H.B. No. 1161
relating to the provision of certain information to owners of oil or
gas royalty interests by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 91.504(e), Natural Resources Code, is
amended to read as follows:
(e) At least once every 12 months, a payor shall provide the
following statement to each royalty interest owner to whom the
payor makes a payment:
Section 91.504, Texas Natural Resources Code,
gives an owner of a royalty interest in oil or gas
produced in Texas the right to request from a payor
information about itemized deductions, the heating
value of the gas, and the Railroad Commission of Texas
identification number for the lease, property, or well
that may not have been provided to the royalty interest
owner. The request must be in writing and must be made
by certified mail. A payor must respond to a request
regarding itemized deductions, the heating value of
the gas, or the Railroad Commission of Texas
identification number by certified mail not later than
the 60th day after the date the request is received. An
owner of a royalty interest in oil or gas may obtain
Additional] information regarding production that
has been reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas
[ and related information may be obtained] by
contacting the oil and gas division of the commission
[ Railroad Commission of Texas' Office of Public
Assistance] or accessing the commission's website and
providing the identification number of the lease and
the county in which the lease is located.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 1161 was passed by the House on April
5, 2005, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 1161 was passed by the Senate on May
25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate