Bill Summary & Status Bill Summary & Status for the 106th Congress


SPONSOR: Rep Miller, George (introduced 01/19/99)
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STATUS: Floor Actions


STATUS: Detailed Legislative Status

House Actions

Jan 19, 99:
Referred to the House Committee on Resources.
Feb 2, 99:
Executive Comment Requested from Interior.
Feb 2, 99:
Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.

STATUS: Congressional Record Page References





Rep Rahall, Nick J., II - 01/19/99Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. - 01/19/99
Rep DeFazio, Peter A. - 01/19/99Rep LaFalce, John J. - 01/19/99
Rep Lewis, John - 01/19/99Rep Stark, Fortney Pete - 02/02/99
Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. - 02/02/99Rep Bonior, David E. - 02/23/99
Rep Rothman, Steven R. - 02/23/99Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. - 03/02/99
Rep Capps, Lois - 03/02/99Rep Luther, Bill - 04/12/99
Rep Inslee, Jay - 04/12/99Rep Olver, John W. - 04/12/99



Hardrock Mining Royalty Act of 1999 - Requires the payment of a royalty to the Federal Government of five percent of the net smelter return from the production of locatable minerals or mineral concentrates produced from any mining claim located under the general mining laws. Establishes the Abandoned Minerals Mine Reclamation Fund, into which all such royalty receipts shall be deposited for the reclamation and restoration of land and water resources adversely affected by past minerals activities (other than coal and fluid minerals activities). Identifies the kinds of land and waters eligible for reclamation expenditures. Authorizes appropriations for the Fund.

Restricts the issuance of any patents for mining or mill site claims to those for which applications were filed, certain statutory requirements governing vein or lode claims, placer claims, and mill site claims were complied with, before September 30, 1994.

Sets forth annual claim maintenance fee requirements (which shall not apply to oil shale claims subject to claim maintenance fees under the Energy Policy Act of 1992).