S. 953 (99th): A bill to validate contractual relationships between the United States and various non-federal entities.

Apr 18, 1985 (99th Congress, 1985–1986)
Died (Passed Senate)
Daniel Evans
Senator from Washington
Related Bills
H.R. 3113 (Related)
A bill providing for the coordinated operation of the Central Valley project and the ...

Signed by the President
Oct 27, 1986


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on July 9, 1985 but was never passed by the House.

Introduced Apr 18, 1985
Referred to Committee Apr 18, 1985
Reported by Committee Jun 12, 1985
Passed Senate Jul 09, 1985

No summaries available.

1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

House Energy and Commerce

Energy and Power

House Natural Resources

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.


Get a bill status widget for your website »


Click a format for a citation suggestion:


S. stands for Senate bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

6/26/1986--Reported to House amended, Part I.
(Reported to House from the Committee on Energy and Commerce with amendment, H. Rept. 99-662 (Part I)) Amends the Federal Power Act to prohibit the assessment of any charges for the use of any Federal dam or structure by a power plant licensee if such licensee entered into a Federal contract before January 1, 1985, which meets the following requirements:
(1) the contract covers one or more projects for which the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a license before January 1, 1985;
(2) the contract specifically provides that the licensee may build a power plant using federally constructed irrigation facilities;
(3) the contract specifically provides that the licensee retains exclusive control, possession and ownership of the power plant; and
(4) the contract specifically provides that all revenues from the power plant and disposition of electric energy from such plant remain the property of the licensee.
Applies this prohibition against assessment only to projects covered by the contract and only during the term of such contract.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.

No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of S. 953 (99th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus