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SB 4 - Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Laws - Key Vote

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Jerry Brown, Jr. signed this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Laws

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (29-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that amends requirements for hydraulic fracturing.

Highlights:
  • Requires an individual operating a "well stimulation treatment" to apply for a permit with a supervisor or district deputy prior to performing the treatment (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “well stimulation treatment” as any treatment of a well designed to enhance oil and gas production or recovery by increasing the permeability of the formation (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency to conduct an independent scientific study to evaluate the hazards and risks that well stimulation treatments pose to natural resources as well as public, occupational, and environmental health and safety, no later than January 1, 2015 (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the operator of a well stimulation treatment to report to the district deputy within 60 days of the cessation of drilling with the following information (Sec. 4):
    • Copies of the log, core record, and history of the work performed; and
    • Copies of all electrical, physical, or chemical logs, tests, or surveys.
  • Establishes a fine for a violation of the provisions of this bill of no less than $10,000 and no more than $25,000 (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (54-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends requirements for the performance of hydraulic fracturing.

Highlights:
  • Requires an individual operating a "well stimulation treatment" to apply for a permit with a supervisor or district deputy prior to performing the treatment (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “well stimulation treatment” as any treatment of a well designed to enhance oil and gas production or recovery by increasing the permeability of the formation (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency to conduct an independent scientific study to evaluate the hazards and risks that well stimulation treatments pose to natural resources as well as public, occupational, and environmental health and safety, no later than January 1, 2015 (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the operator of a well stimulation treatment to report to the district deputy within 60 days of the cessation of drilling with the following information (Sec. 4):
    • Copies of the log, core record, and history of the work performed; and
    • Copies of all electrical, physical, or chemical logs, tests, or surveys.
  • Establishes a fine for a violation of the provisions of this bill of no less than $10,000 and no more than $25,000 (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-11) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Hydraulic Fracturing Laws

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