Bill Details - SB75 (2019)

SB 75  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0899

08/06

 

SENATE BILL 75

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the economic impact of national carbon pricing in New Hampshire.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Rep. Moffett, Merr. 9

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a commission to study the economic impact of a national carbon pricing program on 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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0899

08/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the economic impact of national carbon pricing in New Hampshire.

 

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

 

1  New Subdivision; Economic Impact of National Carbon Pricing Study Commission.  Amend RSA 12-A by inserting after section 67 the following new subdivision:

Economic Impact of National Carbon Pricing Study Commission

12-A:68  Economic Impact of National Carbon Pricing Study Commission.

I.  A commission is established to study the economic impact of national carbon pricing on New Hampshire.

II.  The commission shall consist of the following members:

(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 and natural resources 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)  The director of the department of business and economic affairs, or his or her designee.

(d)  The consumer advocate of the office of the consumer advocate, or his or her designee.

(e)  Two representatives of the business and industry community, one appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, and one appointed by the president of the senate.

(f)  The director of the department of environmental services, or his or her designee.

(g)  The chairperson of the energy efficiency and sustainable energy board, or his or her designee.

(h)  One representative from an electric distribution company, appointed by the governor.

(i)  One representative from an environmental nonprofit group, 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, receiving testimony, advice, and other input at its discretion from relevant state agencies, organizations, and individuals:

(a)  The various carbon pricing programs being proposed at the national level.

(b)  The effects of the pricing would have on state energy costs, both short and long term.

(c)  The effects such pricing would have on state businesses and industries, including tourism.

(d)  The effects such pricing would have on the state job market.

(e)  The short term and long term effects such pricing would have on consumers.

(f)  The short term and long term effects such pricing would otherwise have on state costs and the state's economy.

V.  The commission shall solicit information as needed from outside individuals and groups.

VI.  At the conclusion of its study, the commission shall make appropriate recommendations to prepare the state for the possibility of national carbon pricing.

VII.  The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members, and hold the first meeting of the commission within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  The first named member of the senate shall call the first meeting.  Eight members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

VIII.  The commission shall report its findings and recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2019.

2  Repeal.  RSA 12-A:68, relative to the economic impact of national carbon pricing study commission, 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.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 4
March 19, 2019 Hearing: 03/19/2019, Room 103, SH, 10:00 am; SC 14
March 28, 2019 Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 03/28/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 15
March 27, 2019 Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 03/27/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 15
March 27, 2019 Rereferred to Committee, MA, VV; 03/27/2019; SJ 10

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 19, 2019 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB75 Revision: 5006 Date: Jan. 17, 2019, 5:20 p.m.