00 SENATE BILL NO. 126
01 "An Act relating to a producer state energy symposium; and providing for an effective
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
04 * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section
05 to read:
06 PRODUCER STATE ENERGY SYMPOSIUM. (a) The Alaska Working Group on
07 Interstate Energy Production shall hold in this state, before October 1, 2011, a producer state
08 energy symposium. Subject to available funding, the group may incur expenses and enter into
09 contracts relating to the symposium. Notwithstanding other provisions of law, the group may
10 accept donations from individuals and government or private organizations for the
11 symposium. The group shall appoint one person representing the energy industry and one
12 person representing general business to serve with the group as a symposium steering
13 committee to plan the symposium, seek public and private funding for the symposium, and
14 arrange for participation at the symposium by
01 (1) legislators and executive branch officials of the producer states;
02 (2) experts from all key hydrocarbon industries;
03 (3) top experts in the fields of hydrocarbon development, environment, and
04 economics; and
05 (4) state or regional chambers of commerce and business organizations from
06 producer states.
07 (b) The symposium steering committee shall solicit peer-reviewed papers on
08 hydrocarbon development and use for presentation at the producer state energy symposium.
09 The symposium steering committee shall ensure the following topics are included for
10 consideration at the producer state energy symposium:
11 (1) fossil fuel development and use;
12 (2) carbon management and effects of carbon management on costs of energy
13 development and use;
14 (3) air quality in the context of energy development and use and costs
15 associated with air quality regulation;
16 (4) projected demands for and costs of domestic energy;
17 (5) strategies for producer states to work cooperatively to
18 (A) analyze federal legislation and the effects of proposed federal
19 legislation, regulations, and other actions on the production, distribution, or marketing
20 of domestic hydrocarbons from producer states;
21 (B) educate and lobby policy makers to shape federal legislation,
22 regulations, and other actions that have the greatest effects on the economies of
23 producer states;
24 (C) work with congressional delegations from producer states to
25 ensure proposed federal legislation, regulations, and other actions are vetted by
26 producer states before introduction, passage, or implementation.
27 (c) The Alaska Working Group on Interstate Energy Production shall submit a report
28 on the producer state energy symposium to the legislatures, governors, and congressional
29 delegations of the participating producer states and to other participants in the symposium on
30 or before December 1, 2012.
31 (d) In this section, "producer state" means a state that produces and exports more
01 hydrocarbons than it uses and imports.
02 * Sec. 2. This Act takes effect on the effective date of a version of HCR 9 that establishes in
03 the Alaska State Legislature the Alaska Working Group on Interstate Energy Production.