Legislature approves Yaw royalty transparency bill

July 1, 2013

HARRISBURG - Legislation requiring natural gas companies operating in Pennsylvania to standardize all deductions on royalty check payment stubs has passed both chambers of the General Assembly and now heads to Governor Corbett's desk, according to bill sponsor Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).

Senate Bill 259 would require companies producing natural gas to show on each royalty check stub, attachment to a payment form, or other remittance advice a detailed itemization of all royalty deductions from royalties paid to a leaseholder.

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