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S.715: Authorized Rural Water Projects Completion Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about water resources development
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Sponsor Max Baucus, D-Mont.
Total Cosponsors 10 (9 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced April 11, 2013
Latest Major Action May 22, 2014
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Bill Summary

Authorized Rural Water Projects Completion Act - Title I: Reclamation Rural Water Construction and Settlement Implementation Fund - (Sec. 101) Establishes the Reclamation Rural Water Construction and Settlement Implementation Fund, which shall consist of the Rural Water Project Account, the Indian Irrigation Account, and the Reclamation Infrastructure and Settlement Implementation Account. Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to deposit into such Accounts for each of FY2014-FY2035 specified amounts of revenues that would otherwise be deposited in the reclamation fund established by the Reclamation Act of 1902. Terminates the Fund on September 30, 2035, and requires the unexpended and unobligated balance to be transferred to the reclamation fund.

Title II: Rural Water Projects - (Sec. 201) Permits the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to use specified amounts available in the Rural Water Project Account, for each of FY2014-FY2035, to complete construction...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 22, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 393.
May 22, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Landrieu with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-167.
Nov. 21, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
April 16, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-32.
April 11, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.