HB 616 (BR 2042) - H. Collins, J. Gooch
AN ACT relating to oil and gas.
Amend KRS 353.620 to allow the Department of Mines and Minerals to issue a permit for an oil or gas well to be closer to a boundary than prescribed in KRS 353.610; amend KRS 353.630 to allow the department to require the development of pooled acreage as a single leasehold estate; amend KRS 353.640 to notify owners of a portion of an oil or gas interest if it is proposed to be pooled with another tract.
HB 616 - AMENDMENTS
SCA (1, P. Herron Jr) - Amend KRS 353.630 relating to pooling of oil and gas interests to specify that where the Department of Mines and Minerals finds that the requirements of subsections of the section have been met the department shall order the pooling of all oil and gas interests; amend KRS 353.640 to require the operator to provide a list to the department of all persons reasonably known to own an oil or gas interest in any tract proposed to be pooled in an application for a pooling order; require the department to provide notice to all persons reasonably known to own an oil or gas interest in any tract proposed to be pooled and wait for a hearing before making a pooling order; where unknown owners or nonlocatable owners exist, require publication of notice that an application for a pooling order has been filed in the newspaper; specify information to be included in the newspaper notice.
Feb 8-introduced in House
Feb 9-to Natural Resources and Environment (H)
Feb 10-posted in committee
Feb 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 17-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 18, 2000
Feb 18-3rd reading, passed 93-2
Feb 22-received in Senate
Feb 24-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
Mar 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with committee amendment (1)
Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 16-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 20, 2000
Mar 20-3rd reading, passed 37-0 with committee amendment (1)
Mar 21-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate committee amendment (1)
Mar 23-House concurred in Senate committee amendment (1) ; passed 96-0
Mar 24-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
Mar 31-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 268)