SB123 (2017) Detail

Establishing a commission to study a carbon reduction investment program for New Hampshire.


SB 123 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/09/2017   0280s

02/09/2017   0390s

 

2017 SESSION

17-0910

08/10

 

SENATE BILL 123

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study a carbon reduction investment program for New Hampshire.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Rep. Shepardson, Ches. 10; Rep. Backus, Hills. 19; Rep. Lovejoy, Rock. 36; Rep. Oxenham, Sull. 1

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study a carbon reduction investment program for New Hampshire.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/09/2017   0280s

02/09/2017   0390s 17-0910

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study a carbon reduction investment program for New Hampshire.

 

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

 

1  New Subdivision; Carbon Reduction Investment Program Study Commission.  Amend RSA 125-O by inserting after section 29 the following new subdivision:

Carbon Reduction Investment Program Study Commission

125-O:30  Carbon Reduction Investment Program Study Commission.

I.  There is established a commission to study a carbon reduction investment program for New Hampshire.

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

(a)  Two members of the senate, one appointed by the president of the senate and one appointed by the minority leader, both members of the senate energy committee.

(b)  Two members of the house of representatives, one appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and one appointed by the minority leader, both members of the science, technology and energy committee.

(c)  Three representatives of the environmental community, one appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, one appointed by the president of the senate, and one appointed by the governor.

(d)  Three representatives of the business community, one appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, one appointed by the president of the senate, and one appointed by the governor.

(e)  Three members of the general public, at least one of whom shall represent low income ratepayers, appointed by the governor.

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

IV.  The commission shall study:

(a)  The economic impact of a carbon reduction charge.

(b)  At what level the charge ought to be levied.

(c)  How such a charge could be used to reduce current business taxes in the state.

(d)  How and to what degree would this charge be returned to businesses and individuals in the state.

V.(a)  The commission may solicit input from all relevant entities including state agencies, appropriate businesses and information from surrounding states which have pursued similar programs through levying a carbon reduction charge.

(b)  The commission may solicit funds and commission studies and analyses for the purposes of studying the objectives in paragraph IV.

VI.  The members of the study commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the first-named senate member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Seven members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

VII.  On or before November 1, 2017, the commission shall submit an interim report of 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.  The commission shall provide a final report of its findings and recommendations on or before November 1, 2018.

2  Repeal.  RSA 125-O:30, relative to the commission to study a carbon reduction investment program for New Hampshire, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2018.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

SB123 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 2, 2017 Senate Hearing
Feb. 9, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
March 22, 2017 House Hearing
May 2, 2017 House Exec Session
June 1, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB123 Revision: 1542 Date: March 30, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
SB123 Revision: 1543 Date: Jan. 24, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 19, 2017 Introduced 01/19/2017 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 5
Feb. 2, 2017 Hearing: 02/02/2017, Room 103, SH, 01:45 pm; SC 8
Feb. 9, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0280s, 02/09/2017; SC 9
Feb. 9, 2017 Committee Amendment # 2017-0280s, AA, VV; 02/09/2017; SJ 5
Feb. 9, 2017 Sen. Avard Floor Amendment # 2017-0390s, AA, VV; 02/09/2017; SJ 5
Feb. 9, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendments 2017-0280s and 2017-0390s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/09/2017; SJ 5
Feb. 16, 2017 Introduced 02/16/2017 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 8 P. 45
March 22, 2017 Public Hearing: 03/22/2017 10:30 AM LOB 304
March 28, 2017 Full Committee Work Session: 03/28/2017 10:00 AM LOB 304
May 2, 2017 Executive Session: 05/02/2017 01:30 PM LOB 304
June 1, 2017 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 06/01/2017 (Vote 10-9; RC) HC 26 P. 17
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1145h
June 1, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA DV 172-136 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 137