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CS/HB 191: Regulation of Oil and Gas Resources

GENERAL BILL by State Affairs Committee ; Rodrigues, R. ; Pigman ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Broxson ; Hill

Regulation of Oil and Gas Resources; Preempts to the state regulation of matters relating to exploration, development, production, processing, storage, & transportation of oil & gas after specified date; revises DEP rulemaking authority; prohibits department from issuing permits for high-pressure well stimulation until rules and study on the issue are completed; deletes provisions requiring Division of Resource Management to get certain approval from municipal governing bodies; requires division to consider additional criteria when issuing permits; requires DEP to conduct study; requires applicants & operators to provide surety; increases maximum amount for civil penalties; requires DEP to designate national chemical registry as state's registry; requires service providers, vendors, & well owners or operators to report certain information to DEP; requires DEP to report certain information to registry; provides appropriation. APPROPRIATION: $1,000,000.00

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 Senate - Died in Environmental Preservation and Conservation
Location: In committee/council (EP)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/17/2015 House • Filed
9/24/2015 House • Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee; Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 21
10/27/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee, 11/03/15, 12:00 pm, Reed Hall
11/3/2015 House • Favorable by Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 4 -HJ 159
• Now in Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 159
11/24/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, 12/02/15, 8:00 am, Reed Hall
12/2/2015 House • Favorable by Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 3 -HJ 164
• Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 164
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 21
1/19/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 01/21/16, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
1/21/2016 House • CS by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 12 NAYS 6 -HJ 250
• Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 249
• CS by State Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 246
1/22/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/26/16
1/26/2016 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 268
• Amendment(s) failed (014613, 032575, 045889, 111905, 125945, 201829, 210197, 268301, 268473, 365389, 390321, 409881, 472815, 521145, 614939, 682911, 774351, 877667, 898969) -HJ 268
• Amendment(s) adopted (390273, 696805) -HJ 269
• Placed on 3rd reading
1/27/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 295
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 73 NAYS 45 -HJ 296
2/3/2016 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Appropriations -SJ 319
2/9/2016 Senate • Received -SJ 319
3/11/2016 Senate • Died in Environmental Preservation and Conservation