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2015 Regular Session
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Bill Title: Relating to hydraulic fracturing; declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Requires State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries and Department of Environmental Quality to conduct review and prepare report on laws applicable to hydraulic fracturing in this state.
Imposes 10-year moratorium on use of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas exploration and production.] Requires departments to submit report to Legislative Assembly on or before September 15, 2016. Sunsets review and report requirement on December 31, 2016. Requires person seeking authorization to conduct hydraulic fracturing to demonstrate to State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries that certain best practices will be employed. Sunsets January 1, 2025. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
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Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
Current Location: In House Committee
Current Committee: Joint Committee On Ways and Means
Current Subcommittee: Joint Committee On Ways and Means Subcommittee On Natural Resources
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Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations: Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents
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