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H.R.1613: Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Jeffrey Duncan, R-S.C.
Total Cosponsors 17 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 18, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 1, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on June 6, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act - Title I: Amendment to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act - (Sec. 101) Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to implement any agreement for the management of transboundary hydrocarbon reservoirs entered into by the President and approved by Congress.

Prescribes procedures for submission of such agreements to Congress.

Authorizes the Secretary to implement the terms of the Agreement between the United States of America and the United Mexican States Concerning Transboundary Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico, signed at Los Cabos, February 20, 2012 (the Agreement), including: (1) approving unitization agreements and related arrangements for the exploration, developmen...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 1, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-104.
July 8, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
June 27, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 27, 2013

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 256 - 171 (Roll no. 293).

June 27, 2013

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 232 (Roll no. 292).

June 27, 2013 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H4107)
June 27, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garcia motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to require that, prior to the commencement of drilling operations authorized under this bill, the Secretary of the Interior ensure that requirements are met for well safety, blowout protection, and risk assessment. The amendment would also require increased fines for every day in which a well is found to be in violation of these requirements and give the Secretary authority to collect these fines and also to increase their maximum amounts.
June 27, 2013 Mr. Garcia moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources. (consideration: CR H4106; text CR H4106)
June 27, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4105-4108)
June 27, 2013 Before the House recessed, the Chair had declared that the noes had prevailed by voice vote on the Grayson amendment. Mr. Grayson demanded the yeas and nays.
June 27, 2013 Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule 19, further consideration of H.R. 1613 resumed.
June 27, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that further proceedings on H.R. 1613 had been postponed.
June 27, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grayson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed.
June 27, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 274, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of the Grayson amendment No. 1, as modified.
June 27, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1613.
June 27, 2013 Resolution provides for 3 separate measures and for proceedings during the period from June 29, 2013 through July 5, 2013.
June 27, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 274. (consideration: CR H4096-4108; text of measure as reported in House: CR H4097-4098)
June 27, 2013 AMENDMENT MODIFICATION AUTHORITY - Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent that during the consideration of H.R. 1613 and H.R. 2231 pursuant to H.Res. 274, amendment numbered 1 printed in part A of House Report 113-131 and amendments numbered 5 and 10 printed in part B of that report be modified. Agreed to without objection. ((consideration: CR H4096-4097; text of certain modified House amendments: CR H4097)
June 25, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 274 Reported to House. Resolution provides for 3 separate measures and for proceedings during the period from June 29, 2013 through July 5, 2013.
June 6, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 70.
June 6, 2013 Committee on Financial Services discharged.
June 6, 2013 Committee on Foreign Affairs discharged.
June 6, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-101, Part I.
May 15, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 25 - 16.
May 15, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 15, 2013 Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Discharged.
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
May 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.
April 25, 2013 Committee Hearings Held.
April 19, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources