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HB 2161, 79th Regular Session
Relating to the power of the Railroad Commission of Texas to adopt and enforce safety standards and practices applicable to the transportation by pipeline of certain substances and to certain pipeline facilities, the provision of severance tax credits and exemptions and other incentives and procedures for producing oil or gas from certain wells or plugging wells, and the procedure for computing severance taxes in connection with certain gas sales; imposing an administrative penalty.

Last action: See remarks for effective date

Author: George West
Sponsor: Kel Seliger

Remarks: Except as provided by Subsection (b) of this section, this Act takes effect September 1, 2005. (b) Sections 81.116(d), 81.117(d), 89.044, 91.112(a), 89.047 and 89.048, Natural Resources Code, takes effect January 1, 2006. Sections 201.053, 201.058(a), 202.052(c), 202.060, Tax Code, takes effect January 1, 2006.

Session Law Chapter:
Acts 2005, 79th R.S.,ch. 267, General and Special Laws of Texas

Bill Analyses:
Committee Report (House Research Organization)
Enrolled (Senate Research Center)
Engrossed (Senate Research Center)
Committee Report (Senate Research Center)

Conference Committee:

Conference Committee Report 
House Members: (appointed 05/27/2005) George West (Chair) | Joe Crabb | Myra Crownover | Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles | Charlie Howard |

Senate Members: (appointed 05/28/2005) Kel Seliger (Chair) | Kenneth Armbrister | Kip Averitt | Bob Deuell | Craig Estes |

Subjects:
Oil & Gas
PIPELINE SAFETY
RAILROAD COMMISSION
State Agencies, Boards & Commissions
Taxation--Energy Resources

House Committee: Energy Resources (George West, Frank Corte, Jr., Joe Crabb, Myra Crownover, David Farabee, Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles, Charlie Howard)
Minutes: March 23 2005 | April 6 2005
Senate Committee: Natural Resources (Kenneth Armbrister, Kip Averitt, Gonzalo Barrientos, Robert Duncan, Craig Estes, Troy Fraser, Juan Hinojosa, Mike Jackson, Jon Lindsay, Frank Madla, Kel Seliger, Todd Staples)

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