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H.R.527: Helium Stewardship Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Doc Hastings, R-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 4 (2 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 6, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 2, 2013
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Bill Progress

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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Helium Stewardship Act of 2013 - (Sec. 3) Amends the Helium Act to require that all proceeds received by the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) from the sale or disposition of helium on federal land from sale or auction be credited to the Helium Production Fund (established in this Act).

(Sec. 4) Requires the Secretary to impose a fee that accurately reflects the economic value of helium storage, withdrawal, or transportation services.

Requires that such a fee be not less than the amount required to reimburse the Secretary for the full costs of providing storage, withdrawal, or transportation services, including capital investments in upgrades and maintenance at the Federal Helium System.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) publish annually a standardized schedule of fees that will be charged for such services; (2) credit such fees to the Helium Production Fund; (3) allow any person or qualified bidder to which crude helium is sold or auctioned under this Act to...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 2, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-40.
Oct. 2, 2013 Signed by President.
Sept. 27, 2013 Presented to President.
Sept. 26, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Sept. 26, 2013 Senate agreed to House amendment to Senate amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6932-6933)
Sept. 25, 2013 Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment.
Sept. 25, 2013 House agreed to Senate amendment with an amendment pursuant to H. Res. 354. (consideration: CR H5824-5825)
Sept. 19, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Sept. 19, 2013

Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 97 - 2. Record Vote Number: 203.

Sept. 19, 2013 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S6632-6634)
Sept. 19, 2013 Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources discharged by Unanimous Consent.
May 6, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
April 26, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
April 26, 2013

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 394 - 1 (Roll no. 128).

April 26, 2013

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 211 (Roll no. 127).

April 26, 2013 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H2375)
April 26, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schneider 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 add at the end of the bill a new section on banning exports to hostile nations that seek nuclear weapons or missile technology.
April 26, 2013 Mr. Schneider moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources. (consideration: CR H2375-2376; text: CR H2375)
April 26, 2013 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H2357-2360)
April 26, 2013 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H2375)
April 26, 2013 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 527.
April 26, 2013 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
April 26, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2374-2377)
April 26, 2013 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 527 as unfinished business.
April 26, 2013 On motion that the Commitee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
April 26, 2013 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved that the Commitee rise.
April 26, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 178, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendment No. 4.
April 26, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 178, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holt amendment No. 3.
April 26, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Dent amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Dent demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
April 26, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 178, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dent amendment No. 2.
April 26, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 178, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Collins (GA) amendment No. 1.
April 26, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2357-2364)
April 25, 2013 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 527 as unfinished business.
April 25, 2013 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
April 25, 2013 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved that the Committee rise.
April 25, 2013 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 527.
April 25, 2013 The Speaker designated the Honorable Jason Chaffetz to act as Chairman of the Committee.
April 25, 2013 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 178 and Rule XVIII.
April 25, 2013 Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 527 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
April 25, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 178. (consideration: CR H2323-2327)
April 25, 2013 Rule H. Res. 178 passed House.
April 24, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 178 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 527 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
April 18, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 27.
April 18, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-42.
March 20, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
March 20, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Feb. 14, 2013 Committee Hearings Held.
Feb. 6, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.