H. R. 1399
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 7, 2017
Mr. Cook (for himself, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. Schrader, Mr. Knight, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Tipton, Mr. Himes, Mr. Valadao, Ms. Cheney, Mr. Yoder, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. McKinley, Mr. Costa, Mrs. Mimi Walters of California, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, and Mr. Kelly of Mississippi) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To reduce temporarily the royalty required to be paid for sodium produced on Federal lands, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act.
Reduction in royalty rate on soda ash
Notwithstanding section 102(a)(9) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701(a)(9)), section 24 of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 262), and the terms of any lease under that Act, the royalty rate on the quantity or gross value of the output of sodium compounds and related products at the point of shipment to market from Federal land in the 5-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act shall be 2 percent.