HB 1033-1_ Filed 03/21/2005, 11:50

COMMITTEE REPORT




MADAM PRESIDENT:

    The Senate Committee on Energy and Environmental Affairs, to which was referred House Bill No. 1033, has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that said bill be AMENDED as follows:

    Delete the title and insert the following:
    A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning the environment.

SOURCE: Page 1, line 1; (05)AM103302.1. -->     Page 1, delete lines 1 through 17.
    Delete page 2.
    Page 3, delete lines 1 through 12, begin a new paragraph and insert the following:
SOURCE: ; (05)AM103302.1. -->     "SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) The environmental quality service council shall:".
SOURCE: Page 3, line 13; (05)AM103302.3. -->     Page 3, line 13, delete "(A) Investigate", begin a new line block indented and insert:
         " (1) investigate".
    Page 3, delete lines 15 through 42, begin a new line double block indented and insert:
            " (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.
    
SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.".
    Delete page 4.
    (Reference is to HB 1033 as printed January 12, 2005.)

and when so amended that said bill do pass .

Committee Vote: Yeas 7, Nays 0.

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Senator Gard, Chairperson


AM 103302/DI 52    2005