- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
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Water and Power SubcommitteeCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources
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- The house Passed March 15th, 2017Roll Call Vote 407 Yea / 1 Nay
Water, Oceans, and WildlifeCommittee on Natural ResourcesIntroducedJanuary 3rd, 2017
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Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act of 2017
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and appurtenances of the Arbuckle Project, Oklahoma, to the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District, and for other purposes.
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of the Interior to convey to the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District in Murray County, Oklahoma, all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the Maintenance Complex and District Office of the Arbuckle Project. The bill shields the federal government from being held liable by any court for damages arising out of any act, omission, or occurrence related to the complex and office, except for damages caused by acts of negligence by the government or government employees or agents prior to its conveyance. After such conveyance: (1) the complex and office shall not be considered to be a part of a federal reclamation project; and (2) such district shall not be eligible to receive any benefits with respect to any facility comprising such complex and office, except benefits that would be available to a similarly situated person with respect to such a facility that is not part of a federal reclamation project. If the conveyance has not been completed within 12 months, Interior shall submit to Congress an explanation and the date by which the conveyance will be completed.
I am not in Oklahoma, but with what I read of the bill it is very poorly worded. The bill states the U.S will take ownership of the billing but won't pay to maintain it. Then it states that they will be taking another acre of land next to it. Also we have no information of how Zinke will communicate and to who he will communicate to about this plot of land?