SB448 (2018) Detail

Establishing a commission to study the establishment of a state department of energy.


SB 448 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/01/2018   0158s

2018 SESSION

18-3025

06/01

 

SENATE BILL 448

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the establishment of a state department of energy.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Rep. Shepardson, Ches. 10; Rep. Somssich, Rock. 27; Rep. Backus, Hills. 19; Rep. Barry, Hills. 21

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study the establishment of a state department of energy.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/01/2018   0158s 18-3025

06/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the establishment of a state department of energy.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Commission to Study the Establishment of a State Department of Energy.  Amend RSA 162-H by inserting after section 22 the following new section:

162-H:23  Commission Established.  There is established a commission to study establishing a state department of energy.

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

(a)  Two members of the senate, one of whom shall be a member of the majority party, and one of whom shall be a member of the minority party, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b)  Two members of the house of representatives, one of whom shall be a member of the majority party, and one of whom shall be a member of the minority party, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(c)  The commissioner of the department of natural and cultural resources, or designee.

(d)  The commissioner of business and economic affairs, or designee.

(e)  The commissioner of the department of environmental services, or designee.

(f)  The commissioner of the department of administrative services, or designee.

(g)  One representative of the office of strategic initiatives, energy division, appointed by the governor.

(h)  One representative of the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, appointed by the association.

(i)  One representative of the public utilities commission, appointed by the chairman.

(j)  One representative of the New Hampshire Clean Tech Council, appointed by the council.

(k)  One representative of utilities, appointed by the governor.

(l)  One representative of the New Hampshire High Tech Council, appointed by the council.

(m)  The consumer advocate, or designee.

(n)  The commissioner of safety, or designee.

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

III.  The commission shall:

(a)  Review existing state programs related to energy.

(b)  Review the departments of energy that have been established by other states.

(c)  Consider the feasibility of creating a new department, including the costs and savings, taking into consideration transfers from other state agencies.

IV.  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.  Nine members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

V.  The commission shall make an interim report on or before November 1, 2018, with a final report of its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation on or before November 1, 2019 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.

2  Repeal.  RSA 162-H:23, relative to the commission to study the establishment of a state department of energy, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  

I.  Section  2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2019.

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

Links

SB448 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2018 Senate Hearing
Feb. 1, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 20, 2018 House Hearing
April 4, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 19, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB448 Revision: 3032 Date: Feb. 1, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
SB448 Revision: 2789 Date: Dec. 20, 2017, 12:04 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 1
Jan. 16, 2018 Hearing: 01/16/2018, Room 103, SH, 09:30 am; SC 49
Feb. 1, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0158s, 02/01/2018; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 5
Feb. 1, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-0158s, AA, VV; 02/01/2018; SJ 3
Feb. 1, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0158s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/01/2018; SJ 3
March 7, 2018 Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 7 P. 52
March 20, 2018 Public Hearing: 03/20/2018 01:00 PM LOB 304
March 28, 2018 Full Committee Work Session: 03/28/2018 01:30 PM LOB 304
April 4, 2018 Full Committee Work Session: 04/04/2018 10:00 AM LOB 304
April 4, 2018 Executive Session: 04/04/2018 LOB 304
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 12-8; RC)
April 19, 2018 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 04/19/2018 (Vote 12-8; RC) HC 15 P. 14
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
April 19, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 29