Oklahoma v. Texas - 266 U.S. 303 (1924)

U.S. Supreme Court

Oklahoma v. Texas, 266 U.S. 303 (1924)

Oklahoma v. Texas

No. 13, Original

Order entered November 18, 1924

266 U.S. 303




Order amending an earlier order ( 265 U. S. 265 U.S. 513, par. 4) for payment of a gross production tax to Texas out of funds held by the receiver and denying the state's supplemental petition for payment of another like tax.

On consideration of the supplemental petition of the State of Texas for a modification of paragraph 4 of the order of June 9, last, it is ordered that the petition be denied insofar as it relates to the tax prescribed in § 11 of the Texas statute of February 20, 1917, regulating pipelines -- the denial to be without prejudice to such right as the state may have to collect this tax from persons other than the receiver -- and that paragraph 4 of the said order of June 9, last, relating to the payment of the gross production tax prescribed by Article 7383 of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, as amended by an act of June 2, 1923, be so modified as to require (a) that the amounts to be paid by the receiver be computed on the full production of each well; (b) that the payment in respect of any well be not in excess of the net proceeds from that well remaining in the receiver's hands; (c) that the payments be only of such part of the tax as has not been paid by parties in interest, and (d) that, as between owners and

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lessees the payments by the receiver be charged against the lessees, they being the ones on whom as between the two the tax would fall.

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