HB 3105 will strip municipalities of the authority to regulate the oil and gas industry with their drilling ordinances. If this bill passes, the oil and gas industry can drill anywhere they want to in your cities.
H.B. 3105 (Keffer) – Regulatory Takings/Oil and Gas: would make a city regulation that damages, destroys, impairs, or prohibits development of a mineral interest subject to the Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act, which would:
- (1) waive sovereign immunity to suit and liability for a regulatory taking;
- (2) authorize a private real property owner to bring suit to determine whether the governmental action of a city results in a taking;
- (3) require a city to prepare a “takings impact assessment” prior to imposing certain regulations; and
- (4) require a city to post 30-days notice of the adoption of most regulations prior to adoption.
TELL THEM TO VOTE NO ON HB 3105.
When I find out which committee members voted for this bill, I will let you know.