S. 1988 (112th): Supporting Home Owner Rights Enforcement Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Dec 14, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1988

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 14, 2011

(for himself, Mrs. McCaskill, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Coburn, and Mr. Enzi) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend the Federal Power Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider private landownership and private use of land in issuing hydropower licenses, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Supporting Home Owner Rights Enforcement Act.

2.

Hydropower licenses

(a)

Section 4(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 797(e)) is amended—

(1)

by designated the first, second, and third sentences as paragraphs (1) through (3) respectively; and

(2)

in paragraph (3) (as so designated), by inserting private landownership by any nonlicensee and private use of land, before recreational opportunities.

(b)

Section 10 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 803) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)(1), by inserting private landownership by any nonlicensee and private use of land, after water supply; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(k)

Private landownership

(1)

In general

In developing any recreational resource within the project boundary, the licensee shall consider private landownership by any nonlicensee as a means to encourage and facilitate—

(A)

private investment; and

(B)

increased tourism and recreational use.

(2)

Licenses

(A)

Future licenses

The Commission shall include the text contained in paragraph (1) in any license issued after the date of enactment of this subsection.

(B)

Existing licenses

Any licensee may include the text contained in paragraph (1) in any license in effect as of the date of enactment of this subsection.