Bill Text - HB1487 (2012)

(New Title) relative to low carbon fuel standards programs.


Revision: March 11, 2012, midnight

HB 1487 – AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

7Mar2012… 0920h

2012 SESSION

12-2796

06/09

HOUSE BILL 1487

AN ACT relative to low carbon fuel standards programs.

SPONSORS: Rep. Holden, Hills 4; Rep. Bettencourt, Rock 4; Rep. O'Brien, Hills 4

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill prohibits the state from participating in any low carbon fuel standards program requiring quotas, caps, or mandates on fuels used for transportation, industrial purposes, or home heating.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

7Mar2012… 0920h

12-2796

06/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT relative to low carbon fuel standards programs.

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

1 New Subdivision; Participation in Low Carbon Fuel Standards Programs. Amend RSA 21-O by inserting after section 22 the following new subdivision:

Participation in Low Carbon Fuel Standards Programs

21-O:23 Low Carbon Fuel Standards Programs; State Participation.

I. The state of New Hampshire shall not join, implement, or participate in any state, regional, or national low carbon fuel standards program or any similar program that requires quotas, caps, or mandates on any fuels used for transportation, industrial purposes, or home heating.

II. The department may engage in regional and national discussions of such programs. In all such discussions, the department shall inform all other participants of the prohibitions of paragraph I.

III. The department shall report all expenses resulting from its discussions to the legislative fiscal committee on a quarterly basis.

21-O:24 Applicability. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to affect or modify the provisions of RSA 125-J or RSA 125-O.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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