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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

FREE Act
Furthering Renewable Energy and Exploration Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To direct the Secretary of the Interior to promptly commence an oil and gas leasing program for public lands within the Coastal Plain of Alaska, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
07/31/2008 Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date
11/19/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
11/19/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Specialty Crops, Rural Development, and Foreign Agriculture.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
08/04/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
07/31/2008 Referred to House Agriculture
Action By: House of Representatives
07/31/2008 Referred to House Natural Resources
Action By: House of Representatives
07/31/2008 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/31/2008 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources07/31/2008 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources08/04/2008 Referred to
House Agriculture07/31/2008 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Specialty Crops, Rural Development, and Foreign Agriculture11/19/2008 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research11/19/2008 Referred to

Related Bills (0)

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Subjects (15)

  • Agricultural practices and innovations
  • Agricultural prices, subsidies, credit
  • Alaska
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Arctic and polar regions
  • Energy research
  • Energy revenues and royalties
  • Government lending and loan guarantees
  • Government trust funds
  • Oil and gas
  • Research administration and funding
  • Research and development
  • Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
  • Wilderness and natural areas, wildlife refuges, wild rivers, habitats

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (07/31/2008)

Furthering Renewable Energy and Exploration Act or the FREE Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to commence promptly an oil and gas leasing program for public lands within the Coastal Plain of Alaska.

Establishes in the Treasury the Energy Independence Trust Fund, into which shall be deposited: (1) rental payments and royalties received by the United States each fiscal year under leases issued under such program; and (2) federal income tax received by the United States each fiscal year attributable to sales of oil and gas produced under such leases.

Requires payment of the amounts deposited into the Fund each fiscal year of: (1) 50% to the state of Alaska; and (2) the remainder to the Secretary of Agriculture, half to provide business and industry loan guarantees under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, and half for the Biomass Research and Development Initiative under the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, in the succeeding fiscal year.