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H.R.876: Idaho Wilderness Water Resources 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 Mike Simpson, R-Idaho
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Feb. 27, 2013
Latest Major Action July 25, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • 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.)

Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to issue a special use authorization for the continued operation and reconstruction of a water storage, transport, or diversion facility located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in Idaho if:

  • the facility was in existence on the date on which it was designated as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System;
  • the facility has been in continuous use to deliver water for beneficial use on the owner's non-federal land;
  • the owner holds a valid water right under state law that ...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 25, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-136.
July 25, 2014 Signed by President.
July 15, 2014 Presented to President.
July 10, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
July 9, 2014 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4355-4364; text as passed Senate: CR S4356)
April 10, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 361.
April 10, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Landrieu without amendment. With written report No. 113-150.
Nov. 21, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
July 30, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
June 18, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
June 17, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 17, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 398 - 0 (Roll no. 245). (text: CR H3659)

June 17, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3667)
June 17, 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.
June 17, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 876.
June 17, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3659-3660)
June 17, 2013 Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
May 17, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 52.
May 17, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-76.
April 24, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
April 24, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 24, 2013 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
March 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Feb. 27, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.