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S.2034: Reclamation Title Transfer Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about water resources development
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Sponsor Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Feb. 24, 2014
Latest Major Action Feb. 27, 2014
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Bill Summary

Reclamation Title Transfer Act of 2014 - Authorizes the Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation to establish a program that: (1) identifies and analyzes the potential for public benefits from the transfer of eligible facilities out of federal ownership, and (2) facilitates the transfer of such facilities to qualifying entities to promote more efficient management of water and water-related facilities.

Defines: (1) "eligible facilities" as reclamation projects or facilities (including dams and appurtenant works, infrastructure, recreational facilities, buildings, distribution and drainage works, and associated land or interests in land or water) for which the United States holds title and that meet the criteria for potential transfer established by this Act; and (2) "qualifying entity" as a state, local government, Indian tribe, municipal or quasi-municipal corporation, or other entity (such as a water district) that has the capacity to continue to manage the conveyed pro...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 27, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Senate Subcommittee on Water and Power. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-284.
Feb. 24, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.