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H.R. 267 (113th): Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013


About the bill

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The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (H.R. 267) is a bill that was introduced into the United States House of Representatives of the 113th United States Congress on January 15, 2013. It passed the House on February 13, 2013 by a vote of 422-0. President Obama signed the Act into law on August 9, 2013.

The Bill is intended to change some of the regulations in the United States surrounding hydropower by making it easier to develop smaller-output hydropower stations. According to the bill's proponents, current regulations are unwieldy and represent a significant hurdle to creating more hydropower plants. The Bill would alter those regulations to make it easier for smaller plants to get approval quickly. The legislation also requires the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to ...

Sponsor and status

Cathy Rodgers

Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 3, 2013
Length: 5 pages
Introduced
Jan 15, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 9, 2013

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 9, 2013.

Law
Pub.L. 113-23
Cosponsors

9 Cosponsors (5 Democrats, 4 Republicans)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

As part of an \"all of the above\" energy strategy, Greg Walden supports bipartisan hydropower bill
    — Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2, 1999-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 13, 2013

Cantwell Hails Key Committee Passage of Hydropower Improvement Act
    — Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA] on May 8, 2013

First Small Hydro Project in Colorado Moves Forward Thanks to Regulatory Efficiency Act
    — Sen. Michael Bennet [D-CO] on Nov 22, 2013

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 545: Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013

Ordered Reported on May 8, 2013. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jan 15, 2013
 
Introduced

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Jan 22, 2013
 
Considered by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Feb 4, 2013
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Feb 13, 2013
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

May 8, 2013
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 13, 2013
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Aug 1, 2013
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 9, 2013
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 267 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 267. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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