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S.1946: A bill to amend the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 to modify the authorization of appropriations.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about water resources development
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Sponsor Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 16, 2014
Latest Major Action July 31, 2014
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Bill Summary

Amends the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978 to increase the authorization ceiling for FY2014.

Increases the maximum amount of funds that may be be obligated for carrying out actual construction to modify an existing dam prior to 30 calendar days from the date that the Secretary of the Interior has transmitted a report on such dam to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate (currently, to Congress).

Requires the Secretary, at least 30 days before making modification expenditures of between $1.8 million and $20 million, to submit to such Committees written notice that provides a summary of the project, the cost of the project, and any alternatives that were considered.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 31, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 514.
July 31, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Landrieu with an amendment. With written report No. 113-227.
June 18, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
Feb. 27, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Water and Power. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-284.
Jan. 16, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.