Chief Sponsor: Carl R. Albrecht

Senate Sponsor: Kevin T. Van Tassell


8     Committee Note:
9          The Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Interim Committee recommended this
10     bill.
11     General Description:
12          This bill modifies provisions relating to the development of an agreement between
13     energy producer states.
14     Highlighted Provisions:
15          This bill:
16          ▸     modifies a reporting requirement for legislators appointed to work with legislators
17     from other states to develop an energy producer states' agreement; and
18          ▸     extends the repeal date applicable to a provision relating to the development of an
19     agreement between energy producer states.
20     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21          None
22     Other Special Clauses:
23          None
24     Utah Code Sections Affected:
25     AMENDS:
26          36-12-20, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2014, Chapter 387
27          63I-1-236, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2017, Chapter 192


29     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
30          Section 1. Section 36-12-20 is amended to read:
31          36-12-20. Development of proposed energy producer states' agreement --
32     Membership selection -- Agreements -- Goals -- Meetings -- Reports.
33          (1) The speaker of the House shall appoint two members of the House and the
34     president of the Senate shall appoint two members of the Senate, of which no more than three
35     of the four members shall be from the same political party, to study and work with legislative
36     members of other energy producing states for the purpose of developing a proposed energy
37     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:
53          (a) produce a report with recommendations regarding an energy producer states'
54     agreement; and
55          (b) present the report to the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim
56     Committee and the Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Interim Committee on or before
57     November 30 of each year.
58          (4) Compensation and expenses of a member who is a legislator are governed by

59     Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Legislative Compensation and Expenses.
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, [2018] 2023.
65          (2) Sections 36-26-101 through 36-26-104 are repealed December 31, 2027.

Legislative Review Note
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel