H.R. 3189 - Water Rights Protection Act

Water resources development. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
To prohibit the conditioning of any permit, lease, or other use agreement on the transfer of any water right to the United States by the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the House on March 13, 2014 
Amendments:
3 proposed amendments. 2 accepted. 1 rejected. View amendments 
House Vote: On Passage

PASSED on March 13, 2014.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 238 voted NO: 174
20 voted present/not voting

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Water Rights Protection Act

H.R. 3189 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
To prohibit the conditioning of any permit, lease, or other use agreement on the transfer of any water right to the United States by the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture. (by CRS)
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Title
To prohibit the conditioning of any permit, lease, or other use agreement on the transfer, relinquishment, or other impairment of any water right to the United States by the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture.
Other Titles
  • Water Rights Protection Act
  • Water Rights Protection Act
  • Water Rights Protection Act
  • To prohibit the conditioning of any permit, lease, or other use agreement on the transfer of any water right to the United States by the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture.
Sponsor
Scott R. Tipton
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Water resources development
  • Land use and conservation
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Water use and supply
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Major Actions
Introduced9/26/2013
Referred to Committee
Amendments (3 proposed)
Passed House3/13/2014
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 597 (Polis) to H.R. 3189: Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to mandate that the U.S. Forest ...3/13/2014This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
175 voted YES 236 voted NO 21 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 3189: Water Rights Protection Act3/13/2014This motion DID NOT PASS the House
183 voted YES 227 voted NO 22 voted present/not voting
currently selectedHouseH.R. 3189: Water Rights Protection Act3/13/2014This bill PASSED the House
238 voted YES 174 voted NO 20 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Tipton amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.3/13/2014PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Mullin amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.3/13/2014PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced9/26/2013
9/26/2013Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
9/26/2013Referred to House Natural Resources
9/26/2013Referred to House Agriculture
10/02/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Water and Power.
10/04/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
10/10/2013Subcommittee Hearings Held.
11/14/2013Subcommittee on Water and Power Discharged.
11/14/2013Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar11/14/2013Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 14.
3/04/2014Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-372, Part I.
3/04/2014Committee on Agriculture discharged.
Put on a legislative calendar3/04/2014Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 278.
3/12/2014Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 515 Reported to House. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on H.R. 3189. The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule provides for a closed rule for H.R. 4015 with one hour of debate on the bill.
3/13/2014POSTPONED PROCEEDINS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis Part A substitute amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
3/13/2014Mr. Hastings (WA) moved that the Committee rise.
3/13/2014On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
3/13/2014Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3189 as unfinished business.
3/13/2014Considered as unfinished business.
3/13/2014The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
3/13/2014UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of an amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
3/13/2014The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3189.
3/13/2014The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
3/13/2014Mrs. Kirkpatrick moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources.
3/13/2014DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kirkpatrick motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment to clarify that nothing in the underlying legislation may prohibit the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture from (1) protecting Tribal treaty rights; (2) preserving recreational fishing; (3) mitigating drought conditions in an area covered by an emergency drought declaration; or (4) facilitating fire suppression.
3/13/2014The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3/13/2014Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3/13/2014The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
3/13/2014Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 515.
3/13/2014The resolution provides for one hour of debate on H.R. 3189. The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule provides for a closed rule for H.R. 4015 with one hour of debate on the bill.
3/13/2014House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 515 and Rule XVIII.
3/13/2014The Speaker designated the Honorable Virginia Foxx to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
3/13/2014GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3189.
3/13/2014DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 515, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tipton Part A amendment no. 1.
3/13/2014DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 515, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mullin Part A amendment no. 2.
3/13/2014DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 515, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis Part A amendment no. 3.
select this voteVote3/13/2014H.Amdt. 597 (Polis) to H.R. 3189: Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to mandate that the U.S. Forest ...
select this voteVote3/13/2014On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 3189: Water Rights Protection Act
currently selectedHouse Vote on Passage3/13/2014H.R. 3189: Water Rights Protection Act
3/13/2014Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Tipton.
select this voteVote3/13/2014On agreeing to the Tipton amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
3/13/2014Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Mullin.
select this voteVote3/13/2014On agreeing to the Mullin amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
3/13/2014Amendment (A003) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Polis.
3/24/2014Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteH. Amdt. 595Tipton, Scott [R-CO3]March 13, 2014Passed by voice vote on March 13, 2014.

Amendment clarifies that the Act will have no effect on Bureau of Reclamation contracts, implementation of the Endangered Species Act, certain existing federal reserved water rights, and certain authorities under the Federal Power Act.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 596Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK2]March 13, 2014Passed by voice vote on March 13, 2014.

Amendment clarifies protections for the water rights of American Indian tribes and ensures that the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture cannot use one-sided permits, licenses, approvals and other land management tools to take water from Indian tribes without just compensation.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 597Polis, Jared [D-CO2]March 13, 2014Failed by roll call vote on March 13, 2014.

Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to mandate that the U.S. Forest Service may not condition ski area permits on the transfer of title of any water right or require any ski area permittee to acquire a water right in the name of the United States.

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