Senate Environmental Affairs Committee to hear bill 2/4/13 to create new Indiana Office of Energy Development

Posted by Laura Arnold  /   February 04, 2013  /   Posted in 2013 Indiana General Assembly, Uncategorized  /   No Comments

The Senate Environmental Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear SB 529 to create an Indiana Office of Energy Development as follows:

DATE:  Monday, February 4, 2013

TIME:  10:00 am EST

PLACE:  Room 233, State House, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

AGENDA:

SB 586 IDEM Certified Mail-- ***NO PUBLIC TESTIMONY; AMEND AND VOTE ONLY***

SB 529 Office of energy development

Watch on-line HERE  > http://www.in.gov/legislative/2441.htm then Please select Video Stream on the pull-down menu for Senate Room 233.

SB 529 Digest: Office of energy development. Establishes the Indiana office of energy development (office) within the office of the governor. Provides that the director of the office is the chief energy officer of the state. Provides that the office administers: (1) the alternative fuel fueling station grant program; (2) the alternative fuel vehicle grant program for local units; (3) home energy assistance and weatherization programs; (4) the energy development fund; (5) a low interest revolving loan program in consultation with the Indiana recycling market development board; (6) the Indiana coal research grant fund; (7) the green industries fund, in consultation with the Indiana economic development corporation; (8) the office of alternative energy incentives and the alternative energy incentive fund; (9) the E85 fueling station grant program, in consultation with the Indiana department of agriculture; and (10) the center for coal technology research and the coal technology research fund. Transfers the powers, duties, assets, liabilities, and rules relating to energy and energy development from the following entities to the office: (1) The lieutenant governor. (2) The center for coal technology research. Provides that the office may adopt rules to carry out its responsibilities. Abolishes duties of the lieutenant governor relating to energy policy. Makes conforming amendments.

Bill: http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2013/PDF/IN/IN0529.1.pdf

Fiscal: http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2013/PDF/FISCAL/SB0529.002.pdf

Senate Environmental Affairs Committee Members:

Chair: 

Sen. Edward Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso); s5@in.gov or (317) 232-9494

Members:

Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) R.M. #, s42@in.gov or (317) 232-9054

Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville), s23@in.gov or 317-234-9054

Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown), s26@on.gov or (317) 232-9426

Sen. Susan Glick (R-LaGrange), s13@in.gov or (317) 232-9493

Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle), s19@in.gov or (317) 232-9807

Sen. Scott Schneider (R-Indianapolis), s30@in.gov or (317) 232-9808

Sen. Mark Stoops (D-Bloomington) R.M.M., s40@in.gov or (317) 232-9847

Sen. Jean Breaux (D-Indianapolis) #, s34@in.gov or (317) 232-9534

Sen. Lonnie Randolph (D-East Chicago) #, s2@in.gov or (317) 232-9532

# = denotes also a member of Senate Utilities Committee

R.M. = Ranking Member

R.M.M. = Ranking Minority Member

 

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