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Introduced in House (07/23/2008)


110th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6579

To require transfer of the 1002 Area of Alaska to the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 23, 2008

Mr. Hall of Texas (for himself, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Coble, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Carter, Ms. Granger, Mr. Thornberry, Mr. Neugebauer, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Gingrey, Ms. Fallin, Mr. Smith of Nebraska, Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. Conaway, Mr. McCarthy of California, Mr. David Davis of Tennessee, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, Mr. Sali, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. McHenry, Mr. Keller of Florida, Mr. Shuster, Mr. McCotter, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Kingston, Mr. Everett, Ms. Foxx, Mr. Hoekstra, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Lewis of California, Mr. Jordan of Ohio, Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. McKeon, Mr. Gary G. Miller of California, Mr. Burton of Indiana, and Mr. Fortuño) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To require transfer of the 1002 Area of Alaska to the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “New Resources for Domestic Consumption Act of 2008”.

SEC. 2. Purpose.

The purpose of this Act is to provide for the expeditious development of oil, natural gas, and other resources of the 1002 Area of Alaska by transferring to the State of Alaska all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to such area.

SEC. 3. Transfer of 1002 Area to State of Alaska.

(a) In general.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Interior shall within 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act transfer to the State of Alaska all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the 1002 Area of Alaska, subject to the condition in subsection (b).

(b) Condition.—As a condition of any transfer under this section, the Secretary shall require the State of Alaska to pay to the United States 50 percent of all amounts received by the State of Alaska as a result of development of oil, natural gas, and other natural resources of the 1002 Area of Alaska.

SEC. 4. Prohibition on export of oil.

No oil produced in the 1002 Area of Alaska after the date of any transfer under section 3 may be exported from the United States.

SEC. 5. 1002 Area of Alaska defined.

In this Act the term “1002 Area of Alaska” means the area described in appendix I to part 37 of title 50, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect on July 14, 2008, popularly known as the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.