H R 3958 in Congressional Session 107

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : H R 3958

 

Title : To provide a mechanism for the settlement of claims of the State of Utah regarding portions of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge located on the shore of the Great Salt Lake, Utah.

 

SUMMARY AS OF:
4/9/2002--Passed House amended.    (There are 2 other summaries) Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Settlement Act of 2002 - Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from entering into an agreement with the State of Utah for the transfer of lands or interests in land within the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge unless the agreement requires: (1) the State to support the U.S. application to add an enlarged Hyrum Reservoir or another storage facility as an alternate place of storage under the Refuge's existing 1000 cubic feet per second State certified water right, contingent upon demonstration by the United States that no injury to water rights shall occur; (2) the State, if it prevails in a suit against the United States challenging the validity of the deed issued pursuant to such agreement, to pay the United States for property improvements, such as water control structures and buildings, and to repay amounts paid to the State by the United States pursuant to the agreement or because of U.S. ownership of the land; and (3) the Secretary to agree to pay $15 million to the State upon delivery of a quitclaim deed that meets Justice Department standards and covers all lands and interests claimed by the State within the Refuge, subject to the condition that the State use such payment for the purposes and in the amounts specified below.Requires the State to deposit $10 million into the Wetlands and Habitat Protection Account.Authorizes the Executive Director of the Utah Department of Natural Resources to use the interest on such amount for wetland or open space protection and for enhancement and acquisition of wildlife habitat in and near the Great Salt Lake.Authorizes the use of $5 million for: (1) the development, improvement, and expansion of motorized and non-motorized recreational trails on public and private lands (with priority given to providing trail access to the Lake as part of the proposed Shoshone and Ogden-Weber trail systems); and (2) preservation, reclamation, enhancement, and conservation of streams.Requires the Executive Director to maximize the use of such funds through coordination with nonprofit organizations, Federal agencies, other agencies of the State, and local governments, giving priority to those projects that include Federal, State, or private matching funds.Authorizes appropriations for such payment.

Votes

Title : To provide a mechanism for the settlement of claims of the State of Utah regarding portions of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge located on the shore of the Great Salt Lake, Utah.
Votes in the US Senate
This Bill was not Voted in the US Senate
Votes in the US House
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
822002-04-09On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Settlement ActP

Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of H R 3958
 
Bill Number : H R 3958

Title : To provide a mechanism for the settlement of claims of the State of Utah regarding portions of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge located on the shore of the Great Salt Lake, Utah.

Sponsor: Rep Hansen, James V. [UT-1] (introduced 3/13/2002)      

COSPONSOR(S): ****NONE****

Other Info

Bill Number : H R 3958

Title : To provide a mechanism for the settlement of claims of the State of Utah regarding portions of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge located on the shore of the Great Salt Lake, Utah.

 

 
ALL ACTIONS:
 
3/13/2002:Referred to the House Committee on Resources.
 
3/20/2002:Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
 
3/20/2002:Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
 
4/9/2002 2:05pm:Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Resources. H. Rept. 107-386.
 
4/9/2002 2:08pm:Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 224.
 
4/9/2002 2:48pm:Mr. Hansen moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
 
4/9/2002 2:48pm:Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1100-1101)
 
4/9/2002 2:48pm:DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3958.
 
4/9/2002 2:53pm:At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
 
4/9/2002 7:18pm:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1112-1113)
 
4/9/2002 7:28pm:On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 396 - 6 (Roll no. 82). (text: CR H1100-1101)
 
4/9/2002 7:28pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
4/10/2002:Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
 
6/27/2002:Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
 
6/27/2002:Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Jeffords without amendment. Without written report.
 
6/27/2002:Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 461.