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S.B. 250 Enrolled
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS IN GENERAL; ADDRESSING FREQUENCY OF
MEETINGS OF THE ELECTRIC DEREGULATION AND CUSTOMER CHOICE TASK
FORCE; ADDRESSING DUTIES OF THE TASK FORCE; REAUTHORIZING THE
ELECTRIC DEREGULATION AND CUSTOMER CHOICE TASK FORCE; AND MAKING
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
54-7-12.5, as enacted by Chapter 62, Laws of Utah 1999
63-55b-154, as enacted by Chapter 62, Laws of Utah 1999
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 54-7-12.5 is amended to read:
54-7-12.5. Electric Deregulation and Customer Choice Task Force.
(1) (a) There is reauthorized the Electric Deregulation and Customer Choice Task Force
created by Chapter 176, Laws of Utah 1997, consisting of the following members:
(i) five members of the Senate appointed by the president of the Senate, no more than three
of whom may be from the same political party; and
(ii) seven members of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the House
of Representatives, no more than five of whom may be from the same political party.
(b) (i) The president of the Senate shall designate a member of the Senate appointed under
Subsection (1)(a)(i) as a cochair of the task force.
(ii) The speaker of the House of Representatives shall designate a member of the House
of Representatives appointed under Subsection (1)(a)(ii) as a cochair of the task force.
(c) In conducting its business, the task force shall comply with the rules of legislative
as often as twice a month, if the chairs determine that the [
(e) Salaries and expenses of the members of the task force shall be paid in accordance with
Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rule 15.03.
(f) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide staff support to the
(2) The task force shall:
(a) prepare legislation that intends to implement an electrical restructuring plan to be
presented to the Legislature for consideration during the 2001 Annual General Session, unless it is
not in Utah's best interest;
(b) monitor the implementation of the legislation described in Subsection (2)(a), if passed by
and in other states; and
the experiences of those states.
(3) In addition to the assistance of the Public Service Commission under Section 54-7-12.7 ,
the task force may request assistance from public and private resources as part of its study.
(4) The task force shall report at least annually to the Public Utilities and Technology Interim
Section 2. Section 63-55b-154 is amended to read:
63-55b-154. Repeal dates -- Title 54.
Sections 54-7-12.5 and 54-7-12.7 are repealed November 30, [
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