2009 Regular Session
|At the request of:||(at the request of Governor Theodore R. Kulongoski)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to greenhouse gas emissions; declaring an emergency.|
Requires Department of Transportation, Public Utility Commission and Department of Environmental Quality to develop and implement plans to meet 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal or, if meeting goal is not technologically or economically feasible, to develop and implement alternative greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategy.
Directs Environmental Quality Commission to adopt by rule greenhouse gas cap-and-trade system to achieve greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. Requires application of cap-and-trade system to all energy facilities. Allows suspension of state's cap-and-trade system if federal cap-and-trade system is adopted. Allows commission to require registration and reporting relating to greenhouse gas emissions and to establish registration fees.] Establishes Climate Improvement Fund. Continuously appropriates moneys in fund to Department of Environmental Quality for certain expenses related to greenhouse gas emissions.] Creates Oregon Climate Initiative Task Force. Authorizes task force to develop and present design recommendations for greenhouse gas cap-and-trade system to department. Sunsets task force on January 2, 2012.] Requires department to report on development of greenhouse gas cap-and-trade system and to submit to Seventy-sixth Legislative Assembly rules adopted by commission that implement cap-and-trade system.] Specifies duties and powers of state agencies in developing plans. Establishes Climate Policy Advisory Council for purpose of coordinating actions of state agencies to achieve reduction goal. Specifies duties and powers of council. Imposes deadlines on state agencies for submitting plans to council. Requires council to submit report to Legislative Assembly on state agency plans prior to January 1, 2011. Requires council to submit report to Legislative Assembly on progress in implementing plans for each odd-numbered year through 2019. Directs council to appoint certain advisory committees for purposes related to carbon offsets. Requires committees to report recommendations to appropriate legislative interim committees prior to October 1, 2012. Requires governing bodies of consumer-owned utility to establish local conservation and energy efficiency plan and to use specified amount of revenues to fund annual conservation, energy efficiency and carbon reduction or avoidance program. Specifies duties and powers of utilities in establishing plans and programs. Authorizes Department of Environmental Quality to require registration and reporting by certain persons whose activities result in emission or generation of greenhouse gases. Specifies responsibilities of Oregon Global Warming Commission. Provides whistleblower protection to employee who in good faith reports possible violation of Act. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||Revenue Impact Issued|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In Senate Committee|
|Current Committee:||Joint Committee On Ways and Means|
|Current Subcommittee:||Joint Committee On Ways and Means Subcommittee On Natural Resources|
|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|