SB 1108 Gas and Oil Act.
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Summary:
Virginia Gas and Oil Act. Provides that (i) appeals of orders and decisions of the Gas and Oil Board shall be heard de novo whenever a gas owner or operator or storage field operator is a party to the appeal; (ii) appeals of permits which were objected to by gas storage field operators shall stay the permit in certain circumstances, and (iii) the signed consent from nearby coal operators required for coalbed methane gas well permits shall be deemed to be granted for any tract where title to the coal is held by multiple owners if the applicant has obtained consent to stimulate from the co-tenants holding majority interest in the tract and none of the coal co-tenants has leased the tract for coal development. The bill also adds a well spacing requirement that applies to gas storage fields certificated by the State Corporation Commission prior to January 1, 1997, and adds gas storage field operators to the list of persons to whom notice must be given concerning applications for the establishment of field rules or drilling units or pooling orders for conventional or coalbed methane wells.

Full text:
01/20/97  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 973790757  pdf
01/29/97  Senate: Printed as engrossed 973790757-E  pdf
02/26/97  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1108ER)  pdf
03/25/97  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0759)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
House amendments engrossed
Senate amendments

Status:
01/20/97  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 973790757
01/20/97  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/27/97  Senate: Reported from A. C. & N. R. w/amd. (14-Y 0-N)
01/28/97  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/28/97  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
01/29/97  Senate: Read second time
01/29/97  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
01/29/97  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/97  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
01/29/97  Senate: Printed as engrossed 973790757-E
01/29/97  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/29/97  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
01/29/97  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/29/97  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
01/29/97  Senate: Communicated to House
01/30/97  House: Placed on Calendar
01/31/97  House: Read first time
01/31/97  House: Referred to Committee on Mining and Mineral Resources
02/12/97  House: Reported from M. & M. R. (9-Y 6-N)
02/13/97  House: Read second time
02/14/97  House: Read third time
02/14/97  House: Passed by for the day
02/17/97  House: Read third time
02/17/97  House: Pending question ordered
02/17/97  House: Amendments by Mr. Stump agreed to
02/17/97  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/17/97  House: Passed House with amendments (100-Y 0-N)
02/17/97  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/97  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/19/97  Senate: House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/97  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/97  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1108ER)
03/11/97  Senate: Enrolled
03/12/97  House: Signed by Speaker
03/13/97  Senate: Signed by President
03/24/97  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 759 (effective 7/1/97)
03/25/97  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0759)