Bill Summary for H 585 (2011-2012)
Apr 4 2011
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TO ESTABLISH THE NORTH CAROLINA ENERGY INDEPENDENCE SEARCH COMMITTEE TO CONTACT AND INVITE MAJOR ENERGY COMPANIES TO EXPLORE IN NORTH CAROLINA FOR NATURAL GAS, OIL, WIND, OR OTHER ENERGY SOURCES CAPABLE OF LARGE SCALE ENERGY PRODUCTION FOR THE PURPOSE OF NORTH CAROLINA BECOMING MORE ENERGY INDEPENDENT.Intro. by Pridgen.
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Enacts new Part 22, North Carolina Energy Independence Search Committee, to Article 10 in GS Chapter 143B. Creates a three- member NC Energy Independence Search Committee (Committee) as title indicates. Charges the Committee with two specified responsibilities. Details the Committee schedule and members’ term limits and directs the Committee to report by January 15 each year to the Secretary of Commerce, the General Assembly, and the NC Utilities Commission on findings, recommendations, and progress. Requires the first report be submitted by January 15, 2012. Specifies that the Department of Commerce must use funds available for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 fiscal years to implement the act. Effective July 1, 2011.