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Official Title as Introduced

A bill to reduce speculation in excess lands purchased under the Federal reclamation laws by imposing additional restrictions on sales and resales of such excess lands originally sold to qualify for water rights under such laws.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
04/28/1977Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
04/28/1977Referred to House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/28/1977Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Rep. Sisk, B. F. [D-CA-15]
Rep. Spellman, Gladys Noon [D-MD-5]
Rep. Neal, Stephen L. [D-NC-5]
Rep. Bedell, Berkley W. [D-IA-6]
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-6]
Rep. Patterson, Jerry M. [D-CA-38]

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House Interior and Insular Affairs04/28/1977 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/28/1977)

Imposes additional restrictions on the extension of water rights under the Federal reclamation laws to excess lands sold or resold within ten years of the original sale in order to qualify the owner for water rights under such laws. Penalizes owners who fail to execute valid contracts in conforming with this Act by denying water rights to the lands of such owners.

Requires the amendment of specified contracts made with irrigation districts providing for the delivery of water in order to conform to this Act.