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Titles (2)

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Short Titles as Introduced

Helium Privatization Act of 1996

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Helium Act to authorize the Secretary to enter into agreements with private parties for the recovery and disposal of helium on Federal lands, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
01/30/1996Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date
03/05/1996For Further Action See H.R.3008.
02/05/1996Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
Action By: Committee on Resources
01/30/1996Referred to the House Committee on Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/30/1996Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]* 01/30/1996
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-43]* 01/30/1996
Rep. Vucanovich, Barbara F. [R-NV-2]* 01/30/1996

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Resources01/30/1996 Referred to
House Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources02/05/1996 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/30/1996)

Helium Privatization Act of 1996 - Amends the Helium Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to: (1) enter into agreements with private parties for the recovery and disposal of helium on Federal lands; (2) grant leasehold rights to such helium; (3) store and transport crude helium; and (4) maintain and operate existing crude helium storage at the Bureau of Mines Cliffside Field.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) cease producing, refining, and marketing refined helium; and (2) dispose of all facilities, equipment, and Federal property interests relating to refined helium activities.

Requires the Secretary to impose fees for helium storage, withdrawal, or transportation services.

Prescribes guidelines for: (1) the purchase of helium by Federal agencies from certain private persons; and (2) the sale of crude helium by the Secretary. Requires the Secretary to make crude helium sales in amounts that will cause minimum market disruption. Mandates that proceeds from helium sales be paid to the Treasury.

Instructs the Secretary to eliminate helium stockpiles by a prescribed deadline. Repeals the Secretary's authority to borrow under the Helium Act.