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H.R.3964: Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about water resources development
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Sponsor David Valadao, R-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 16 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 29, 2014
Latest Major Action Feb. 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act - Title I: Central Valley Project Water Reliability - (Sec. 101) Amends the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) to include among the Act's purposes to: (1) ensure that water dedicated to fish and wildlife purposes is replaced and provided to Central Valley Project (CVP) water contractors by December 31, 2018, at the lowest cost reasonably achievable, and (2) facilitate and expedite water transfers in accordance with that Act.

(Sec. 102) Redefines "anadromous fish" to: (1) include those native stocks of salmon (including steelhead) and sturgeon that, as of October 30, 1992, were present in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers and their tributaries and that ascend those rivers and their tributaries to reproduce after maturing in San Francisco Bay or the Pacific Ocean; and (2) exclude non-native striped bass and American shad.

Defines "reasonable flows" as water flows capable of bei...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 10, 2014 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 306.
Feb. 6, 2014 Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Feb. 5, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Feb. 5, 2014

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 229 - 191 (Roll no. 50).

Feb. 5, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 231 (Roll no. 49).

Feb. 5, 2014 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H1647)
Feb. 5, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add Title IX- Preserving Local Water Supplies and Protecting Tribal Sovereignty.
Feb. 5, 2014 Mr. Garamendi moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources. (consideration: CR H1646-1647; text: CR H1646)
Feb. 5, 2014 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H1624-1631)
Feb. 5, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H1646)
Feb. 5, 2014 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3964.
Feb. 5, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Peters (CA) Part B amendment No. 8, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Peters (CA) demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Feb. 5, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 472, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Peters (CA) Part B amendment No. 8.
Feb. 5, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McNerney Part B amendment No. 7, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McNerney demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Feb. 5, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 472, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McNerney Part B amendment No. 7.
Feb. 5, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Huffman Part B amendment No. 6, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Huffman demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Feb. 5, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 472, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Huffman Part B amendment No. 6.
Feb. 5, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 472, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeFazio Part B amendment No. 5.
Feb. 5, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Capps Part B amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Capps demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Feb. 5, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 472, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Capps Part B amendment No. 4.
Feb. 5, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bera Part B amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Bera demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Feb. 5, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 472, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bera Part B amendment No. 3.
Feb. 5, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Matsui Part B amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Matsui demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Feb. 5, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 472, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Matsui Part B amendment No. 2.
Feb. 5, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Napolitano Part B amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Napolitano demanded a recorded vote, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Feb. 5, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 472, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Napolitano Part B amendment No. 1.
Feb. 5, 2014 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3964.
Feb. 5, 2014 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Feb. 5, 2014 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 472 and Rule XVIII.
Feb. 5, 2014 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2954 and H.R. 3964. The resolution provides one hour of general debate for each bill. In each instance, the resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee Report 113-340. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
Feb. 5, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 472. (consideration: CR H1615-1648)
Feb. 5, 2014 Rule H. Res. 472 passed House.
Feb. 4, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 472 Reported to House. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2954 and H.R. 3964. The resolution provides one hour of general debate for each bill. In each instance, the resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee Report 113-340. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
Jan. 29, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.