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H.B. 58

             1     

UTAH GENERATED RENEWABLE ENERGY

             2     
ELECTRICITY NETWORK AUTHORITY BOARD

             3     
AMENDMENTS

             4     
2010 GENERAL SESSION

             5     
STATE OF UTAH

             6     
Chief Sponsor: Roger E. Barrus

             7     
Senate Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

             8     
             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:
             22          None
             23      Other Special Clauses:
             24          None
             25      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             26      AMENDS:
             27          63H-2-202, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 378


             28     
             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 [a board of the authority] the Utah Generated Renewable Energy
             33      Electricity Network Authority Board that consists of seven members, appointed by the
             34      governor[, except that the governor shall appoint] as follows:
             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 [is to be appointed] selected by the governor from recommendations
             39      from an investor-owned electric corporation that operates in this state;
             40          (ii) one member [is to be appointed] selected by the governor from recommendations
             41      from a wholesale electrical cooperative in the state; and
             42          (iii) one member [is to be appointed] selected by the governor from recommendations
             43      from an electric interlocal entity;
             44          (c) [one member of the School and Institutional Trust Lands Board of Trustees created
             45      in Section 53C-1-202 ;] the director of the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration
             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 [governor shall appoint a member of the board to be the chair of the board,
             60      except that the member appointed as chair must be the] board member appointed under
             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
             64      board.
             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
             67      meetings.
             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


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