area
Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection
Primary focus of measure is regulation of pollution including from hazardous substances and radioactive releases; climate change and greenhouse gases; environmental assessment and research; solid waste and recycling; ecology. Measures concerning energy exploration, efficiency, and conservation may fall under Energy policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
No House votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Listing Reform Act

This bill amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to allow the Department of the Interior or the Department of Commerce, as appropriate, to prioritize the consideration of petitions to list a species as endangered or threatened other than in the order in which the petitions are received. The appropriate department may not give general priority to petitions to add species to the list of endangered or threatened species over petitions to remove a species from the list.

The deadline for the appropriate department to decide on whether or not a petition to list or remove a species should be granted is changed from within 12 months to as expeditiously as possible.

The appropriate department is given the authority to preclude the listing of a species as threatened due to the likelihood of significant, cumulative economic effects that would result from such listing or from the likely resulting designation of critical habitat of the species. Once a petition is precluded due to those economic effects, the appropriate department may not reconsider that finding unless the department: (1) determines there is endangerment of extinction of the species; or (2) receives a new petition to add the species to the list that includes an analyses concluding that alternative actions are possible other than those resulting in significant, cumulative economic effects.

Text (2)
February 15, 2018
January 27, 2017
Actions (7)
02/15/2018
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 421.
02/15/2018
Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 115-560.
10/04/2017
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 13.
10/04/2017
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
07/19/2017
Committee Hearings Held.
01/27/2017
Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
01/27/2017
Introduced in House
Public Record
Created
Jan 28, 2017 4:53:24 AM
Updated
Dec 8, 2020 1:43:45 PM