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Introduced in Senate (11/10/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 4882


To amend title 54, United States Code, to limit the authority to reserve water rights in designating a national monument.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 10, 2020

Mr. Lee introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend title 54, United States Code, to limit the authority to reserve water rights in designating a national monument.

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

SECTION 1. Reservation of water rights at national monuments.

Section 320301 of title 54, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(e) Water rights.—

“(1) NO RESERVATION OF WATER RIGHTS.—In designating a national monument under subsection (a), the President may not reserve any implied or expressed water rights associated with the national monument.

“(2) APPLICABLE LAW.—Water rights associated with a national monument designated under subsection (a) may be acquired for the national monument only in accordance with the laws of the State in which the water rights are located.”.


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