Environmental Resources & Energy Committee 2017-2018

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee met on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Amended:

SB 799 (Alloway) The bill seeks to establish a nutrient credit purchasing program under the State Conservation Commission. Municipalities and stormwater authorities may participate in the program. The bill was reported out by 10 – 2 vote.

SR 168 (Langerholc) The bill requires the Joint State Government Commission (JSGC) to establish an advisory committee to conduct an analysis of the impacts of removing each participating 3rd to 5th class county from the emissions testing program and to report its findings and recommendations to the Senate within one year. The bill was reported out unanimously.

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee met on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 and took action as follows:

Reported Out as Committed:

SB 138 (Yaw) The bill amends the Oil and Gas Lease Act to generally provide for the payment of royalties within 90 days after production, to authorize inspection of records to ensure proper payment, and to ensure coverage for joint ventures.

SB 139 (Yaw) The bill creates the “Natural Gas Lease Anti-Retaliation Act” to prohibit retaliation by an oil and gas company against a landowner/lessor who, in good faith, seeks verification of the accuracy of royalty payments.