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H.R. 3043: Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3043 modernizes the regulatory permitting process and encourages the expansion of hydropower generation by improving administrative efficiency, accountability, and transparency; promotes new hydropower infrastructure; requires balanced and timely decision making; and reduces duplicative oversight.

Specifically, the legislation establishes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as the lead agency for all hydropower authorizations, approvals, and requirements mandated by federal law. The bill modifies the definition of renewable energy to include hydropower, extends the timeframe for a preliminary permit from 3 to 4 years, and extends the time limit for construction ...

Sponsor and status

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

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

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Last Updated: Nov 9, 2017
Length: 32 pages
Introduced:

Jun 23, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Nov 8, 2017

This bill passed in the House on November 8, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

History

Jun 23, 2017
 
Introduced

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Jun 28, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Oct 31, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Nov 2, 2017
 
On House Schedule

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Nov 6, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Rules

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Nov 8, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Pending
 
Passed Senate

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Signed by the President

H.R. 3043 is 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.

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