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H.R. 3256: RIVER Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 14, 2017 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3256

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 14, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Newhouse, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Collins of New York, and Mr. Loebsack) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to extend the eligibility for certain hydroelectric production and efficiency incentives.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Reliable Investment in Vital Energy Reauthorization Act of 2017 or the RIVER Act of 2017.

2.

Hydroelectric production and efficiency incentives

(a)

Hydroelectric production incentives

Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C.15881) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (c), by striking 10 and inserting 20;

(2)

in subsection (f), by striking 20 and inserting 30; and

(3)

in subsection (g), by striking each of the fiscal years 2006 through 2015 and inserting each of fiscal years 2018 through 2027.

(b)

Hydroelectric efficiency improvement

Section 243(c) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15882(c)) is amended by striking each of the fiscal years 2006 through 2015 and inserting each of fiscal years 2018 through 2027.