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SB 1100 - Regulation of Oil and Natural Gas Resources - Key Vote

Pennsylvania Key Votes

Bob Mensch voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (29-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Regulation of Oil and Natural Gas Resources

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes fees relating to drilling for natural gas.

Highlights:
  • Establishes a Shale Impact Fee, effective January 1, 2011, which shall apply to unconventional wells containing natural gas (Sec. 2302).
  • Exempts stripper wells from the Shale Impact Fee (Sec. 2302).
  • Specifies that the Shale Impact Fee shall be calculated as follows (Sec. 2302):
    • $50,000 for year 1 of operations;
    • $40,000 for year 2 of operations;
    • $30,000 for year 3 of operations;
    • $20,000 for years 4-10 of operations; and
    • $10,000 for year 11 of operations and every year thereafter.
  • Establishes a commission to provide oversight of unconventional wells in the state that were created prior to January 1, 2011 (Sec. 2502).
  • Defines "drilling" as either drilling, re-drilling, or deepening an existing well (Sec. 3203).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Regulation of Oil and Natural Gas Resources

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