H.R. 527 - Helium Stewardship Act of 2013

Energy. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
To amend the Helium Act to complete the privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium markets while protecting the interests of American taxpayers, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
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The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
5 proposed amendments. 4 accepted. 1 rejected. View amendments 
House Vote: On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 527: Helium Stewardship Act of 2013

DID NOT PASS on April 26, 2013.

voted YES: 0 voted NO: 0
1 voted present/not voting

Helium Stewardship Act of 2013

H.R. 527 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
To amend the Helium Act to complete the privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium markets while protecting the interests of American taxpayers, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend the Helium Act to complete the privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium markets while protecting the interests of American taxpayers, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act
  • Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act
  • Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act
  • Helium Stewardship Act of 2013
  • Helium Stewardship Act of 2013
Sponsor
Doc Hastings
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Energy
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Business records
  • California
  • Coal
  • Congressional oversight
  • Education programs funding
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Energy prices
  • Energy research
  • Energy storage, supplies, demand
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Government trust funds
  • Indian lands and resources rights
  • Land use and conservation
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Parks, recreation areas, trails
  • Pipelines
  • Research and development
  • Roads and highways
  • Solid waste and recycling
  • Strategic materials and reserves
  • Texas
  • Transportation programs funding
  • User charges and fees
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Major Actions
Introduced2/06/2013
Referred to Committee
Amendments (5 proposed)
Passed House4/26/2013
Passed Senate9/19/2013
Passed Senate9/26/2013
Signed by President10/02/2013
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 55 (Dent) to H.R. 527: Amendment sought to ensure the continued supply of helium for end users while requiring ...4/26/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
87 voted YES 312 voted NO 34 voted present/not voting
currently selectedHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 527: Helium Stewardship Act of 20134/26/2013This motion DID NOT PASS the House
0 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.R. 527: Helium Stewardship Act of 20134/26/2013This bill PASSED the House
394 voted YES 1 voted NO 38 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Collins (GA) amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.4/26/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Holt amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.4/26/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Thornberry amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.4/26/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 1960 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.9/19/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateH.R. 527: Helium Stewardship Act of 20139/19/2013This bill PASSED the Senate
97 voted YES 2 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateSenate agreed to House amendment to Senate amendment by Unanimous Consent.9/26/2013PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/06/2013
2/06/2013Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
2/14/2013Committee Hearings Held.
3/20/2013Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar3/20/2013Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
4/18/2013Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-42.
Put on a legislative calendar4/18/2013Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 27.
4/24/2013Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 178 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 527 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
4/25/2013Rule H. Res. 178 passed House.
4/25/2013Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 178.
4/25/2013Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 527 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
4/25/2013House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 178 and Rule XVIII.
4/25/2013The Speaker designated the Honorable Jason Chaffetz to act as Chairman of the Committee.
4/25/2013GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 527.
4/25/2013Mr. Hastings (WA) moved that the Committee rise.
4/25/2013On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4/25/2013Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 527 as unfinished business.
4/26/2013Considered as unfinished business.
4/26/2013The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
4/26/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 178, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Collins (GA) amendment No. 1.
4/26/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 178, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dent amendment No. 2.
4/26/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Dent amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Dent demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
4/26/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 178, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Holt amendment No. 3.
4/26/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 178, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thornberry amendment No. 4.
4/26/2013Mr. Hastings (WA) moved that the Commitee rise.
4/26/2013On motion that the Commitee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
4/26/2013Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 527 as unfinished business.
4/26/2013The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 527.
4/26/2013The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4/26/2013The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
4/26/2013Mr. Schneider moved to recommit with instructions to Natural Resources.
4/26/2013DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schneider motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add at the end of the bill a new section on banning exports to hostile nations that seek nuclear weapons or missile technology.
4/26/2013The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
4/26/2013Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
select this voteVote4/26/2013H.Amdt. 55 (Dent) to H.R. 527: Amendment sought to ensure the continued supply of helium for end users while requiring ...
currently selectedVote4/26/2013On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 527: Helium Stewardship Act of 2013
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage4/26/2013H.R. 527: Helium Stewardship Act of 2013
4/26/2013Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Collins (GA).
select this voteVote4/26/2013On agreeing to the Collins (GA) amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
4/26/2013Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Dent.
4/26/2013Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Holt.
select this voteVote4/26/2013On agreeing to the Holt amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
4/26/2013Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Thornberry.
select this voteVote4/26/2013On agreeing to the Thornberry amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
5/06/2013Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
9/19/2013Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources discharged by Unanimous Consent.
9/19/2013Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
9/19/2013Message on Senate action sent to the House.
9/19/2013Amendment SA 1960 proposed by Senator Wyden.
select this voteVote9/19/2013Amendment SA 1960 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage9/19/2013H.R. 527: Helium Stewardship Act of 2013
9/25/2013House agreed to Senate amendment with an amendment pursuant to H. Res. 354.
9/25/2013Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendment.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage9/26/2013Senate agreed to House amendment to Senate amendment by Unanimous Consent.
9/26/2013Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President9/27/2013Presented to President.
Signed10/02/2013Signed by President.
Enacted10/02/2013Became Public Law No: 113-40.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteH. Amdt. 54Collins, Doug [R-GA9]April 26, 2013Passed by voice vote on April 26, 2013.

Amendment ensures that excess funds realized as a result of the implementation of the bill are used to reduce the annual Federal budget deficit.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 55Dent, Charles [R-PA15]April 26, 2013Failed by roll call vote on April 26, 2013.

Amendment sought to ensure the continued supply of helium for end users while requiring the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to honor existing contracts for the supply and delivery of helium and also sought to affirm that the federal government will honor existing contracts that are set to expire October 1, 2015.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 56Holt, Rush [D-NJ12]April 26, 2013Passed by voice vote on April 26, 2013.

Amendment requires an assessment of how closing the Federal Helium Reserve could influence helium availability, including options for insuring a reliable helium supply in coming decades.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 57Thornberry, Mac [R-TX13]April 26, 2013Passed by voice vote on April 26, 2013.

Amendment affirms the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to allow private entities to connect to and store helium in the Federal Helium Reserve for an appropriate fee.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 1960Wyden, Ron [D-OR]September 19, 2013Passed by voice vote on September 18, 2013.

In the nature of a substitute.

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