Truly Agreed, 2015


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SS SB 58, 2015    (Repealed Section - as Truly Agreed)    

[21.830. 1. There is hereby established a joint committee of the general assembly, which shall be known as the "Joint Committee on Missouri's Energy Future", which shall be composed of five members of the senate, with no more than three members of one party, and five members of the house of representatives, with no more than three members of one party. The senate members of the committee shall be appointed by the president pro tem of the senate and the house members by the speaker of the house of representatives. The committee shall select either a chairperson or co-chairpersons, one of whom shall be a member of the senate and one a member of the house of representatives. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum. Meetings of the committee may be called at such time and place as the chairperson or chairpersons designate.
      2. The committee shall examine Missouri's present and future energy needs to determine the best strategy to ensure a plentiful, affordable and clean supply of electricity that will meet the needs of the people and businesses of Missouri for the next twenty-five years and ensure that Missourians continue to benefit from low rates for residential, commercial, and industrial energy consumers.
      3. The joint committee may hold hearings as it deems advisable and may obtain any input or information necessary to fulfill its obligations. The committee may make reasonable requests for staff assistance from the research and appropriations staffs of the house and senate and the committee on legislative research, as well as the department of economic development, department of natural resources, and the public service commission.
      4. The joint committee shall prepare a final report, together with its recommendations for any legislative action deemed necessary, for submission to the general assembly by December 31, 2009, at which time the joint committee shall be dissolved.
      5. Members of the committee shall receive no compensation but may be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses associated with the performance of their official duties.]


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