West Virginia - SB 576 - 2017

To amend and reenact Section 37-7-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new chapter...all relating generally to real property; providing an exception to waste for certain oil and gas development...

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Natural Gas Development

Added On: 03-13-2017
Updated On: 07-26-2017
Status: Passed One Chamber
Primary Sponsor: Charles S. Trump IV (Senate/Republican)





Actions (27)

  • 03-10-2017 - To Judiciary
  • 03-10-2017 - Introduced in Senate
  • 03-10-2017 - To Judiciary
  • 03-10-2017 - Filed for introduction
  • 03-24-2017 - Immediate consideration
  • 03-24-2017 - Read 1st time
  • 03-24-2017 - Committee substitute reported
  • 03-25-2017 - Read 2nd time
  • 03-25-2017 - On 2nd reading
  • 03-27-2017 - Laid over on 3rd reading 3/27/17 with right to amend
  • 03-27-2017 - On 3rd reading with right to amend
  • 03-28-2017 - Laid over on 3rd reading 3/28/17 with right to amend
  • 03-28-2017 - Deferred until foot of 2nd reading
  • 03-29-2017 - Ordered to House
  • 03-29-2017 - Passed Senate with amended title (Roll No. 282)
  • 03-29-2017 - Read 3rd time
  • 03-29-2017 - Clements Floor amendment rejected (Voice vote)
  • 03-29-2017 - Ferns Floor amendment #2 adopted (Voice vote)
  • 03-29-2017 - Romano Floor amendments #1 rejected (Roll No. 281)
  • 03-29-2017 - Romano Floor amendment #4 rejected (Roll No. 280)
  • 03-29-2017 - Romano Floor amendment #3 rejected (Voice vote)
  • 03-29-2017 - Romano Floor amendment #2 adopted (Voice vote)
  • 03-29-2017 - Ferns Floor amendment adopted (Voice vote)
  • 03-31-2017 - Introduced in House
  • 03-31-2017 - The bill still being in possession of the clerk
  • 03-31-2017 - To Energy
  • 03-31-2017 - To House Energy

Votes (1)

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03-29-2017PassageSenate19141yes

Sponsors (2)

News (5)

Natural gas royalties to be decided in Supreme Court rehearing - West Virginia MetroNews
Published by wvmetronews.com
Tue, 02 May 2017 02:07:04 GMT

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will rehear a case Tuesday regarding drilling rights and if oil companies are allowed to deduct post-production costs from royalty payments to landowners. In November, the state Supreme Court made a decision ...

Senate narrowly advances natural gas drilling bill - West Virginia MetroNews
Published by wvmetronews.com
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:04:03 GMT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The State Senate Wednesday passed legislation pushed by the natural gas industry to break down what it says are barriers to horizontal drilling into massive gas reserves. The Senate approved SB 576 19-14 with one absent and ...

Oil and gas industry rallies at WV Capitol - Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)
Published by wvgazettemail.com
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:16:35 GMT

Several hundred workers gathered for what was billed as a “West Virginia Jobs Energy Rally,” just hours before the Senate Judiciary Committee had been tentatively scheduled to take up a committee substitute version of the industry-backed bill.

Landowners claim Senate bill gives gas industry all the cards - West Virginia MetroNews
Published by wvmetronews.com
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:16:47 GMT

“These gas reserves are the way we're going to work our way out of the morass we're in right now,” said State Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher in encouraging support of the measure. “Senate Bill 576 creates a platform that is fair and reasonable to ...

Senate postpones vote on gas drilling bill - The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)
Published by theet.com
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:59:37 GMT

“Senate Bill 576 is a total betrayal of the people of West Virginia by the State Senate,” Charles Wilfong, president of the West Virginia Farm Bureau, said at a news conference Monday morning as the Senate began its floor session. S.B. 576, he said ...