H.R. 555: BLM Live Internet Auctions Act

Introduced:
Feb 06, 2013
Status:
Reported by Committee
Prognosis
21% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Bill Johnson
Representative for Ohio's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Sep 10, 2013
Length
6 pages
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Status

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on July 24, 2013.

Progress
Introduced Feb 06, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 06, 2013
Reported by Committee Jul 24, 2013
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

21% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct onshore oil and gas lease sales through Internet-based live lease sales, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
5 cosponsors (5R) (show)
Committees

House Natural Resources

Energy and Mineral Resources

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9/10/2013--Reported to House without amendment.
BLM Live Internet Auctions Act - Amends the Mineral Leasing Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct onshore oil and gas lease sales through Internet-based live bidding methods.
Requires each individual Internet-based lease sale to conclude within seven days.
Directs the Secretary to analyze the first 10 such lease sales, including estimates of: (1) increases or decreases in such lease sales, compared to sales conducted by oral bidding; and (2) the total cost or savings to the Department of the Interior as a result of such sales, compared to sales conducted by oral bidding.
Requires the report to evaluate the demonstrated or expected effectiveness of different structures for lease sales which may provide an opportunity to better maximize bidder participation, ensure the highest return to the federal taxpayers, minimize opportunities for fraud or collusion, and ensure the security and integrity of the leasing process.

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