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IPC Bill Tracker

Posted on Feb 17, 2016


Four bills of interest to the Idaho Petroleum Council Members have been proposed in this year’s State Legislature.

Links to each bill can be found below along with a brief bill summary, the scheduled actions and internal IPC notes.

IPC supports our members and these are the issues our members are working on.  Check back for updates.

  1. House Bill 479 – PUC Pipeline Enforcement

PUBLIC UTILITIES LAW – Amends existing law to revise the maximum civil penalties for safety violations of pipeline facilities and gas transportation; to revise the factors to be considered in determining the amount of the civil penalty to be assessed or compromised and to revise the permitted use of the civil penalty or compromised amount.

02/12     Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/15     Reported Printed and Referred to State Affairs

  1. House Bill 454 – PUC Dig Bill

UNDERGROUND FACILITIES – Amends and adds to existing law to create the Damage Prevention Board and to provide for its duties regarding the prevention of underground facilities damage.

02/09     Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/10     Reported Printed and Referred to Environment, Energy, & Technology
02/16     Approved by House Environment, Energy & Technology Committee

  1. Senate Bill 1339 – Oil and Gas IDL Process Bill

OIL AND GAS – Amends existing law regarding applications for permits or certain authorizations to drill or treat wells; to provide that the Department of Lands shall have specified responsibilities associated with spacing units and unit operations; to revise provisions regarding the integration of tracts and integration orders and to provide for the confidentiality of certain information; and to revise and to set forth provisions and procedures associated with rulemaking, complaints, application for orders, petitions, orders and appeals.

02/15     Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
02/16     Reported Printed; referred to Resources & Environment

IPC Notes: Oil and gas IDL process bill S1339 (replaced S1306) is an Alta Mesa Process Bill. It was introduced in Senate Resources and may be heard in committee as early as Friday, Feb. 19.

  1. House Bill 509 – Oil and Gas Data Bill, Idaho Geological Survey

OIL AND GAS – Amends existing law to provide that the Idaho Geological Survey shall preserve and use samples and records deposited with it, to provide for reports of determinations and identifications specific to the samples and records; to authorize specified uses of information derived from samples and records; to provide that the Idaho Geological Survey shall share certain information with the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and the Department of Lands; and to provide for the sharing of records and information between the commission, the department, the Idaho Geological Survey and other state agencies.

02/16     Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing

IPC Note: The Idaho Geological Survey Data Sharing bill was prepared by IGS in cooperation with Alta Mesa, the Idaho Department of Lands, and reviewed by the Idaho Mining Association. 


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