H.R.723: Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Protection Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Jim Langevin, D-R.I.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 20, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on May 17, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Protection Act - Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate for study for potential addition to the national wild and scenic rivers system specified segments of the Beaver, Chipuxet, Queen, Wood, and Pawcatuck Rivers in Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Requires the study to: (1) include the effect of designation on existing commercial and recreational activities, energy production and transmission infrastructure, and the authority of state and local governments to manage such activities; and (2) identify authorities allowing the influence of local land use decisions or restrictions on non-federal land, condemnation authorities, and all private property located in the study area.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 20, 2013 Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 286.
June 12, 2013 Received in the Senate.
June 11, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 11, 2013 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3268)
June 11, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 723.
June 11, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3268-3269)
June 11, 2013 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
May 17, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 49.
May 17, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-73.
April 24, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
April 24, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 24, 2013 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.