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Referred in Senate (11/02/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3279


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 2, 2017

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


AN ACT

To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide that extraction of helium from gas produced under a Federal mineral lease shall maintain the lease as if the helium were oil and gas.

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 “Helium Extraction Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Maintenance of Federal mineral leases based on extraction of helium.

The first section of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 181) is amended in the fifth paragraph by inserting after “purchaser thereof” the following: “, and that extraction of helium from gas produced from such lands shall maintain the lease as if the extracted helium were oil and gas”.

Passed the House of Representatives November 1, 2017.

    Attest: karen l. haas,   
    Clerk