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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:
27 63I-1-236, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
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. [
34a the president of the Senate
35 shall appoint H. [
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
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. [
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
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.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-14-11 6:17 PM