Out of committee (To engros)
Oil, gas
OIL AND GAS – Amends and repeals existing law to revise provisions regarding the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, spacing units, oil and gas wells, integration of tracts, reporting requirements, public data, confidentiality of well and trade information, rules, and royalties and to provide for minimum surface use bonds.

RS29948C1 / H0120

In 2017, the Idaho Legislature modernized Chapter 3, Title 47, Idaho Code to provide additional guidance to operators, mineral interest owners, and the state. There were significant changes to statute at that time. After five years of operating under these new guidelines, the OGCC is recommending some additional changes to provide clarity to stakeholders. These changes improve and clarify reporting guidelines for the operator, allow changes to the makeup of the commission by removing the Director of the Department of Lands as well as changing the technical requirements of commissioners to better reflect the needs in Idaho. The changes also clarify just and reasonable terms for integration. Building these terms into statute allow mineral interest owners to be made aware of these terms prior to integration as required by the U.S. district court decision CAIA vs. Schultz.

This legislation will have no impact on the state’s General fund or any dedicated fund or federal fund because the legislation only makes technical corrections and clarifications to existing code.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/10 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/13 Reported Printed and Referred to Resources & Conservation
03/08 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/09 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
Rules Suspended: Ayes 65 Nays 0 Abs/Excd 5, read in full as required – PASSED - 62-6-2
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Galaviz, Gallagher, Gannon, Garner, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Nash, Necochea, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Weber, Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Berch, Chew, Green, Lanting, Roberts, Rubel
Absent – Furniss, Vander Woude
Floor Sponsor - Boyle
Title apvd - to Senate
03/10 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
Introduced, read first time; referred to: Resources & Environment
03/20 Reported out of committee; to 14th Order for amendment
03/27 Placed in the Committee of the Whole
Amendments ordered printed
Reported out as amended; filed for first reading
Amendments reported printed
Read first time as amended in the Senate; Filed for Second Reading
03/28 Read second time as amended in the Senate, filed for Third Reading