H.R. 4273 (112th): Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act of 2012


Mar 28, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on August 1, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.


Pete Olson

Representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 2, 2012
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To clarify that compliance with an emergency order under section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act may not be considered a violation of any Federal, State, or local environmental law or regulation, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

8/1/2012--Passed House amended.Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act of 2012 - Amends the Federal Power Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to ensure that any emergency ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 28, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 20, 2012
Reported by Committee

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Aug 1, 2012
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4273”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


18 cosponsors (12R, 6D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 271 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: May 22, 2013

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