On June 25, 2013, the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee reported as amended SB 259, which added restrictions for royalty payment information. SB 259 would revise the information included in royalty check stubs that producers are required to provide to landowners. The bill provided for similar changes to regulations for oil and gas lease royalty payments as HB 1414.
For more information on SB 259 or HB 1414, please visit the Pennsylvania General Assembly site, or the Penn State Marcellus Shale Law Blog.
Written by: Garrett Lent
Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center