Committee: Governmental AffairsSponsor: Albritton
Analyst: Vee MoselyDate: 01/18/2022


Senate Bill 36 as introduced and as amended and reported by the Committee on Governmental Affairs expands the definition of "gas" for purposes of regulating underground storage facilities by the State Oil and Gas Board of Alabama to include additional gases. In addition, this bill increases the administrative obligations of the Board by an undetermined amount to regulate the operation and abandonment of underground storage facilities. However, the increase in obligations could be offset by any fees and charges adopted by the Board, pursuant to the provisions of this bill, to defray the expenses of the Board in regulating underground storage operations.

 Jimmy Holley, Chairperson
Governmental Affairs