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H.R. 3292: Aamodt Litigation Settlement Completion Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 14, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3292

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 14, 2019

(for himself, Ms. Haaland, and Ms. Torres Small of New Mexico) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend the Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Aamodt Litigation Settlement Completion Act of 2019.

2.

Amendments to Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act

(a)

Definition of 611(g) Agreement

Section 602 of the Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act (Public Law 111–291; 124 Stat. 3134) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (23) as paragraphs (2) through (24), respectively; and

(2)

by inserting before paragraph (2) (as so redesignated) the following:

(1)

611(g) Agreement

The term 611(g) Agreement means the agreement to be executed by the United States, the State, the Pueblos, the County, and the City pursuant to section 611(g).

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(b)

Construction Costs for Pueblo Water Facilities

Section 611(f) of the Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act (Public Law 111–291; 124 Stat. 3138) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1)—

(A)

in subparagraph (A), by striking $106,400,000 and inserting $256,400,000; and

(B)

by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:

(B)

Exception

Of the amount described in subparagraph (A)—

(i)

the initial $106,400,000 shall be increased or decreased, as appropriate, based on ordinary fluctuations in construction costs since October 1, 2006, as determined using applicable engineering cost indices; and

(ii)

any amounts made available in excess of the amount described in clause (i) shall be increased or decreased, as appropriate, based on ordinary fluctuations in construction costs since October 1, 2018, as determined using applicable engineering cost indices.

; and

(2)

in paragraph (3), by inserting and the 611(g) Agreement after the Cost-Sharing and System Integration Agreement.

(c)

Funding for Regional Water System

Section 617(a)(1)(B) of the Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act (Public Law 111–291; 124 Stat. 3147) is amended—

(1)

by striking $50,000,000 and inserting $200,000,000; and

(2)

by striking 2024 and inserting 2028.

(d)

Execution of agreement under section 611(g)

Section 621 of the Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act (Public Law 111–291; 124 Stat. 3149) is amended by striking subsections (a) and (b) and inserting the following:

(a)

Approval

To the extent the Settlement Agreement, the Cost-Sharing and System Integration Agreement, and the 611(g) Agreement do not conflict with this title, the Settlement Agreement, the Cost-Sharing and System Integration Agreement, and the 611(g) Agreement (including any amendments to the Settlement Agreement, the Cost-Sharing and System Integration Agreement, and the 611(g) Agreement that are executed to make the Settlement Agreement, the Cost-Sharing and System Integration Agreement, or the 611(g) Agreement consistent with this title) are authorized, ratified, and confirmed.

(b)

Execution

To the extent the Settlement Agreement, the Cost-Sharing and System Integration Agreement, and the 611(g) Agreement do not conflict with this title, the Secretary shall execute the Settlement Agreement, the Cost-Sharing and System Integration Agreement, and the 611(g) Agreement (including any amendments that are necessary to make the Settlement Agreement, the Cost-Sharing and System Integration Agreement, or the 611(g) Agreement consistent with this title).

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(e)

Final decree

Section 623(e) of the Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act (Public Law 111–291; 124 Stat. 3152) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (2), by striking 2024 and inserting 2028; and

(2)

in paragraph (5)(A), by striking 2024 and inserting 2028.