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H.R. 3043 (115th): Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017

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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
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 8, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

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What legislators are saying

Sixth McMorris Rodgers Bill of the Year Poised to Become Law Following Passage of Water Resources Development Act
    — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5] (Sponsor) on Sep 13, 2018

McGovern: Speaker Ryan Breaks Promise of Fair and Open Process, Sets Record for Most Closed Year in Congressional History
    — Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2] on Nov 7, 2017

Rush Opening Statement at the \"Improving the Hydropower Licensing Process Hearing
    — Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1] on Jun 7, 2018

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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 8, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 3043 (115th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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