2012 LEGISLATIVE SCHEDULE for SHALE-RELATED BILLS:

Date: – Bill # – Sponsor – Purpose – Committee – Companion Bill#
2/15/12 - HB402 - Beitzel - Dormant Mineral Rights requirements: – Env Matters – SB472
Reqs for court orders to record termination of a mineral interest. (Makes terminated mineral interests easier to track.)

2/16/12 – HB403 - Beitzel - Oil & Gas Lease recording requirements: -Env Matters – SB471
Prohibits recording a mineral lease unless accompanied by an intake sheet describing terms of lease.

2/28/12 - SB472 - Edwards - Dormant Mineral Rights requirements: -EHEA - HB402
Reqs for court orders to record termination of a mineral interest. (Makes terminated mineral interests easier to track.)

2/28/12 - SB773 - Edwards - Oil & Gas Lease recording requirements: – Judicial Proceeding – HB732
Reqs for leases & lease recording; holds the lessee liable for any contamination resulting from operations on leased property.

2/29/12 – HB732 - Beitzel- Oil & Gas Lease recording requirements: – Env Matters - HB773 Reqs for leases & lease recording; holds the lessee liable for any contamination resulting from operations on leased property

3/02/12 - HB1123- Mizeur- Presumption of Damage & Liability: - Env Matters - SB636
Establishes guidelines for impact area around drill site where driller is responsible for damage.

3/02/12- HB1033- Mizeur - Oil & Gas Leasing Requirements: - Env Matters – NA
Requires leasing agent to provide notice before presenting landowner with a mineral lease; authorizes MDE to adopt specified regs; establishes specified grounds for denial of gas& oil permit.

3/02/12- HB1034- Mizeur- Gas Lease Risk Disclosures: - Env Matters – NA
Prohibiting an oil/gas lease unless risks are stated conspicuously in the language of the lease; establishing groudns for the denial of a specified oil and gas permit.

3/02/12- HB1040- Mizeur - Oil & Gas Leasing Requirements: - Env Matters -NA
Requires the holder of a gas/oil lease to record the lease; prohibiting the lease holder from recording a memorandum of lease instead.

3/02/12- HB1170- Mizeur- Fracking Records Transparency: -Env Matters - NA
Requires the holder of gas drilling permit to maintain records to be updated weekly and made publicly accessible on the permit holder’s website.

3/02/12- HB1172 - Mizeur- Oil & Gas Lease Registry:-Env Matters -NA
Requires MDE to maintain a Gas & Oil Lease Registry; requires a lease holder to register with the MDE; requires $5 fee for each registered lease.

3/02/12- HB1204 - Mizeur- Safe Drilling Study Fee:- Env Matters -SB798
Establishes a fee on leased acres to pay for study; performance bond reqs.

3/06/12- SB636- Frosh- Presumption of Damage & Liability: -EHEA -HB1123
Establishes guidelines for impact area around drill site where driller is responsible for damage.

3/06/12- SB798- Frosh- Safe Drilling Study Fee:- EHEA -HB1204 Establishes a fee on leased acres to pay for study; performance bond reqs.

3/06/12- SB770- Edwards- Landman registration: -EHEA -HB744
Registration requirements for Land agents.

3/07/12- HB1072- Mizeur - Gas Lease Recording Requirements: -Env Matters -NA
Increases to 2% the State transfer tax rate that applies to an instrument that conveys title to, or a leasehold interest in, an oil/gas mineral interest.

3/07/12- HB907- McIntosh/Hixson – Severance Tax: - Ways/Means -NA
Establishes a 15% severance tax on gas sold

3/14/12- HB744- Beitzel - Landman registration: -Env Matters – Econ Matters -SB770
Registration requirements for Land agents

3/14/12- SB768- Edwards- Severance Tax: -Budget & Tax – NA
Establishes a 2.5% severance tax on gas sold

3/14/12- SB471- Edwards - Oil & Gas Lease recording requirements: -Judicial Proceedings -HB403
Prohibits recording a mineral lease unless accompanied by an intake sheet describing terms of lease.

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