2018 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Chief Sponsors:||Senator Olsen, Beyer|
|Regular Sponsors:||(Presession filed.)|
|Bill Title:||Relating to State Department of Energy; declaring an emergency.|
Creates Oregon Energy Commission as policy and rulemaking body for State Department of Energy.
Transfers certain duties of State Department of Energy and Director of State Department of Energy to commission. Modifies state energy policy. Modifies general duties of department. Requires department to develop statewide strategic energy report] plan. Requires commission to adopt report] plan no later than January 1, 2021. Requires department to present draft report] plan to Legislative Assembly no later than September 15, 2020. Requires commission to periodically review and update report] revise plan. Provides that plan and any periodic revisions may not go into effect until January 1 following legislative session at which commission submits plan or revision to Legislative Assembly. Modifies biennial comprehensive energy report requirements. Transfers certain State Department of Energy programs to other agencies. Repeals certain State Department of Energy programs. Reduces, to 0.1] 0.15 percent, percentage of energy resource supplier's gross operating revenue that annual energy resource supplier assessment may not exceed. Changes calculated share of annual energy resource supplier assessment below which energy resource supplier is exempt from payment of assessment from $250 to $2,500. Modifies definition of "gross operating revenue" for purposes of energy resource supplier assessment. Applies to annual fees due on or after July 1, 2019. Requires State Department of Energy to study further restructuring of department. Requires department to present results of study to interim committee of Legislative Assembly no later than September 15, 2019. Sunsets study requirement on December 31, 2019. Becomes operative July 1, 2019. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact, Statement Issued (Indeterminate Impact)|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In Senate Committee|
|Current Committee:||Joint Committee On Ways and Means|