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SB 315 - Regulates Practice of Hydraulic Fracturing - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Regulates Practice of Hydraulic Fracturing

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (21-8) -

Title: Regulates Practice of Hydraulic Fracturing

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (75-20) -

Title: Regulates Practice of Hydraulic Fracturing

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-6) - (Key vote)

Title: Regulates Practice of Hydraulic Fracturing

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes regulations for hydraulic fracturing operators and encourages renewable energy investment.

Highlights:
  • Expands the alternative fuel transportation program to include loans, whereas existing law allowed for grants only (Sec. 122.075).
  • Requires water sampling around the proposed horizontal well within 1500 feet before drilling may begin (Sec. 1509.06).
  • Requires horizontal well owners to acquire liability insurance from a certified insurer unless it is an exempt Mississippian or domestic well (Sec. 1509.07).
  • Requires the pipeline operator, 21 days prior to construction, to provide the Public Utilities Commission with details on the proposed pipeline, including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 4905.911):
    • Description of the constructed pipeline route;
    • Description of wall thickness and outer diameter of pipeline; and
    • Trade names and volumes of substances used to stimulate the well from the time the well is drilled until the time the well is plugged.
  • Requires the pipeline operator to file route and operation information to the Public Utilities Commission no later than 60 days after the pipeline becomes operational (Sec. 4905.911).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Regulates Practice of Hydraulic Fracturing

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