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                                                 Union Calendar No. 842
115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 6771

                         [Report No. 115-1083]

To amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006, and for other 
                               purposes.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 12, 2018

 Mr. Graves of Louisiana (for himself, Mr. Richmond, Mr. Scalise, Mr. 
 Weber of Texas, Mr. Johnson of Louisiana, Mr. Abraham, Mr. Higgins of 
  Louisiana, Mr. Byrne, and Mr. Babin) introduced the following bill; 
        which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

                           December 19, 2018

Additional sponsors: Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Harper, 
                    and Mr. Thompson of Mississippi

                           December 19, 2018

  Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole 
       House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]
    [For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on 
                          September 12, 2018]


_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
To amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006, 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 ``Domestic Offshore Energy 
Reinvestment Act of 2018''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO THE GULF OF MEXICO ENERGY SECURITY ACT OF 2006.

    (a) In General.--Section 105(a) of the Gulf of Mexico Energy 
Security Act of 2006 (43 U.S.C. 1331 note) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``50'' and inserting 
        ``37.5''; and
            (2) in paragraph (2)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by 
                striking ``50'' and inserting ``62.5'';
                    (B) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``75'' and 
                inserting ``80''; and
                    (C) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``25'' and 
                inserting ``20''.
    (b) Limitations on Authorized Uses.--Section 105(d) of the Gulf of 
Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (43 U.S.C. 1331 note) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(F) Planning, engineering, design, construction, 
                operations, and maintenance of one or more projects 
                that are specifically authorized by any other Act for 
                ecosystem restoration, hurricane protection, or flood 
                damage prevention.''; and
            (2) by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:
            ``(2) Limitation.--Of the amounts received by a Gulf 
        producing State or coastal political subdivision under 
        subsection (b)--
                    ``(A) not more than 3 percent may be used for the 
                purposes described in paragraph (1)(E); and
                    ``(B) not less than 25 percent may be used for the 
                purposes described in paragraph (1)(F), and shall be 
                applied proportionally to the applicable Federal and 
                non-Federal share pursuant to such specific project 
                authorization.''.
    (c) Repeal of Limitation.--Section 105(f) of the Gulf of Mexico 
Energy Security Act of 2006 (43 U.S.C. 1331 note) is amended--
            (1) by striking paragraph (1); and
            (2) by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs 
        (1) and (2), respectively.

SEC. 3. CONVEYANCE TO STATES OF PROPERTY INTEREST IN STATE SHARE OF 
              ROYALTIES AND OTHER PAYMENTS.

    (a) In General.--Section 35 of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 
191) is amended--
            (1) in the first sentence of subsection (a), by striking 
        ``shall be paid into the Treasury'' and inserting ``shall, 
        except as provided in subsection (b), be paid into the 
        Treasury'';
            (2) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:
    ``(b) Conveyance to States of Property Interest in State Share.--
            ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
        law, on request of a State and in lieu of any payments to the 
        State under subsection (a), the Secretary of the Interior shall 
        convey to the State all right, title, and interest in and to 
        the percentage specified in that subsection for that State of 
        all amounts otherwise required to be paid into the Treasury 
        under that subsection from sales, bonuses, royalties (including 
        interest charges), and rentals for all public land or deposits 
        located in the State.
            ``(2) Amount.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
        after a conveyance to a State under paragraph (1), any person 
        shall pay directly to the State any amount owed by the person 
        for which the right, title, and interest has been conveyed to 
        the State under this subsection.
            ``(3) Notice.--The Secretary of the Interior shall promptly 
        provide to each holder of a lease of public land to which 
        subsection (a) applies that are located in a State to which 
        right, title, and interest is conveyed under this subsection 
        notice that--
                    ``(A) the Secretary of the Interior has conveyed to 
                the State all right, title, and interest in and to the 
                amounts referred to in paragraph (1); and
                    ``(B) the leaseholder is required to pay the 
                amounts directly to the State.''; and
            (3) in subsection (c)(1), by inserting ``and except as 
        provided in subsection (b)'' before ``, any rentals''.
    (b) Conforming Amendments.--
            (1) Section 6(a) of the Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired 
        Lands (30 U.S.C. 355(a)) is amended--
                    (A) in the first sentence, by striking ``Subject to 
                the provisions of section 35(b) of the Mineral Leasing 
                Act (30 U.S.C. 191(b)), all'' and inserting ``All''; 
                and
                    (B) in the second sentence, by striking ``of the 
                Act of February 25, 1920 (41 Stat. 450; 30 U.S.C. 
                191)'' and inserting ``of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 
                U.S.C. 191)''.
            (2) Section 20(a) of the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 (30 
        U.S.C. 1019(a)) is amended in the matter preceding paragraph 
        (1), in the second sentence, by striking ``the provisions of 
        subsection (b) of section 35 of the Mineral Leasing Act (30 
        U.S.C. 191(b)) and''.
            (3) Section 205(f) of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty 
        Management Act of 1982 (30 U.S.C. 1735(f)) is amended by 
        striking the fourth, fifth, and sixth sentences.
                                                 Union Calendar No. 842

115th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                               H. R. 6771

                         [Report No. 115-1083]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

To amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006, and for other 
                               purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           December 19, 2018

  Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole 
       House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

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