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S.783: 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 Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 15 (10 Democrats, 1 Independent, 4 Republicans)
Introduced April 23, 2013
Latest Major Action July 29, 2013
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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
July 29, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 152.
July 29, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Wyden with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-83.
June 18, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
May 7, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-51.
April 23, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2898-2901)