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SB 2131 - Surface Access Fee for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (6-40) - (Key vote)

Title: Surface Access Fee for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires oil and gas producers to share oil and gas royalty payments with landowners near the access point of the product.

Highlights:
  • Requires the person obligated to pay royalties under the oil and gas lease or division pay a surface access fee of 8 percent of royalties to the landowner for oil and gas exploration and production (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SECOND READING VOTE TO END DEBATE ON THE BILL AND ADVANCE IT TO THE THIRD READING IN WHICH AN UP-OR-DOWN VOTE FOR PASSAGE WILL OCCUR ONLY IF VOTES CHANGE OR THE THIRD READING OCCURS ON A DIFFERENT LEGISLATIVE DAY.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Oil Producers Sharing Wealth to Property Owners

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