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Convened January 11, 2012
Adjourned sine die March 10, 2012
Reconvened April 18, 2012
Adjourned sine die April 18, 2012

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(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over
Coal mine safety; requires operator of coal mine to submit map of mine to Chief of Division of Mines of Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and revisions that show directional changes whenever mining projections deviate. Amending §§ 45.1-161.64 and 45.1-161.252. (Patron-O’Quinn, HB 684 (Chapter 241); Carrico, SB 330 (Chapter 109))
Coal mining; right to use shell, void opened underground, etc., created by removal of coal, those within boundaries of mine permit may be used consistent with state and federal regulations. Amending §§ 45.1-181 and 55-154.2. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 710 (Chapter 695))
Coal severance tax; codifies manner in which it is calculated and is declarative of existing local practice. Amending § 58.1-3712. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 712 (F))
Coal tax credits; repeals coal employment and production incentive and coalfield employment enhancement tax credits. Amending §§ 58.1-433.1, 58.1-439.2, and 58.1-2626.1. (Patron-Toscano, HB 446 (F))
Coalbed methane drilling; pooling orders, application to ground disturbing activities. Amending § 45.1-361.29. (Patron-Puckett, SB 145 (F))
Coalfield employment enhancement tax credit; eliminates sunset date. Amending § 58.1-439.2. (Patron-Puckett, SB 616 (I) See SB609)
Coalfield employment enhancement tax credit; extends sunset date. Amending § 58.1-439.2. (Patron-O’Quinn, HB 1192 (Chapter 309); Carrico, SB 609 (Chapter 649))
Gas or oil wells; records of pooled operations income and costs. Adding § 45.1-361.42:1. (Patron-Puckett, SB 153 (F))
License tax, local; ordinances that levy taxes on severing of oil, coal, or gas from earth, report. Amending § 58.1-3713.3. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1233 (Chapter 665); Puckett, SB 658 (Chapter 722))
Mining permit; use of mine voids. Amending § 45.1-181. (Patron-Puckett, SB 143 (F))
Ownership of mineral rights; adds rights to transport coal, gas, and oil to those rights presumed to be held by owner of shell. Amending § 55-154.2. (Patron-Puckett, SB 150 (F))
Virginia Gas and Oil Act; penalties for operating without permit, disregarding orders, or making false statements. Adding § 45.1-361.8:1. (Patron-Puckett, SB 152 (F))
Virginia Gas and Oil Act; production of plats or maps, surveyor or engineer to certify. Adding § 45.1-361.10:1. (Patron-Puckett, SB 144 (F))

2012 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500.