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H.R.678: Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Scott Tipton, R-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 11 (1 Democrat, 10 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action Aug. 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on April 10, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act - Amends the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior (acting through the Bureau of Reclamation) to contract for the development of small conduit hydropower at Bureau facilities.

Defines: (1) "small conduit hydropower" as five megawatts or less; and (2) "conduit" as a tunnel, canal, pipeline, aqueduct, flume, ditch, or similar manmade water conveyance.

Requires that power privilege leases be offered first to an irrigation district or water users association operating or receiving water from the applicable transferred or reserved conduit.

Defines: (1) reserved conduit as any conduit included in project works whose care, operation, and maintenance has been reserved by the Secretary (through the Bureau); a...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 9, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-24.
Aug. 9, 2013 Signed by President.
Aug. 6, 2013 Presented to President.
Aug. 2, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Aug. 1, 2013 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6257)
June 3, 2013 By Senator Wyden from Committee on Energy and Natural Resources filed written report. Report No. 113-39.
May 13, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 72.
May 13, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Wyden without amendment. Without written report.
May 8, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
April 23, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-24.
April 15, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
April 10, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
April 10, 2013

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 416 - 7 (Roll no. 96).

April 10, 2013

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 194 - 226 (Roll no. 95).

April 10, 2013 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H1889)
April 10, 2013 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 a section to the bill relating to Buy America provisions. The new section would require that, when practicable, all materials used for conduit hydropower generation be manufactured in the United States.
April 10, 2013 Mr. Garamendi moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources. (consideration: CR H1888; text: CR H1888)
April 10, 2013 The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
April 10, 2013 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H1888)
April 10, 2013 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 678.
April 10, 2013 The Chair announced that proceedings would now resume on amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
April 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 140, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Tipton No. 2 amendment under the five-minute rule.
April 10, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Napolitano No. 1 amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Napolitano demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
April 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 140, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Napolitano No. 1 amendment under the five-minute rule.
April 10, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 140, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Tipton No. 3 amendment under the five-minute rule.
April 10, 2013 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 678.
April 10, 2013 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ted Poe to act as Chairman of the Committee.
April 10, 2013 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 140 and Rule XVIII.
April 10, 2013 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 678 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is open to amendments.
April 10, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 140. (consideration: CR H1878-1890; text of measure as reported in House: CR H1884)
April 10, 2013 Rule H. Res. 140 passed House.
April 9, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 140 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 678 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is open to amendments.
March 25, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 12.
March 25, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-24.
March 20, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 17 - 12.
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.
Feb. 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water and Power.
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.