Act 13 of 2012 was signed into law on Feb. 14, 2012. It provides for the imposition of an unconventional gas well fee (also called a drilling impact fee). The law mandates that the fee is disbursed to local and state entities for the purposes specifically outlined in the law.
All 37 counties with spud, unconventional gas wells enacted an ordinance imposing the impact fee. All of those counties and their municipalities are eligible for impact fee money.
Counties and municipalities receiving funds are required to annually report information to the PUC.