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  • Summary date: Apr 11 2019 - View Summary

    Establishes the 12-member House Select Committee to Study Transformative Strategies for a New North Carolina Economy (Committee) to study legislative changes and budgetary investments needed to develop a Green New Deal for North Carolina and achieve the nine specified climate and environmental resiliency outcomes within the target window of 10 years from the start of execution of the plan devised by the Committee. Those nine outcomes include dramatically expanding existing renewable power sources and deploying new production capacity with the goal of meeting 100% of statewide power demand through renewable energy resources, building a statewide, energy-efficient, smart grid, and promoting job creation through the implementation of a plan and policies that promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and green technologies. Requires the Committee to meet on the last Friday of the month, or upon the call of the chair and allows it to meet during the interim period between sessions or recesses of the General Assembly. Allows the Committee to make a preliminary report containing findings and recommendations prior to the convening of the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Requires a final report on the results of its study, including any proposed legislation, to the members of the General Assembly by December 1, 2020. Terminates the Committee upon the earlier of the filing of its final report or December 1, 2020.