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Text of the State Mineral Revenue Protection Act

This bill was introduced on May 14, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 14, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1972

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 14, 2013

(for herself, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, and Mr. Tipton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey to a State all right, title, and interest in and to a percentage of the amount of royalties and other amounts required to be paid to the State under that Act with respect to public land and deposits in the State, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the State Mineral Revenue Protection Act .

2.

Conveyance to States of property interest in State share of royalties and other payments

Section 35 of the Mineral Leasing Act ( 30 U.S.C. 191 ) is amended—

(1)

in the first sentence of subsection (a), by striking shall be paid into the Treasury and inserting shall, except as provided in subsection (d), be paid into the Treasury;

(2)

in subsection (c)(1), by inserting and except as provided in subsection (d) before , any rentals; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(d)

Conveyance to States of property interest in State share

(1)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on request of a State (other than the State of Alaska) and in lieu of any payments to the State under subsection (a), the Secretary of the Interior shall convey to the State all right, title, and interest in and to 50 percent of all amounts otherwise required to be paid into the Treasury under subsection (a) from sales, bonuses, royalties (including interest charges), and rentals for all public land or deposits located in the State.

(2)

State of Alaska

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on request of the State of Alaska and in lieu of any payments to the State under subsection (a), the Secretary of the Interior shall convey to the State all right, title, and interest in and to 90 percent of all amounts otherwise required to be paid into the Treasury under subsection (a) from sales, bonuses, royalties (including interest charges), and rentals for all public land or deposits located in the State.

(3)

Amount

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, after a conveyance to a State under paragraph (1) or (2), any person shall pay directly to the State any amount owed by the person for which the right, title, and interest has been conveyed to the State under this subsection.

(4)

Notice

The Secretary of the Interior shall promptly provide to each holder of a lease of public land to which subsection (a) applies that are located in a State to which right, title, and interest is conveyed under this subsection notice that—

(A)

the Secretary of the Interior has conveyed to the State all right, title, and interest in and to the amounts referred to in paragraph (1) or (2); and

(B)

the leaseholder is required to pay the amounts directly to the State.

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