H.R.254: Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action July 18, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act - Declares that, in order to facilitate hydropower development on the Diamond Fork System (Utah), a certain amount of reimbursable costs allocated to project power in the Power Appendix of the October 2004 Supplement to the 1988 Bonneville Unit Definite Plan Report shall be considered final costs, as well as specified costs in excess of the total maximum repayment obligation, subject to the same terms and conditions.

States that: (1) this Act does not obligate the Western Area Power Administration to purchase or market any of the power produced by the Diamond Fork power plant; and (2) none of the costs associated with development of transmission facilities to transmit power from the Diamond Fork power plant shall be assigned to power for the purpose of Colorado River Storage Project ratemaking.


(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 18, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-20.
July 18, 2013 Signed by President.
July 12, 2013 Presented to President.
July 11, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
July 10, 2013 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5623)
April 10, 2013 Received in the Senate, read twice.
April 9, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
April 9, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 - 4 (Roll no. 90). (text: CR H1841-1842)

April 9, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1845)
April 9, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
April 9, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 254.
April 9, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1841-1842)
April 9, 2013 Mr. Wittman moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
April 9, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 13.
April 9, 2013 Committee on Budget discharged.
April 9, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-25, Part I.
March 20, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
March 20, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 20, 2013 Subcommittee on Water and Power Discharged.
March 5, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Jan. 31, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water and Power.
Jan. 15, 2013 Referred to House Budget
Jan. 15, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources