HB1146 (2006) Detail

(2nd New Title) AN ACT establishing a state energy policy commission.


CHAPTER 257

HB 1146 – FINAL VERSION

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2006 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 1146

AN ACT establishing a state energy policy commission.

SPONSORS: Rep. Harvey, Hills 21; Rep. Ross, Hills 3; Rep. Ryan, Merr 2; Sen. Hassan, Dist 23; Sen. Green, Dist 6

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a state energy policy commission.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six

AN ACT establishing a state energy policy commission.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

257:1 Commission Established. There is established a state energy policy commission.

257:2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the commission shall be as follows:

(a) Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b) Four members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(c) Two members appointed by the governor.

(d) The director of the office of energy and planning, or designee.

(e) A member of the public utilities commission, appointed by the commission.

(f) The consumer advocate, or designee.

(g) The commissioner of environmental services, or designee.

II. Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

257:3 Duties. The commission shall study:

I. The adequacy of electricity supplies to meet demand including, but not limited to, consideration of the following issues:

(a) Diversity of fuel supplies and availability.

(b) Reliability of service.

(c) Price to end-use customers.

(d) Divestiture of PSNH generation assets.

(e) Structure, effectiveness, and competitiveness of wholesale and retail markets.

(f) Renewable portfolio standards.

(g) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Independent System Operator (ISO) initiatives to promote increased capacity within the region, such as the forward capacity market initiative.

(h) Protection of public health and the environment.

II. Energy efficiency opportunities and programs, in all forms of energy usage.

III. Promoting renewable energy, both for electrical production and as a heat and transportation fuel source.

IV. The adequacy of natural gas supplies and fuel diversity within the state and region.

V. The regulatory process for siting commercial wind energy facilities in the state and the economic, environmental, visual and ratepayer effects associated with such facilities.

257:4 Chairperson. The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.

257:5 Report. The commission shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library in the form of an interim report on or before December 1, 2006 and a final report on or before December 1, 2007.

257:6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved: June 9, 2006

Effective: June 9, 2006

Links

HB1146 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

HB1146 Revision: 9424 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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