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H.R.271: Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Pete Olson, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 7 (2 Democrats, 5 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action June 3, 2013
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Bill Summary

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

Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Power Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to ensure that any emergency order issued under such Act for the interconnection of facilities for the generation, transmission, and sale of electric energy, that may result in a conflict with a requirement of any environmental law, shall: (1) require generation, delivery, interchange, or transmission of electric energy only during hours necessary to meet the emergency and serve the public interest; and (2) to the maximum extent practical, be consistent with any other applicable environmental law and minimize any adverse environmental impacts.

Provides that any omission or action taken by a party to comply with such an order that results in noncompliance with any environmental law shall not: (1) be ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 3, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 82.
May 23, 2013 Received in the Senate, read the first time.
May 22, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 22, 2013 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H2898)
May 22, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 271.
May 22, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2898-2899)
May 22, 2013 Mr. Olson moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
May 20, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 61.
May 20, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-86.
May 15, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
May 15, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 14, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 14, 2013 Subcommittee on Energy and Power Discharged.
Jan. 18, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
Jan. 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.