Chief Sponsor: Carl R. Albrecht

Senate Sponsor: Kevin T. Van Tassell


8     General Description:
9          This bill modifies provisions relating to the development of an agreement between
10     energy producer states.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     modifies a reporting requirement for legislators appointed to work with legislators
14     from other states to develop an energy producer states' agreement; and
15          ▸     extends the repeal date applicable to a provision relating to the development of an
16     agreement between energy producer states.
17     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18          None
19     Other Special Clauses:
20          None
21     Utah Code Sections Affected:
22     AMENDS:
23          36-12-20, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2014, Chapter 387
24          63I-1-236, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2017, Chapter 192

26     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27          Section 1. Section 36-12-20 is amended to read:
28          36-12-20. Development of proposed energy producer states' agreement --
29     Membership selection -- Agreements -- Goals -- Meetings -- Reports.

30          (1) The speaker of the House shall appoint two members of the House and the
31     president of the Senate shall appoint two members of the Senate, of which no more than three
32     of the four members shall be from the same political party, to study and work with legislative
33     members of other energy producing states for the purpose of developing a proposed energy
34     producer states' agreement.
35          (2) The proposed energy producer states' agreement shall have the following goals:
36          (a) to encourage domestic development of energy in the United States;
37          (b) to ensure the continued development of each state's domestic natural resources;
38          (c) to deliver a unified message to the federal government from energy producing states
39     by:
40          (i) participating in the development of proposed federal legislation and regulations; and
41          (ii) making recommendations regarding existing federal law and regulations including
42     the following:
43          (A) the Environmental Protection Act;
44          (B) the Endangered Species Act; and
45          (C) federal land access issues that affect the production of energy;
46          (d) to eliminate or reduce overly broad federal legislation; and
47          (e) to identify and address consequences of delays and cancellations of economically
48     viable energy projects.
49          (3) Appointed members shall:
50          (a) produce a report with recommendations regarding an energy producer states'
51     agreement; and
52          (b) present the report to the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim
53     Committee and the Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Interim Committee on or before
54     November 30 of each year.
55          (4) Compensation and expenses of a member who is a legislator are governed by
56     Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Legislative Compensation and Expenses.
57          (5) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide staff

58     assistance as requested.
59          Section 2. Section 63I-1-236 is amended to read:
60          63I-1-236. Repeal dates, Title 36.
61          (1) Section 36-12-20 is repealed June 30, [2018] 2023.
62          (2) Sections 36-26-101 through 36-26-104 are repealed December 31, 2027.