S. 598: Deepwater Drilling Royalty Relief Prohibition Act

Introduced:
Mar 18, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Dianne Feinstein
Senior Senator from California
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 18, 2013
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
S. 338 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 14, 2011

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 18, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 18, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 18, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

4% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to prohibit royalty incentives for deepwater drilling, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

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3/18/2013--Introduced.
Deepwater Drilling Royalty Relief Prohibition Act - Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior from issuing any oil or gas lease sale under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act with royalty-based incentives in any tract located in water depths of 400 meters or more on the outer Continental Shelf.
Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to repeal royalty relief (suspension of royalties) for deepwater oil and gas production in the Western and Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico (including the portion of the Eastern Planning Area encompassing whole lease blocks lying west of 87 degrees, 30 minutes West longitude).
Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit the Secretary from reducing or eliminating any royalty or net profit share for any lease or unit located in water depths of 400 meters or more on the outer Continental Shelf.

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