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9 LONG TITLE
10 Committee Note:
11 The Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim Committee
12 recommended this bill.
13 General Description:
14 This bill modifies the membership of the Utah Generated Renewable Energy Electricity
15 Network Authority Board.
16 Highlighted Provisions:
17 This bill:
18 . modifies the membership of the Utah Generated Renewable Energy Electricity
19 Network Authority Board; and
20 . makes technical amendments.
21 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
23 Other Special Clauses:
25 Utah Code Sections Affected:
27 63H-2-202, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 378
29 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
30 Section 1. Section 63H-2-202 is amended to read:
31 63H-2-202. Authority board.
32 (1) There is created [
33 Electricity Network Authority Board that consists of seven members, appointed by the
35 (a) one member from the Governor's Office of Economic Development;
36 (b) three members from a public utility or electric interlocal entity that operates electric
37 transmission facilities within the state as follows:
38 (i) one member [
39 from an investor-owned electric corporation that operates in this state;
40 (ii) one member [
41 from a wholesale electrical cooperative in the state; and
42 (iii) one member [
43 from an electric interlocal entity;
44 (c) [
46 created in Section 53C-1-201 ;
47 (d) one representative of a business entity that produces a renewable energy source; and
48 (e) one member of the general public.
49 (2) (a) The term of a board member is four years.
50 (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(a), the governor shall, at the time of appointment
51 or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of board members are
52 staggered so that approximately half of the board is appointed every two years.
53 (c) The governor may remove a member of the board for cause.
54 (d) The governor shall fill a vacancy in the board in the same manner under this section
55 as the appointment of the member whose vacancy is being filled.
56 (e) An individual appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve the remaining unexpired term
57 of the member whose vacancy the individual is filling.
58 (f) A board member shall serve until a successor is appointed and qualified.
59 (3) The [
61 Subsection (1)(a) shall serve as chair of the board.
62 (4) (a) Four members of the board is a quorum for conducting board business.
63 (b) A majority vote of the quorum present is required for an action to be taken by the
65 (5) (a) The board shall meet at least quarterly on a date the board sets.
66 (b) The chair of the board or any two members of the board may call additional
68 (6) (a) (i) A member who is not a government employee may not receive compensation
69 or benefits for the member's service, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
70 performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
71 under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
72 (ii) A member who is not a government employee may decline to receive per diem and
73 expenses for the member's service.
74 (b) (i) A state government officer or employee member who does not receive salary,
75 per diem, or expenses from the agency the member represents for the member's service may
76 receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at
77 the rates established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
78 (ii) A state government officer or employee member may decline to receive per diem
79 and expenses for the member's service.
Legislative Review Note
as of 11-19-09 10:26 AM