H.B. No. 0056

Sequestration-recoverable hydrocarbons.


Sponsored By:        Joint Judiciary Interim Committee


AN ACT relating to mines and minerals; prohibiting carbon sequestration activities in areas with recoverable hydrocarbons; and providing for an effective date.


12/23/2008  Bill Number Assigned

1/13/2009   H Received for Introduction

1/13/2009   H Introduced and Referred to H01

1/15/2009   H01 Recommended Amend and Do Pass



Ayes:  Representative(s) Bagby, Barbuto, Cannady, Gingery, Mercer, Patton, Quarberg and Throne

Nays:  Representative(s) Peasley

Ayes 8    Nays 1    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


1/15/2009   H Placed on General File



Page 1-line 3           After ";" insert "providing for implementation by the oil and gas conservation commission;".

Page 1-line 7           After "W.S." insert "30-5-104 by creating a new subsection (e) and".

Page 1-line 8           Delete "is" insert "are".

Page 1-after line 9  Insert:

"30-5-104.  Oil and gas conservation commission; powers and duties; investigations; rules and regulations.

(e)  The commission shall adopt rules and regulations and take other appropriate action to effectuate the purposes of W.S. 35-11-313(n).".

Page 1-line 12          Delete "recoverable".

Page 1-line 13          Delete "in paying quantities" insert "which could reasonably be expected to be produced at a profit".  GINGERY, CHAIRMAN


1/16/2009   H Passed CoW

1/19/2009   H Laid Back Pursuant to HR 9-3C



Page 2-line 1           Delete "severed". THRONE


1/20/2009   H Passed 2nd Reading

1/21/2009   H Laid Back Pursuant to HR 9-3C

1/22/2009   H Failed 3rd Reading



Nays:  Representative(s) Anderson, R., Bagby, Barbuto, Berger, Blake, Bonner, Brechtel, Brown, Buchanan, Byrd, Cannady, Carson, Childers, Cohee, Connolly, Craft, Davison, Diercks, Edmonds, Esquibel, K., Gilmore, Gingery, Goggles, Hales, Hallinan, Hammons, Harshman, Harvey, Illoway, Jaggi, Landon, Lockhart, Lubnau, Madden, McKim, McOmie, Mercer, Meyer, Miller, Millin, Moniz, Patton, Peasley, Pedersen, Petersen, Philp, Quarberg, Roscoe, Semlek, Shepperson, Simpson, Steward, Stubson, Teeters, Thompson, Throne, Wallis, Zwonitzer, Dn. and Zwonitzer, Dv.

Excused:  Representative(s) Jorgensen

Ayes 0    Nays 59    Excused 1    Absent 0    Conflicts 0