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H.B. 461 Enrolled





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

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

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