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


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 27, 2018 (Reported by Senate Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


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Calendar No. 678

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3279

[Report No. 115–391]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 2, 2017

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

November 27, 2018

Reported by , without amendment

AN ACT

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.

November 27, 2018

Reported without amendment