H.R. 2661: State Mineral Revenue Protection Act

Author's Summary:  To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey to a State all right, title, and interest in and to a percentage of the amount of royalties and other amounts required to be paid to the State under that Act with respect to public land and deposits in the State, and for other purposes.

IB Summary:  This bill would turn over all royalties from mineral extraction (which includes coal, oil, and gas) on federal lands to be given to states instead of to the federal government.

Status:   Committee hearing on 9/6/17.

Links: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr2661; https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s1267