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H.R. 3189 - Water Rights Protection Act

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 3189 PDF XML

    Water Rights Protection Act (as reported)

  • Text of H. Rept. 113-372 Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Natural Resources

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 8-3 on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 515: 
AGREED TO by record vote of 228-184, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 227-193, on Thursday, March 13, 2014.  

MANAGERS: Burgess/Polis

1. Structured rule for H.R. 3189.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

3. Waives all points of order giants consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments print din part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Closed rule for H.R. 4015.

10. Provides one hour of debate equally divided among and controlled by the chairs and ranking minority members of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Ways and Means.

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

12. Provides that the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as emended, shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

14. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

15. Section 3 provides that on any legislative day during the period from March 17, 2014, through March 21, 2014: the journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

16. Section 4 provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 3.

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Cartwright (PA)DemocratExempts the Allegheny National Forest, Delaware River Watershed, and Delaware Water Gap from the effects of the bill.Submitted
13Version 1Connolly (VA), Van Hollen (MD), Sarbanes (MD), Scott, Bobby (VA), Edwards (MD), Cartwright (PA)DemocratStates that no provisions of the bill shall affect water rights agreements within the Chesapeake Bay watershed.Submitted
5Version 1Holt (NJ)DemocratExempts the Delaware River watershed from this Act. Submitted
8Version 1Israel (NY), DeLauro (CT), Esty (CT), Crowley (NY), Engel (NY), Tonko (NY), McCarthy, Carolyn (NY), Bishop, Tim (NY), Courtney (CT), Himes (CT)DemocratExempts the Long Island Sound watershed from any provision in the legislation.Submitted
9Version 1Kilmer (WA), Heck, Denny (WA), Larsen, Rick (WA), Smith, Adam (WA), McDermott (WA)DemocratClarifies that nothing in the legislation would affect or apply to the Puget Sound watershed.Submitted
10Version 1Kilmer (WA)DemocratAffirms that nothing in the legislation would affect or apply to the Olympic National Park watershed.Submitted
11Version 1Kilmer (WA), Huffman (CA)DemocratRevised Clarifies that nothing in the legislation would impact or diminish the treaty rights of federally recognized tribes and would not impact water rights of federally recognized tribes.Submitted
7Version 1Langevin (RI), Cicilline (RI)DemocratExempts the Narragansett Bay watershed and the Wood Pawcatuck watershed.Submitted
2Version 1Lujan (NM)DemocratNotification requirements for the implementation of water settlements. Submitted
4Version 1Mullin, Markwayne (OK)RepublicanEnsures that the federal government cannot make Native American tribes apply for or acquire water rights under state law for the federal government rather than acquiring the rights for themselves. Prohibits the federal government from using permits, approvals, and other land management agreements to take the water rights of Native American tribes without just compensation. Ensures that nothing in the Act limits or expands the reserved water rights or treaty rights of federally recognized Native American tribes.Made In Order
15Version 1Polis (CO), DeGette (CO), Perlmutter (CO), DelBene (WA), Kuster, Ann (NH), Cartwright (PA), Huffman (CA)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Revised Mandates that the U.S. Forest Service may not condition ski area permits on the transfer of title of any water right or require any ski area permittee to acquire a water right in the name of the United States.Made In Order
6Version 1Speier (CA), Miller, George (CA), Lee, Barbara (CA), Honda (CA), Swalwell (CA)DemocratExcludes the California Bay Delta system from the provisions of the bill.Submitted
12Version 1Tipton (CO)RepublicanMANAGERS Makes several clarifying technical changes to the bill, and clarifies that the Act will have no effect on Bureau of Reclamation contracts, implementation of the Endangered Species Act, certain existing federal reserved water rights, and certain authorities under the Federal Power Act. Made In Order
14Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratLate Ensures that nothing in this Act will affect or apply to the Hudson and Mohawk River watersheds. Submitted
3Version 1Tsongas (MA)DemocratStates that Nothing in this Act shall affect or apply to the Lowell National Historical Park and Minute Man National Historical Park. Submitted