02RS HB705


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HB 705 (BR 2229) - H. Collins, R. Adkins, K. Hall

     AN ACT relating to oil and gas conservation.
     Amend KRS 353.580 to authorize the Department of Mines and Minerals, Division of Oil and Gas, to allow a permit to drill a well to be extended by one year upon the payment of a fee and updating the original permit application information.


     HFA (1, B. Yonts) - Direct that the provisions of the Act apply to permits issued on or after the effective date of the Act.

     HFA (2, B. Yonts) - Prohibit application of the Act to permits issued prior to the Act's effective date in cases where there has been a complete severance of the oil and gas from the ownership of the surface.

     HFA (3, B. Yonts) - Prohibit extension requests for permits issued prior to the effective date of the Act when there has been a severance of the oil and gas interests from the surface interests, unless an extension is agreed to by the surface owner.

     Feb 19-introduced in House
     Feb 20-to Natural Resources and Environment (H)
     Feb 21-posted in committee
     Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 1-floor amendment (2) filed
     Mar 4-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 5, 2002
     Mar 5-floor amendment (3) filed
     Mar 6-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with floor amendment (3)
     Mar 7-received in Senate
     Mar 12-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 22-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 29-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 29, 2002; 3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Apr 1-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 11-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 325)

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