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9 LONG TITLE
10 General Description:
11 This bill modifies the membership of the Utah Generated Renewable Energy Electricity
12 Network Authority Board.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 . modifies the membership of the Utah Generated Renewable Energy Electricity
16 Network Authority Board; and
17 . makes technical amendments.
18 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 63H-2-202, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 378
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 63H-2-202 is amended to read:
28 63H-2-202. Authority board.
29 (1) There is created [
30 Electricity Network Authority Board that consists of seven members, appointed by the
32 (a) one member from the Governor's Office of Economic Development;
33 (b) three members from a public utility or electric interlocal entity that operates
34 electric transmission facilities within the state as follows:
35 (i) one member [
36 from an investor-owned electric corporation that operates in this state;
37 (ii) one member [
38 from a wholesale electrical cooperative in the state; and
39 (iii) one member [
40 from an electric interlocal entity;
41 (c) [
43 created in Section 53C-1-201 ;
44 (d) one representative of a business entity that produces a renewable energy source;
46 (e) one member of the general public.
47 (2) (a) The term of a board member is four years.
48 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(a), the governor shall, at the time of appointment
49 or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of board members are
50 staggered so that approximately half of the board is appointed every two years.
51 (c) The governor may remove a member of the board for cause.
52 (d) The governor shall fill a vacancy in the board in the same manner under this
53 section as the appointment of the member whose vacancy is being filled.
54 (e) An individual appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve the remaining unexpired term
55 of the member whose vacancy the individual is filling.
56 (f) A board member shall serve until a successor is appointed and qualified.
57 (3) The [
59 Subsection (1)(a) shall serve as chair of the board.
60 (4) (a) Four members of the board is a quorum for conducting board business.
61 (b) A majority vote of the quorum present is required for an action to be taken by the
63 (5) (a) The board shall meet at least quarterly on a date the board sets.
64 (b) The chair of the board or any two members of the board may call additional
66 (6) (a) (i) A member who is not a government employee may not receive compensation
67 or benefits for the member's service, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
68 performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
69 under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
70 (ii) A member who is not a government employee may decline to receive per diem and
71 expenses for the member's service.
72 (b) (i) A state government officer or employee member who does not receive salary,
73 per diem, or expenses from the agency the member represents for the member's service may
74 receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at
75 the rates established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
76 (ii) A state government officer or employee member may decline to receive per diem
77 and expenses for the member's service.
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