Text: S.1571 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/21/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1571


To remove fish and wildlife as an authorized purpose of the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System and to make flood control the highest priority of authorized purposes of the System, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 21, 2019

Mr. Hawley (for himself, Mr. Blunt, and Mr. Grassley) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To remove fish and wildlife as an authorized purpose of the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System and to make flood control the highest priority of authorized purposes of the System, 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 “Missouri River Flood Control Prioritization Act”.

SEC. 2. Authorized purposes of the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System.

(a) In general.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, with respect to the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System—

(1) fish and wildlife shall not be an authorized purpose; and

(2) of the authorized purposes, flood control shall be the highest priority.

(b) Revision of control manual.—Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Chief of Engineers shall revise the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System Master Water Control Manual and any related regulations in accordance with subsection (a).