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HB20-1126

Local Control Approvals Oil And Gas Applications

Concerning a requirement that the state approve an oil and gas permit to drill that has been approved by a local government.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subject:
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary

Current law allows the director of the oil and gas conservation commission to delay the final determination regarding an oil and gas permit application pursuant to specified objective criteria. The bill repeals this authority and specifies that if a local government that has so-called "House Bill 1041 authority" approves an oil and gas application, the commission or director shall approve the application for a permit to drill.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. P. Buck, Rep. L. Saine
Sen. J. Cooke, Sen. V. Marble

Sponsor


Sen. J. Sonnenberg

Co-sponsor

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