One of the primary purposes of the IOGA is to continuously monitor the statutes and regulations that affect all aspects of the Oil and Gas Industry. This requires the engagement of legislative consultants and the establishment of relationships with legislators and regulatories in both Springfield and Washington, D.C. We have:
Helped negotiate the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act and the Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Tax Act
Resisted the imposition of the severance tax on oil production
Defeated proposed legislation which would have prevented or restricted the ability to drill wells
Advocated to preserve the Percentage Depletion Allowance
Advocated to limit the Quad O (a) methane requirements and to establish an exemption for stripper wells
Advocated to prevent the USEPA from regulating oil production waste under Subtitle D of RCRA
Met with county assessors to formulate the ad valorem tax schedule
Attended Oil and Gas Advisory Board meetings and met with IDNR personnel to review and advocate for reasonable oil and gas rules and regulations
Dan Reitz is a political consultant and lobbyist in Illinois. He served in the Illinois House of Representatives for 14 years representing the 116th District. Dan served two terms as chairman of the Health Care Licensing committee. He also served as chairman of the Cities and Villages, Agriculture and Conservation and Revenue committees in the House. Dan served as Chairman of the Illinois Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus for several terms.
Prior to his service in the House, he served a Commissioner in Randolph County for 11 years. During his service on the county board, he served on various boards and agencies including a term as President of the Illinois County Board Association.