Introduced by Rep. Rick Outman (R) on January 23, 2014 To revise the state law imposing permit requirements on gas, oil and other pipelines, so it also applies to pipelines carrying carbon dioxide used to produce oil and gas in secondary or “enhanced recovery’ operations. Senate Bill 5255 and 5256 would apply property condemnation powers and the state preemption of local pipeline restrictions to these pipelines. See also House Bill 4885, which would cut the tax on oil and gas extracted using enhanced recovery. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Energy and Technology Committee on January 23, 2014
Reported in the House on February 4, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on February 12, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 12, 2014