HB 2767

83(R) - 2013
Natural Resources

Vote Recommendation

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Phil King

Bill Caption

Relating to treating and recycling for beneficial use certain liquid or semiliquid waste arising out of or incidental to drilling for or producing oil or gas.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 2767 would clarify the scope of property rights and liabilities when transferring possession of oil and gas waste. The legislation would clarify that once the waste is transferred from one individual or business to another, both possession and liability are officially transferred as well.

Analysis: Clarifying the determination of possession and liability, in legal terms, will make it easier and more attractive to private businesses to follow the oil and gas waste procedures. We support HB 2767.