A bill to prohibit the conditioning of any permit, lease, or other use agreement on the transfer of any water right to the United States by the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture, and to require the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture to develop water planning instruments consistent with State law.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Wyoming. Republican.
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2015
Length: 6 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on April 16, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
11 Cosponsors (11 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Senate Energy Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Four Barrasso Water Bills”
— Sen. John Barrasso [R-WY] (Sponsor) on Jun 18, 2015
“Heller, Other Western Senators Applaud Committee Passage of Drought Bill”
— Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 13, 2016
“Western Senators Applaud Committee Passage of Drought Bill”
— Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 13, 2016
Oct 31, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1630 (113th).
Apr 16, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 18, 2015
Considered by Water and Power
A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.
S. 982 (114th) 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 S. 982. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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