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S. 2544 (113th): A bill to authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska.

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 26, 2014 (Introduced).

II

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2544

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 26, 2014

(for himself and Mrs. Fischer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska.

1.

Early repayment of construction costs

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding section 213 of the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 ( 43 U.S.C. 390mm ), any landowner within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska (referred to in this section as the district) may repay, at any time, the construction costs of project facilities allocated to the land of the landowner within the district.

(b)

Applicability of full-Cost pricing limitations

On discharge, in full, of the obligation for repayment of the construction costs that are allocated to all land of the landowner in the district, the land shall not be subject to the ownership and full-cost pricing limitations under the reclamation laws.

(c)

Certification

On request of a landowner that has repaid, in full, the construction costs described in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Interior shall provide to the landowner a certificate described in section 213(b)(1) of the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982 ( 43 U.S.C. 390mm(b)(1) ).

(d)

Effect

Nothing in this section—

(1)

modifies any contractual rights under, or amends or reopens, the reclamation contract between the district and the United States; or

(2)

modifies any rights, obligations, or relationships between the district and landowners in the district under Nebraska State law.