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Public Law No: 115-429 (01/10/2019)

 
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Public Law 115-429
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation 
        within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of 
            Nebraska. <<NOTE: Jan. 10, 2019 -  [H.R. 4689]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. EARLY REPAYMENT OF CONSTRUCTION COSTS.

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding section 213 of the Reclamation 
Reform Act of 1982 (43 U.S.C. 390mm), any landowner within the Northport 
Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska (referred to in this 
section as the ``District'') may repay, at any time, the construction 
costs of project facilities allocated to the landowner's land within the 
District.
    (b) Applicability of Full-Cost Pricing Limitations.--On discharge, 
in full, of the obligation for repayment of all construction costs 
described in subsection (a) that are allocated to all land the landowner 
owns in the District in question, the parcels of land shall not be 
subject to the ownership and full-cost pricing limitations under Federal 
reclamation law (the Act of June 17, 1902, 32 Stat. 388, chapter 1093), 
and Acts supplemental to and amendatory of that Act (43 U.S.C. 371 et 
seq.), including the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (13 U.S.C. 390aa et 
seq.).
    (c) Certification.--On request of a landowner that has repaid, in 
full, the construction costs described in subsection (a), the Secretary 
of the Interior shall provide to the landowner a certificate described 
in section 213(b)(1) of the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 (43 U.S.C. 
390mm(b)(1)).
    (d) Effect.--Nothing in this section--
            (1) modifies any contractual rights under, or amends or 
        reopens, the reclamation contract between the District and the 
        United States; or
            (2) modifies any rights, obligations, or relationships 
        between the District and landowners in the District under 
        Nebraska State law.

    Approved January 10, 2019.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4689:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-700 (Comm. on Natural Resources).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 164 (2018):
            Sept. 12, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 22, considered and passed Senate.

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