Bill Text: TX SB2341 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to funding for counties for transportation infrastructure projects located in areas of the state affected by increased oil and gas production.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-21 - Referred to Transportation [SB2341 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB2341-Introduced.html
  2019S0226-1 02/15/19
 
  By: Kolkhorst S.B. No. 2341
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to funding for counties for transportation infrastructure
  projects located in areas of the state affected by increased oil and
  gas production.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 251.018, Transportation Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 251.018.  ROAD REPORTS. A road condition report made by
  a county that is operating under a system of administering county
  roads under Chapter 252 or a special law, including a report made
  under Section 251.005, must include the primary cause of any road,
  culvert, or bridge degradation, if reasonably ascertained, along
  with a brief description of the degradation.
         SECTION 2.  Sections 256.101(3) and (4), Transportation
  Code, are amended to read as follows:
               (3)  "Weight tolerance permit" means a permit issued
  under Section 623.011 for [Chapter 623 authorizing] a vehicle
  operating specifically in relation to the exploration,
  development, or production of oil or gas [to exceed maximum legal
  weight limitations].
               (4)  "Well completion" means the completion, reentry,
  or recompletion of a vertical or horizontal [an] oil or gas well.
         SECTION 3.  Section 256.103, Transportation Code, is amended
  by adding Subsection (a-1) and amending Subsection (b) to read as
  follows:
         (a-1)  To be eligible for a grant under this subchapter, a
  county must have at least 400 active wells, including horizontal,
  vertical, and oil and gas waste disposal wells, as determined by the
  most recent data of the Railroad Commission of Texas.
         (b)  Grants distributed during a fiscal year must be
  allocated among counties as follows:
               (1)  10 [20] percent according to weight tolerance
  permits, determined by the ratio of weight tolerance permits issued
  in the preceding fiscal year for the county to the total number of
  weight tolerance permits issued in the state in that fiscal year, as
  determined by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles;
               (2)  20 percent according to oil and gas production
  taxes, determined by the ratio of oil and gas production taxes
  collected by the comptroller in the preceding fiscal year in the
  county to the total amount of oil and gas production taxes collected
  in the state in that fiscal year, as determined by the comptroller;
               (3)  15 [50] percent according to vertical well
  completions, determined by the ratio of vertical well completions
  in the preceding fiscal year in the county to the total number of
  vertical well completions in the state in that fiscal year, as
  determined by the Railroad Commission of Texas; [and]
               (4)  45 percent according to horizontal well
  completions, determined by the ratio of horizontal well completions
  in the preceding fiscal year in the county to the total number of
  horizontal well completions in the state in that fiscal year, as
  determined by the Railroad Commission of Texas; and
               (5)  10 percent according to the total number [volume]
  of oil and gas waste disposal wells as defined by the Railroad
  Commission of Texas [injected], determined by the ratio of the
  total number [volume] of oil and gas waste disposal wells
  [injected] in the last full [preceding fiscal] year for which the
  Railroad Commission of Texas has a report for commercial disposal
  wells in the county to the total number [volume] of oil and gas
  waste disposal wells [injected] in the state in that [fiscal] year,
  as determined by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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