H.R.4420 - To repeal tax subsidies enacted by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 for oil and gas, to repeal certain other oil and gas subsidies in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and to use the proceeds to carry out the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 and to provide weatherization assistance.109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large] (Introduced 11/18/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce; Budget|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/27/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Education Reform. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4420 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/18/2005)
Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to repeal tax provisions that allow: (1) a taxpayer election to expense 50% of the cost of crude oil refinery property with a specified production capacity placed in service before January 1, 2008; and (2) the amortization of geological and geophysical expenditures for the exploration for, or development of, oil or gas within the United States over a 24-month period.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal: (1) enhanced oil recovery credits; (2) credit for production of low sulphur diesel fuel; (3) credit for producing fuel from a nonconventional source; (4) the deduction for capital costs incurred in complying with Environmental Protection Agency sulfur regulations; and (5) the deduction of expenses for intangible drilling and development costs for oil wells, gas wells, and geothermal wells.
Appropriates specified amounts to: (1) the Secretary of Health and Human Services for allotment of emergency funds for low-income home energy assistance, and (2) the Secretary of Energy to carry out weatherization assistance.