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S. 1572: Helium Extraction Act of 2017

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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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Orrin Hatch

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 18, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

Jul 18, 2017

Status:

Introduced on Jul 18, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 18, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

See Instead:

H.R. 3279 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Nov 1, 2017

What stakeholders are saying

IACX Energy: This Bill in uncontroversial and absolutely necessary. This language helps, to a limited extent, cure an old, artifact law from 1925, when the U.S. severed helium rights from the standard oil & gas lease form (and subject to the Mineral Leasing ...

History

Jul 18, 2017
 
Introduced

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Aug 22, 2018
 
Considered by Public Lands, Forests, and Mining

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Oct 2, 2018
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 1572 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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