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                                                                  H.B. No. 1161




AN ACT
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 APPROVED: _____________________ Date _____________________ Governor