Text: H.R.1538 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/15/2017)


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.


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


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.”.