This document includes Senate 3rd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 3:27 PM by lpoole.
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Chief Sponsor: David P. Hinkins

House Sponsor: Ken Ivory


8     General Description:
9          This bill amends a provision related to the governor's Office of Energy Development.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     gives the governor's Office of Energy Development the authority to charge
13     application, filing, and processing fees under certain circumstances.
14     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
15          None
16     Other Special Clauses:
17          None
18     Utah Code Sections Affected:
19     AMENDS:
20          63M-4-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2015, Chapters 356 and 378

22     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23          Section 1. Section 63M-4-401 is amended to read:
24          63M-4-401. Office of Energy Development -- Creation -- Director -- Purpose --
25     Rulemaking regarding confidential information -- Fees.
26          (1) There is created an Office of Energy Development.
27          (2) (a) The governor's energy advisor shall serve as the director of the office or appoint

28     a director of the office.
29          (b) The director:
30          (i) shall, if the governor's energy advisor appoints a director under Subsection (2)(a),
31     report to the governor's energy advisor; and
32          (ii) may appoint staff as funding within existing budgets allows.
33          (c) The office may consolidate energy staff and functions existing in the state energy
34     program.
35          (3) The purposes of the office are to:
36          (a) serve as the primary resource for advancing energy and mineral development in the
37     state;
38          (b) implement:
39          (i) the state energy policy under Section 63M-4-301; and
40          (ii) the governor's energy and mineral development goals and objectives;
41          (c) advance energy education, outreach, and research, including the creation of
42     elementary, higher education, and technical college energy education programs;
43          (d) promote energy and mineral development workforce initiatives; and
44          (e) support collaborative research initiatives targeted at Utah-specific energy and
45     mineral development.
46          (4) By following the procedures and requirements of Title 63J, Chapter 5, Federal
47     Funds Procedures Act, the office may:
48          (a) seek federal grants or loans;
49          (b) seek to participate in federal programs; and
50          (c) in accordance with applicable federal program guidelines, administer federally
51     funded state energy programs.
52          (5) The office shall perform the duties required by Sections 59-7-614.7, 59-10-1029,
53     Part 5, Alternative Energy Development Tax Credit Act, and Part 6, High Cost Infrastructure
54     Development Tax Credit Act.
55          (6) (a) For purposes of administering this section, the office may make rules, by
56     following the procedures and requirements of Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
57     Rulemaking Act, to maintain as confidential, and not as a public record, information that the
58     office receives from any source.

59          (b) The office shall maintain information the office receives from any source at the
60     level of confidentiality assigned by the source.
61          (7) The office may charge application, filing, and processing fees in amounts
62     determined by the office in accordance with Section 63J-1-504 Ŝ→ as dedicated credits ←Ŝ for
62a     performing office duties
63     described in this part.

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