House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment
May 2, 2023
9:30 a.m.
Room 4


  BLUE = already considered.   RED = currently being considered.   BLACK = not yet considered.
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 HR85MINCEYHUNTING/DEER - Urges and requests the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to research, evaluate, and make recommendations relative to allowing the use of dogs for deer hunting on the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area
 HB120MUSCARELLOWATERWAYS/LAKES - Prohibits the permitting of certain above-surface structures on Lake Maurepas and Lake Pontchartrain
 HB267WHEATENVIRONMENT - Places a moratorium on carbon dioxide sequestration projects on Lake Maurepas and the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area
 HB308WHEATENVIRONMENT/PERMITS - Requires an environmental impact statement as part of the coastal use permit application process for certain uses of Lake Maurepas and the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area (OR INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB453SHERMAN MACKENERGY/CONSERVATION - Requires that carbon dioxide injected for geologic sequestration using a Class VI injection well be transported to and sequestered in a storage facility in the Gulf of Mexico
 HB454SHERMAN MACKENERGY/CONSERVATION - Requires a local election for the approval of carbon dioxide sequestration within a parish (OR SEE FISC NOTE LF EX)
 HB590BAGLEYMINERALS - Provides for the payment of royalties for a nonparticipating owner's lessor royalty owner and overriding royalty owner

 Adoption of minutes from the 2022 Regular Session dated March 23, 2022, April 6, 2022, April 13, 2022, April 19, 2022, April 27, 2022, May 4, 2022, and May 10, 2022, and the 2022-2023 Interim dated August 3, 2022.


Any person who does not feel comfortable giving testimony in person may submit a prepared statement in accordance with House Rule 14.33 in lieu of appearing before the committee:

A. Any interested person or any committee member may file with the committee a prepared statement concerning a specific instrument or matter under consideration by the committee or concerning any matter within the committee's scope of authority, and the committee records shall reflect receipt of such statement and the date and time thereof.

B. Any person who files a prepared statement which contains data or statistical information shall include in such prepared statement sufficient information to identify the source of the data or statistical information. For the purposes of this Paragraph, the term "source" shall mean a publication, website, person, or other source from which the data or statistical information contained in the prepared statement was obtained by the person or persons who prepared the statement.

NOTE: Statements emailed to and received prior to noon on Monday, May 1, 2023, will be distributed to the committee members prior to the meeting.