HB 17-1336

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2017 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 26, 2017
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Additional Protections Forced Pooling Order


Current law authorizes forced pooling, a process by which any interested person–typically an oil and gas operator–may apply to the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission for an order to pool oil and gas resources located within a particularly identified drilling unit. After giving notice to interested parties and holding a hearing, the commission can adopt an order to force owners of oil and gas resources within the drilling unit who have not consented to the application (nonconsenting owners) to allow an oil and gas operator to produce the oil and gas within the drilling unit notwithstanding the owners' lack of consent. The bill specifies that: The hearing notice must be given at least 90 days before the hearing; Before entry of a pooling order, the prospective drilling unit operator must give the affected interest owners a clearly stated, concise, neutral explanation of the laws governing forced pooling; and The operators of drilling units shall, before commencing drilling operations, file an electronic report with the commission that states the number of nonconsenting owners and the percentage of acres that have been pooled, and the commission shall post the reports in a searchable database on its website.(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (4)



May 03, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Apr 26, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Colorado General Assembly

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 25, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Colorado General Assembly

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Apr 19, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Transportation & Energy

Apr 12, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy

  • Introduction
Transportation & Energy

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Amendment L.005 PDF
Amendment L.002 PDF
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (04/21/2017) PDF
Introduced (04/12/2017) PDF
Engrossed (04/25/2017) PDF
Reengrossed (04/26/2017) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/25/2017) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/18/2017) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/24/2017) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (07/31/2017) PDF


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