CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
The House is scheduled to consider H.R. 2265 on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.R. 2265 was introduced on May 6, 2009, by Rep. Chaffetz (R-UT) and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, which held a mark-up and reported the bill, as amended, by unanimous consent on September 10, 2009.
H.R. 2265 would authorize $12 million for the Secretary of Interior to participate in the design, planning, and construction of facilities for recycled water distribution in the Magna Water District in Utah. The legislation would prohibit the federal share of the costs from exceeding 25 percent of the total. The bill would credit all the costs incurred by the water district since 2003 toward the non-federal share of the project's cost.
The Magna Water District was created in 1949 by the Board of Salt Lake County Commissioners in Utah. The district provides drinking and sewer water on approximately 10 miles of land, including Magna Township, west of Salt Lake City. H.R. 2265 would provide federal funds for a local recycled water distribution project carried out by Magna Water.
According to CBO, enacting H.R. 2265 would cost "about $300,000 over the next three years."