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H.B. 461

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Chief Sponsor: Roger E. Barrus

Senate Sponsor: David P. Hinkins

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill provides for the appointment of legislative members to participate in
             10      multistate discussions involving agreements that encourage the development of
             11      domestic energy resources.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    provides for the appointment of legislators to discuss creating a multistate domestic
             15      energy development agreement;
             16          .    specifies the goals of an agreement;
             17          .    provides for a report on an energy producer states' agreement; and
             18          .    provides a repeal date.
             19      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          This bill appropriates:
             21          .    to the Legislature for fiscal year 2011-12 only:
             22              .    from the General Fund, $25,000.
             23      Other Special Clauses:
             24          This bill provides an immediate effective date.
             25      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             26      AMENDS:
             27          63I-1-236, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382

             28      ENACTS:
             29          36-12-20, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             31      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             32          Section 1. Section 36-12-20 is enacted to read:
             33          36-12-20. Membership selection -- Agreements -- Goals -- Meetings -- Reports.
             34          (1) The speaker of the House shall appoint H. [ one member ] two members .H and
             34a      the president of the Senate
             35      shall appoint H. [ one member ] two members , of which no more than three of the four
             35a1      members shall be from the same political party, .H to study and work with legislative members
             35a      of other energy
             36      producing states for the purpose of developing a proposed energy producer states' agreement.
             37          (2) The proposed energy producer states' agreement shall have the following goals:
             38          (a) to encourage domestic development of energy in the United States;
             39          (b) to ensure the continued development of each state's domestic natural resources;
             40          (c) to deliver a unified message to the federal government from energy producing states
             41      by:
             42          (i) participating in the development of proposed federal legislation and regulations; and
             43          (ii) making recommendations regarding existing federal law and regulations including
             44      the following:
             45          (A) the Environmental Protection Act;
             46          (B) the Endangered Species Act; and
             47          (C) federal land access issues that affect the production of energy;
             48          (d) to eliminate or reduce overly broad federal legislation; and
             49          (e) to identify and address consequences of delays and cancellations of economically
             50      viable energy projects.
             51          (3) Appointed members shall produce a report with recommendations regarding an
             52      energy producer states' agreement to the National Resources, Agriculture, and Environment
             53      Interim Committee and the Public Utilities and Technology Interim Committee on or before
             54      October 1, 2011.
             55          (4) Salaries and expenses of the appointed members H. [ shall ] may .H be paid in
             55a      accordance with
             56      Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Rules, Title 5, Chapter 3, Expenses and Mileage
             57      Reimbursement for Authorized Legislative Meetings, Special Sessions, and Veto Override
             58      Sessions.

             59          (5) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide staff
             60      assistance as requested.
             61          Section 2. Section 63I-1-236 is amended to read:
             62           63I-1-236. Repeal dates, Title 36.
             63          (1) Section 36-12-20 is repealed June 30, 2012.
             64          (2) Sections 36-26-101 through 36-26-104 are repealed December 31, 2017.
             65          Section 3. Appropriation.
             66          Under the terms and conditions of Title 63J, Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, the
             67      following sums of money are appropriated from resources not otherwise appropriated out of
             68      funds or accounts indicated for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, and ending June 30,
             69      2012. These are additions to amounts previously appropriated for fiscal year 2012.
             70          Item 1 To Legislature - Senate
             71              From General Fund, One-time                    $12,500
             72              Schedule of Programs:
             73                  Administration            $12,500
             74          Item 2 To Legislature - House of Representatives
             75              From General Fund, One-time                    $12,500
             76              Schedule of Programs:
             77                  Administration            $12,500
             78          Section 4. Effective date.
             79          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             80      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             81      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             82      the date of veto override.

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    as of 2-14-11 6:17 PM

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