H.R. 251: South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act

Jan 15, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)
Signed by the President
20% chance of being enacted
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 113-19.
See Instead:

S. 25 (same title)
Signed by the President — Feb 15, 2014

Jason Chaffetz
Representative for Utah's 3rd congressional district
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Last Updated
Jul 12, 2013
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 461 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Oct 24, 2011

S. 25 (identical)

Signed by the President
Feb 15, 2014


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 18, 2013.

Introduced Jan 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 15, 2013
Reported by Committee Apr 24, 2013
Passed House Jun 11, 2013
Passed Senate Jul 10, 2013
Signed by the President Jul 18, 2013

20% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal features of the electric distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric Service District, and for other purposes.


No summaries available.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Jun 11, 2013 6:52 p.m.
Passed 404/0


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Library of Congress Summary

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7/18/2013--Public Law.
South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act - Requires the Secretary of the Interior, insofar as the Strawberry Water Users Association conveyed its interest in an electric distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric Service District, to convey and assign to the District:
(1) all interest of the United States in all fixtures owned by the United States as part of the electric distribution system and the federal lands and interests where the fixtures are located,
(2) license for use in perpetuity of the shared power poles, and
(3) licenses for use and access in perpetuity to specified project lands and interests and corridors where federal lands and interests are abutting public streets and roads and can provide access to facilities.
Requires the District to assume all liability from the United States for the administration, operation, maintenance, and replacement of such electric distribution system.
Requires the Secretary, before conveying such lands, interests, and fixtures, to be in compliance with all applicable requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and any other law applicable to such land and facilities.
Prohibits anything, except for the uses as granted by license in the shared power poles, from being construed as granting or conveying to the District or any other party, any interest in any facilities comprising a part of the Strawberry Valley Project power generation system or the federally owned parts of the 46 kilovolt transmission system, the ownership of which shall remain in the United States.
Prohibits, upon conveyance of any land or facility under this Act:
(1) the conveyed and assigned land and facilities from any longer being considered as part of a federal reclamation project;
(2) the District from being entitled to receive any future Bureau of Reclamation benefits respecting such land and facilities, except for those that would be available to other non-Bureau facilities; and
(3) the United States from being liable for damages arising out of any act, omission, or occurrence related to the land and facilities, including the transaction specified above between the Association and the District.
Requires the Secretary to report to Congress on the status of such conveyance, any obstacles to completing it, and the anticipated date for its completion, if the conveyance is not completed within one year of enactment of this Act.

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