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H.R. 3279 (115th): Helium Extraction Act of 2017


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 23, 2017 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 267

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3279

[Report No. 115–365]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 18, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

October 23, 2017

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide that extraction of helium from gas produced under a Federal mineral lease shall maintain the lease as if the helium were oil and gas.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Helium Extraction Act of 2017.

2.

Maintenance of Federal mineral leases based on extraction of helium

The first section of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 181) is amended in the fifth paragraph by inserting after purchaser thereof the following: , and that extraction of helium from gas produced from such lands shall maintain the lease as if the extracted helium were oil and gas.

October 23, 2017

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed