The Oklahoma House of Representatives Energy and Natural Resources Committee will kick off the legislative interim studies by hosting a deep dive on two oil and gas topics in mid-August.
The legislative committee will utilize the morning session to address municipal and state guidelines concerning oil and gas production within municipal boundaries. The committee will re-evaluate and study existing state laws to determine whether additional legislation is required prior to the December bill filing deadline later this year.
Rep. Bobby Cleveland (R-Slaughterville) authored House Interim Study 18-027 which was consolidated with another study when it was approved by House Speaker Charles McCall.
Following a lunch break, the afternoon session is devoted to studying the effect of longer lateral lines on the oil and gas industry. Rep. Tommy Hardin (R-Madill) authored House Interim Study 18-047.
The combined studies will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 412C at the State Capitol. Interested parties may attend the meeting in person or follow the action online via the legislature’s official website, www.oklegislature.gov.