H.R.555: BLM Live Internet Auctions Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about energy
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Sponsor Bill Johnson, R-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 5 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 6, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

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BLM Live Internet Auctions Act - Amends the Mineral Leasing Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct onshore oil and gas lease sales through Internet-based live bidding methods.

Requires each individual Internet-based lease sale to conclude within seven days.

Directs the Secretary to analyze the first 10 such lease sales, including estimates of: (1) increases or decreases in such lease sales, compared to sales conducted by oral bidding; and (2) the total cost or savings to the Department of the Interior as a result of such sales, compared to sales conducted by oral bidding.

Requires the report to evaluate the demonstrated or expected effectiveness of different structures for lease sales which may provide an opportunity to better maximize bidder participation, ensure the highest return to the federal taxpayers, minim...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 10, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 148.
Sept. 10, 2013 Reported by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-201.
July 24, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
July 24, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 24, 2013 Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Discharged.
May 22, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Feb. 21, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
Feb. 6, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.