March 22, 2005





ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1033

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DIGEST OF HB 1033 (Updated March 21, 2005 10:56 am - DI 52)



Citations Affected: Noncode.

Synopsis: Environmental quality service council and energy matters. Requires the EQSC to study issues concerning energy matters, including investigating methods to increase research, development, production, and use of alternative fuels.

Effective: Upon passage.





Heim , Grubb , Friend , Dvorak
(SENATE SPONSORS _ GARD, HEINOLD, LANANE, BRODEN)




    January 4, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs.
    January 11, 2005, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    January 18, 2005, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
    January 24, 2005, read third time, passed. Yeas 94, nays 0.

SENATE ACTION

    February 14, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Energy and Environmental Affairs.
    March 21, 2005, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






March 22, 2005

First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


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ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1033



    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning the environment.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: ; (05)EH1033.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) The environmental quality service council shall:
        (1) investigate methods to increase research, development, production, and use of alternative fuels, including:
            (A) biofuels such as biodiesel, ethanol, and other agricultural based alternatives to petroleum based fuels;
            (B) clean coal technology;
            (C) wind and solar power;
            (D) waste tires; and
            (E) other sources of renewable energy;
        (2) give priority consideration to review of energy projects and policies that will provide maximum economic and environmental benefits to Indiana;
        (3) include recommendations on the matters considered under this SECTION in the council's 2005 final report to the general assembly; and
        (4) provide the council's 2005 final report to:
            (A) the commissioner of agriculture; and
            (B) the department of commerce.

     (b) This SECTION expires January 1, 2006.
SOURCE: ; (05)EH1033.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.