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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1538

To amend the Federal Power Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory 
 Commission to minimize infringement on the exercise and enjoyment of 
property rights in issuing hydropower licenses, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 15, 2017

 Mr. Griffith (for himself, Mr. Garrett, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Mullin, 
and Mrs. Hartzler) introduced the following bill; which was referred to 
                  the Committee on Energy and Commerce

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend the Federal Power Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory 
 Commission to minimize infringement on the exercise and enjoyment of 
property rights in issuing hydropower licenses, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Supporting Home Owner Rights 
Enforcement Act''.

SEC. 2. HYDROPOWER LICENSES.

    (a) Licenses.--Section 4(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 
797(e)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``and'' after ``recreational 
        opportunities,''; and
            (2) by inserting ``, and minimizing infringement on the 
        useful exercise and enjoyment of property rights held by 
        nonlicensees'' after ``aspects of environmental quality''.
    (b) Private Landownership.--Section 10 of the Federal Power Act (16 
U.S.C. 803) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(1), by inserting ``, including 
        minimizing infringement on the useful exercise and enjoyment of 
        property rights held by nonlicensees'' after ``section 4(e)''; 
        and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(k) Private Landownership.--In developing any recreational 
resource within the project boundary, the licensee shall consider 
private landownership as a means to encourage and facilitate--
            ``(1) private investment; and
            ``(2) increased tourism and recreational use.''.
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