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Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee Project to enable the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir.

Actions Overview (2)

03/15/2017 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 - 0 (Roll no. 160).(text: CR H2064)
01/24/2017 Introduced in House

All Actions (11)

Date Chamber
03/21/2017 Senate Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
03/15/2017-7:04pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/15/2017-7:04pm House On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 - 0 (Roll no. 160). (text: CR H2064)
03/15/2017-6:58pm House Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2067-2068)
03/15/2017-4:56pm House At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
03/15/2017-4:50pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 648.
03/15/2017-4:50pm House Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2064-2065)
03/15/2017-4:50pm House Mr. Tipton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
02/10/2017 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
01/24/2017 House Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
01/24/2017 House Introduced in House

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources01/24/2017 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans02/10/2017 Referred to
Senate Energy and Natural Resources03/21/2017 Referred to

Related Bills (2)

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Subjects (5)

  • Dams and canals
  • Water storage
  • Water use and supply
  • Wyoming

Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (03/15/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

(Sec. 1) This bill authorizes the Department of the Interior, in cooperation with the state of Wyoming, to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee Project (authorized under the Colorado River Storage Project Act) to provide for the study, design, planning, and construction activities that will enable the use of all active storage capacity of Fontenelle Dam and Reservoir, including the placement of sufficient riprap on the upstream face of the dam to allow such storage capacity to be used for authorized project purposes.

Interior may enter into: (1) any contract, grant, cooperative agreement, or other agreement that is necessary to carry out this bill; and (2) contracts with Wyoming for division of any additional active capacity made available under this bill.

Interior must enter into a cooperative agreement with Wyoming for planning, design, related preconstruction activities, and construction of any modification of the Fontenelle Dam, which shall specify the responsibilities of Interior and Wyoming regarding: (1) completing the planning and final design of the modification of the dam, (2) any environmental and cultural resource compliance activities required for the modification of the dam, and (3) the construction of the modification of the dam.