CSHCR 1(RLS) am: Relating to establishing a Task Force on a Statewide Comprehensive Energy Plan.
00 CS FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1(RLS) am 01 Relating to establishing a Task Force on a Statewide Comprehensive Energy Plan. 02 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 WHEREAS the people of Alaska deserve access to reliable, affordable energy; and 04 WHEREAS the cost and availability of energy affects economic development and 05 public health and safety; 06 BE IT RESOLVED by the Alaska State Legislature that the Task Force on a 07 Statewide Comprehensive Energy Plan is established 08 (1) to study the current state of energy resources in the state, including 09 development, generation, transmission, and delivery of reliable, affordable energy; to examine 10 the roles of the federal, state, municipal, and tribal governments in providing reliable, 11 affordable energy; and to determine whether changes ought to be made in the roles of the 12 federal, state, municipal, and tribal governments; 13 (2) to recommend any legislation needed to accomplish the changes the task 14 force determines necessary; 15 (3) to recommend financing options, including federal, state, or municipal 16 grants, bonds, or other means; and
01 (4) to prepare a statewide comprehensive energy plan addressing short-term 02 and long-term energy needs and goals for the state; and be it 03 FURTHER RESOLVED that the task force shall be composed of 12 members, 04 appointed as follows: 05 (1) one member of the senate appointed by the president of the senate; 06 (2) one member of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of 07 the house of representatives; 08 (3) one member appointed by the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce from 09 the transportation industry; 10 (4) one member appointed by the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative; 11 (5) one member appointed by the Alaska Rural Electric Cooperative 12 Association; 13 (6) one member appointed by the Alaska Oil and Gas Association; 14 (7) one member appointed by the Alaska Coal Association; 15 (8) one member appointed by the Alaska Audubon Society; 16 (9) one member appointed by the Alaska State AFL-CIO; 17 (10) one member appointed by the Alaska Public Interest Research Group; 18 (11) one member of the Denali Commission appointed by agreement of the 19 co-chairs of the Denali Commission; 20 (12) one member of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority 21 appointed by the chair of the authority; and be it 22 FURTHER RESOLVED that the task force may not pay for or reimburse task force 23 members for travel expenses or per diem; and be it 24 FURTHER RESOLVED that the task force shall report its findings and 25 recommendations and present the statewide comprehensive energy plan to the governor, the 26 speaker of the house of representatives, and the president of the senate no later than 27 January 19, 2002; and be it 28 FURTHER RESOLVED that the task force 29 (1) may begin work immediately upon the appointment of its full membership 30 or by June 15, 2001, whichever date is earlier; 31 (2) may conduct its work during the legislative session and in the interim
01 between legislative sessions; 02 (3) may use the teleconference network, meet by teleconference, and hold 03 public hearings; and 04 (4) is terminated at 11:59 p.m. on March 1, 2002.