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  S.B. No. 997
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the administration of and exemptions from the gas
  production tax.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subsection (a), Section 201.058, Tax Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The exemptions described by Sections 202.056, 202.057,
  [202.059,] and 202.060 apply to the taxes imposed by this chapter as
  authorized by and subject to the certifications and approvals
  required by those sections.
         SECTION 2.  Subsection (a), Section 201.203, Tax Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  On or before the 20th day of the second month following
  the month in which gas was produced, the [last day of each calendar
  month, each] producer shall file a report with the comptroller on
  forms prescribed by the comptroller. The report must contain the
  following information concerning gas produced during the
  [preceding calendar] month being reported:
               (1)  the gross amount of gas produced that is subject to
  the tax imposed by this chapter;
               (2)  the leases from which the gas was produced;
               (3)  the names and addresses of the first purchasers of
  the gas; and
               (4)  other information the comptroller may reasonably
  require.
         SECTION 3.  Subsection (a), Section 201.2035, Tax Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  On or before the 20th day of the second month following
  the month in which gas was purchased from a producer, the [last day
  of each calendar month, each] first purchaser must file a report
  with the comptroller on forms prescribed by the comptroller. The
  report must contain the following information concerning gas
  purchased from a producer during the [preceding calendar] month
  being reported:
               (1)  the gross amount of gas purchased from each
  producer;
               (2)  the price paid for the gas;
               (3)  the leases from which the gas was produced; and
               (4)  other information the comptroller may reasonably
  require.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 997 passed the Senate on April
  9, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 997 passed the House on April
  22, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 149, Nays 0, one present not
  voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor