S 1163

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 1163

To allow the Army Corps of Engineers to receive and expend non-Federal amounts to carry out certain studies in the same manner that non-Federal amounts may be used to carry out construction activities.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 9, 2011

Mr. DEMINT introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To allow the Army Corps of Engineers to receive and expend non-Federal amounts to carry out certain studies in the same manner that non-Federal amounts may be used to carry out construction activities.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Streamlining Partnerships to Enhance Economic Development Act'.

SEC. 2. CONTRIBUTED FUNDS FOR NAVIGATION STUDIES.

    Section 4 of the Act entitled `An Act Making appropriations for the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes,' approved March 4, 1915 (33 U.S.C. 560), is amended in the matter before the proviso--

      (1) by inserting `for work, which includes planning and design,' after `to be expended'; and

      (2) by striking `work of' and inserting `study or project for'.

SEC. 3. ADVANCED FUNDS FOR NAVIGATION STUDIES.

    Section 11 of the Act entitled `An Act Authorizing the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes,' approved March 3, 1925 (33 U.S.C. 561), is amended in the first sentence--

      (1) by striking `a work of' and inserting `work, which includes planning and design, for an authorized study or project for a'; and

      (2) by striking `duly adopted and authorized by law'.

SEC. 4. CONTRIBUTIONS BY STATES AND POLITICAL DIVISIONS.

    Section 5 of the Act of June 22, 1936 (33 U.S.C. 701h), is amended--

      (1) by inserting `for work, which includes planning and design,' before `to be expended'; and

      (2) by striking `restoration work' and inserting `restoration study or project'.

SEC. 5. CONTRIBUTIONS BY STATES AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS FOR IMMEDIATE USE ON AUTHORIZED FLOOD-CONTROL WORK; REPAYMENT.

    Section 1 of the Act of October 15, 1940 (33 U.S.C. 701h-1), is amended in the first sentence by striking `a flood-control project duly adopted and authorized by law' and inserting `an authorized flood-control study or project,'.

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