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H.R. 174: Supporting Home Owner Rights Enforcement Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 174

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend the Federal Power Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to minimize infringement on the exercise and enjoyment of property rights in issuing hydropower licenses, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Supporting Home Owner Rights Enforcement Act.

2.

Hydropower licenses

(a)

Licenses

Section 4(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 797(e)) is amended—

(1)

by striking and after recreational opportunities,; and

(2)

by inserting , and minimizing infringement on the useful exercise and enjoyment of property rights held by nonlicensees after aspects of environmental quality.

(b)

Private landownership

Section 10 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 803) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)(1), by inserting , including minimizing infringement on the useful exercise and enjoyment of property rights held by nonlicensees after section 4(e); and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(k)

Private landownership

In developing any recreational resource within the project boundary, the licensee shall consider private landownership as a means to encourage and facilitate—

(1)

private investment; and

(2)

increased tourism and recreational use.

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