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H.R. 7579: SAVE Jobs Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 13, 2020 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 7579

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 13, 2020

(for himself, Mr. Flores, Mr. Carter of Texas, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Crenshaw, and Mr. Bishop of Utah) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To assist the American energy sector in retaining jobs during challenging economic times.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Save American Vital Energy Jobs Act or the SAVE Jobs Act.

2.

Extension of period to begin construction of qualified facilities for carbon oxide sequestration credit

Section 45Q(d)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking January 1, 2024 and inserting January 1, 2025.

3.

Temporary suspension of rules for capitalization and inclusion in inventory costs of certain expenses for specified entities

(a)

In general

Section 263A(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following:

(3)

Temporary relief for specified entities

(A)

In general

In the case of any taxpayer which is assigned North American Industry Classification System code 213111, at the election of such taxpayer, this section shall not apply with respect to any costs paid or incurred by such taxpayer which are described in paragraph (2).

(B)

Termination

This paragraph shall not apply to costs paid or incurred after December 31, 2020.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by this section shall apply to costs paid or incurred after December 31, 2019.

4.

Reduction of deposit required for certain excise taxes

(a)

In general

If any person is required under section 6302 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make any deposit of taxes imposed under part III of subchapter A of chapter 32 of such Code which is due after the date of enactment of this Act and before January 1, 2021, such person shall be required to make such deposit in an amount which is equal to 25 percent of the amount which would otherwise be required under section 6302 of such Code with respect to such taxes (as determined without regard to this subsection).

(b)

Transfers to trust funds

For purposes of any appropriation required to be made to any trust fund under subchapter A of chapter 98 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 which is based on the amount of any taxes received in the Treasury under part III of subchapter A of chapter 32 of such Code, such amount shall be determined as if subsection (a) did not apply.

5.

Temporary relief for deductions related to intangible drilling costs

Section 291(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(6)

Temporary relief for deductions related to intangible drilling costs

At the election of the taxpayer, subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) shall not apply with respect to costs paid or incurred after December 31, 2019, and before January 1, 2021.

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6.

Authority to extend and suspend production and operations under onshore and offshore leases

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law and subject to subsection (b), with respect to a lease held under the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.), the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.), or the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq.), on the request of the leaseholder, the Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this section as the Secretary) shall grant—

(1)

an extension of the primary term of the lease;

(2)

a suspension of production under the lease; or

(3)

a suspension of operations under the lease.

(b)

Requirement

An extension or suspension granted under subsection (a) shall only be effective if the Secretary grants the extension or suspension during the period of the national emergency declared by the President under the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19).

(c)

Administration

A leaseholder desiring an extension or suspension under subsection (a)—

(1)

shall not be required to submit an application; but

(2)

shall submit to the Secretary a list of leases for which the leaseholder is requesting an extension or suspension.

(d)

Duration

(1)

In general

Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary shall determine the duration of an extension or suspension granted under subsection (a).

(2)

Requirement

The duration of an extension or suspension determined by the Secretary under paragraph (1) shall be at least 1 year, unless the leaseholder requests a shorter duration.

7.

Royalty reduction for onshore and offshore leases

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding any other provision of law and subject to subsection (c), the Secretary of the Interior (referred to in this section as the Secretary) shall reduce the royalty rate for payments due and payable to the United States from oil, gas, minerals, coal, or trona produced under a lease held under the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.), the Naval Petroleum Reserves Production Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.), or the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq.) for a period of not more than 180 days.

(b)

Extension

The Secretary may grant an extension of the 180-day period described in subsection (a) if determined appropriate by the Secretary.

(c)

Requirement

A royalty reduction granted under subsection (a) shall only be effective if the Secretary grants the royalty reduction during the period of the national emergency declared by the President under the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19).

8.

Delayed implementation of valuation

The Secretary of the Interior shall delay the effective date by which compliance is required with the final rule entitled Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform (81 Fed. Reg. 43338 (July 1, 2016)) until July 1, 2022.