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H.R. 5299 (98th): Public Interest Hydroelectric Facility Relicensing Reform Act of 1984

A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to establish policy and procedures to guide the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the issuance of new licenses to operate existing hydroelectric facilities.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Richard Ottinger

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 20th congressional district. Democrat.


Mar 29, 1984
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 29, 1984, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mar 29, 1984

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H.R. 5299 (98th) 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 98th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 12, 1984. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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