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H.R. 23 - Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 115-24 PDF XML

    Based on the text of H.R. 23
            :: Section-by-Section Summary as provided by the Committee on Natural Resources PDF

  • Text of H.R. 23 PDF XML

    Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017 (as introduced)

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 8-4 on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 431: 
Agreed to by record vote of 232-187, after agreeing to the previous questions by record vote of 234-183 on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

MANAGERS: Byrne/Polis

1. Structured rule for H.R. 2810.

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

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

4. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-23, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee Report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

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

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the rule. Provides that the amendments printed in part B of the report 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 B of the report or against amendments en bloc as described in section 3 of this rule.

8. Provides that the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part B of the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

9. Provides that no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

10. Structured rule for H.R. 23.

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

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

13. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-24 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

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

15. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part C 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.

16. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part C of the report.

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

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
13Version 1Bera (CA), DeSaulnier (CA), McNerney (CA), Swalwell (CA), Thompson, Mike (CA)DemocratDelays implementation of the act until it is determined that it will not have a negative impact on the quantity, quality, and safety of drinking water in the California Delta region.Submitted
16Version 1Costa (CA)DemocratAuthorizes the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to conduct geophysical characterization activities of groundwater aquifers and groundwater vulnerability in California, including identifying areas of greatest recharge potential.Made In Order
17Version 1Costa (CA)DemocratAuthorizes the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to develop a study to enhance mountain runoff to Central Valley Project reservoirs from headwaters restoration activities.Made In Order
14Version 2Denham (CA)RepublicanRevised Sets a timeline for completion of the New Melones Reservoir study, prevents exploitation of water rights, extends the program to protect Anadromous Fish in Stanislaus River for 2 years.Made In Order
15Version 1Denham (CA)RepublicanClarifies that the underlying bill does not preempt the State of California Water Quality Control Plan. Submitted
20Version 1Denham (CA)RepublicanLate Authorizes a pilot project with the Bureau of Reclamation to offer low-cost financing for water infrastructure projects.Submitted
18Version 2DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratLate Revised Maintains requirements of California State Law and San Joaquin River Settlement in the bill.Submitted
19Version 1DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRequires a review of available and new, innovative technologies for capturing municipal wastewater and recycling it for providing drinking water and energy, and a report on the feasibility of expanding the implementation of these technologies and programs among Central Valley Project contractors.Made In Order
23Version 3DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratLate Revised Requires a study by the Secretary of the Interior to assess risks posed by California's dams and levees.Submitted
3Version 1Garamendi (CA)DemocratClarifies that federal funds can’t be used for construction of the through-Delta conveyance authorized for evaluation in CALFED.Submitted
4Version 1Garamendi (CA)DemocratProhibits the application of Sec 111 to California WaterFix.Submitted
5Version 1Huffman (CA)DemocratStrikes Section 304 from the bill, which is duplicative of existing provisions of law under the WIIN Act passed in 2016 which would hardwire allocations for some water contractors.Submitted
6Version 1Huffman (CA)DemocratStrikes Section 402 from the bill, which would limit releases for environmental flows for Trinity River fisheries. Such additional releases have been allowed in recent years to prevent fish kills that could lead to the collapse of the tribal and commercial fisheries in the area.Submitted
7Version 1Huffman (CA)DemocratPrevents implementation of the Act until the State of California, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Secretary of Commerce determine that none of the provisions of the Act will preempt or modify the application of California law. Submitted
8Version 1Huffman (CA)DemocratRequires certification by the Pacific Fishery Management Council that the provisions of the Act will not reduce employment or recreational opportunities for commercial or sport fisherman before implementation of said provision.Submitted
9Version 2Huffman (CA)DemocratRevised Amends Section 108 of the Act, which as written would preempt California state law and restrict the state’s own ability to decide how to operate their State Water Project and enforce state water rights priorities. Submitted
1Version 1Kildee (MI)DemocratBans aquaculture in the Great Lakes.Submitted
2Version 1Kildee (MI)DemocratStates that within two years, any aquaculture facility on a Wild & Scenic River or its tributaries must show they are not adding pollution to the Wild & Scenic River.Submitted
21Version 1LaMalfa (CA)RepublicanLate Ensures water supply rescheduling provisions apply to equitably to all water districts in region. Made In Order
10Version 2McNerney (CA), DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRevised States that nothing in H.R. 23 shall take effect until DOI certifies that the bill will not result in harmful effects on water quality or water availability for agricultural producers in the five Delta Counties. Submitted
11Version 2McNerney (CA)DemocratRevised States that nothing in H.R. 23 shall take effect until DOI certifies that the bill will not result in the loss of agriculture, agriculture-related, fishery, and fishery-related jobs.Submitted
22Version 2Pearce (NM), Torres (CA)Bi-PartisanLate Revised Ensures that the water rights of federally recognized Indian tribes are not affected by this bill.Made In Order
12Version 2Torres (CA), Huffman (CA)DemocratRevised Protects water quality and water availability for Indian tribes fishing and water rights. If there are harmful effects, the Secretary must submit a report to Congress within 90 days detailing those impacts.Submitted