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North Dakota legalists are considering changing the state oil tax policy to achieve a requirement that companies pay higher taxes oil when the price prices rise, but at least one buyer offers questions on the process being processed, use.

The proposal was introduced on Monday as an amendment to the tribal oil tax bill, but the change in oil production would have an impact throughout the country.

In 2015, legislators reduced the total tax charged on oil production from 11.5 percent to 10 percent. The tax reform called known to increase the tax to 11 percent if the West Texas oil price reaches $ 90 barrel for three months after a row.

Members of the Senate Finance and Taxation Committee voted 4-1 on Monday to recommend that those $ 90 be started, with the oil tax being kept at 10 percent regardless of the oil price.

Mr Jim Dotzenrod, D-Wyndmere, voted against the amendment, calling for "a little bit dangerous" and anxiety stating that the public was unable to make weight after the encouragement was removed.

"I do not remember discussing this in the hearing," said Dotzenrod

The chairman of the committee, Mr Dwight Cook, R-Mandan, gave the amendment to Senate Bill 2312, who wants to resolve a dispute with the Mandan, Hidatsa and Nation Arikara on how oil tax income is shared.

The bill would transfer more oil tax revenues to the oil for oil produced on trusts, and transfer more to the state for oil produced on fee lands. The federal lands in trust in the territories and lands benefit from the federal government in trust for the private lands within the reserve. It is estimated that the proposal will increase tribal oil tax income at $ 33 million for 2019-21.

Cook said some legislators would like to eliminate the $ 90 incentive, and it is proposed to settle that issue before a new tribal tax agreement is signed to change from the future interference to the public.

In addition, Cook said that the objective ends with certainty in the state oil tax policy.

In 2015, the NHA Nation versus the oil extraction tax was reduced and it was successful that the objective was set at $ 70.

On Monday, Chairman Fox Fox said that the leaders of the MHA Nations were willing to negotiate the $ 90 stimulus but they would like to consider two other amendments.

The proposed bill would apply to new wells that were drilled within Fort Berthold Reserved. The end is proposing that the new tax policy will also be applied to existing wells that enhance the new technology to increase oil production, such as new hydraulic broken methods.

Another amendment would apply to drilled ways outside the reservation that extends horizontally in Fort Berthold. The State Tax Department is still evaluating the potential impact of these two interests.

It is hoped that the Seanad members will vote for the $ 90 incentive to reach during 1 m.m. Tuesday. floor session, according to Cook. The overall bill received a 5-0 "pass" recommendation from the committee.

The House and Seanad rejected every bills this session which raised the total oil tax from 10 percent to 11.5 percent. One argument against these bills is that companies would pay a higher rate if oil prices reaches $ 90.

The price of WTI oil was about $ 52 per barrel on a Monday afternoon, according to Bloomberg.

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