Bill Sponsor
Senate Bill 3308
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Colorado River Indian Tribes Water Resiliency Act of 2022
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-343 on Jan 5, 2023
Dec 2, 2021
Latest Action
Jan 5, 2023
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Policy Area
Transportation and Public Works
Transportation and Public Works
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Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (1)
checkPassed on December 19, 2022
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
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Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

Colorado River Indian Tribes Water Resiliency Act of 2021

This bill authorizes the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) to enter into an agreement or option to lease or exchange a portion of the consumptive use of water to be used off the tribe's reservation if the use off the reservation is located in the Lower Basin in the state of Arizona.

The CRIT is authorized to enter into an agreement, including with the Arizona Water Banking Authority, for the storage of a portion of the consumptive use, or the water received under an exchange pursuant to an exchange agreement under this bill, at one or more underground storage facilities or groundwater savings facilities off the reservation if the facility is located in the Lower Basin.

The Department of the Interior, when approving a lease or exchange or storage agreement, must ensure that such agreement complies with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and other federal environmental laws.

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December 19, 2022
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December 2, 2021
Public Record
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Sep 11, 2023 9:00:24 PM